Most Common BMW E46 M3 Problems

The E46 M3 is considered the last analog M3 and is still used today as the benchmark quintessential sports car. With a celebrated history, massive enthusiast community, and astounding aftermarket support, it has maintained relevance and still commands a premium price, even for SMG-equipped examples. Despite all those positives, and the 333bhp S54 power plant [...]

2020-11-05T10:59:50-05:00November 5th, 2020|BMW, DIYs|0 Comments

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

In the never-ending 2020 adversity, we still have to handle the normal seasonal work that always seems to come out of nowhere. Winter is quickly approaching and that means shorter days, colder temperatures, and fewer weekends to spend in the garage preparing for it. Right now is the time we put our fun cars, bikes, [...]

2020-10-29T16:11:30-04:00October 29th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

Must-Have Tools For Your Garage This Winter

If you’re like me, the winter is good for staying inside under a blanket with a glass of whiskey or next to your heater in the garage tackling large projects. With my recent trip to Euro District, I have a newfound motivation to start cleaning up that last 10% of my BMW E30 build to [...]

2020-10-23T11:27:43-04:00October 22nd, 2020|DIYs, General, Schwaben|Comments Off on Must-Have Tools For Your Garage This Winter

OE, OEM, Aftermarket, What’s It All Mean?

If you are fairly new to the wonderful world of DIY maintenance and upgrades on your car, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed with all the acronyms, like DIY (do it yourself, if you didn’t know.) These acronyms, like DCT, LSD, ASC, and the alphabet soup of other shorthand signifiers are pretty easy to google and [...]

2020-09-30T14:29:49-04:00September 30th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on OE, OEM, Aftermarket, What’s It All Mean?

How To Protect Your BMW E9X M3 With This Skid Plate Install DIY

With the prices of BMW E9X M3 reaching affordable levels, it's no surprise the M-powered legend doesn't last long on the second-hand market. When you can pick a 414hp high-strung V8 powered luxury sports compact with no compromise to reliability and quality or a thirty-year-old Nissan with no parts availability and half the horsepower, it's [...]

2020-07-07T10:54:33-04:00July 7th, 2020|BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs|Comments Off on How To Protect Your BMW E9X M3 With This Skid Plate Install DIY

How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

While we’re all sheltering in place, we’ve come to realize how much this adversity has affected nearly every function of our daily lives. Staying in and limiting our trips to stores for essential supplies is certainly the best course of action, but we’re now seeing unexpected outcomes from doing so and I’m not talking about [...]

2020-04-24T13:19:32-04:00April 24th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

Millions of Americans woke up this morning to an extra $1,200 in their accounts thanks to the Congressionally passed ‘Covid-19 Stimulus Bill’ that is designed to help reinvigorate the economy and provide much-needed assistance to those out of work struggling to pay for necessities. If you’re like most people, this stimulus check is effectively money [...]

2020-04-15T15:52:10-04:00April 15th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Exhaust, Performance, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

DIY Projects to Keep You Busy

It’s been almost two weeks since we all self-isolated here at ECS, with only our essential distribution center staff working in modified shifts in the building to comply with social distancing recommendations. Since we all went home, along with most of the nation, to work from our couches, beds, floors, or home offices, we’ve tried [...]

2020-03-30T16:25:11-04:00March 30th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY Projects to Keep You Busy

Staying Busy While Staying Home: Assembled by ECS Kits

With the number of states that are taking precautions over the COVID-19 outbreak growing, we know that leaves many of us at home while we wait for everything to settle and clear. That is the right move for the sake of our country’s health, but it is incredibly hard to stay busy and motivated as [...]

2020-03-23T16:31:41-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Audi, BMW, Braking, DIYs, Drivetrain, Project Cars, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Staying Busy While Staying Home: Assembled by ECS Kits

How to Make Your MK6 or MK7 GTI Look Better in Five Minutes: ECS Direct Fit Exhaust Tips

When it comes to adding personal touches to our cars, you often have three qualities to expect, and two you can pick per upgrade. As the old saying goes; you can have it fast, you can have it good, and you can have it cheap, but you can’t have all three. You have to pick [...]

2020-01-22T15:14:33-05:00January 22nd, 2020|About, DIYs, Exhaust, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Make Your MK6 or MK7 GTI Look Better in Five Minutes: ECS Direct Fit Exhaust Tips