5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Your Car to Wheel Studs

Most passenger cars today are equipped with lug-studs, which mate to their female threads on the hub and hold the wheel in place. They work perfectly for holding the factory wheels to the hub and are not something a ‘normal’ commuter would think twice about. However, if you have ever had to service your car [...]

April 18th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|0 Comments

Best Used European Performance Cars Under $20,000

One major benefit we enjoy at ECS is seeing what our customers prefer to drive and modify. While we only cater to European vehicles, the distribution of makes, models, and trim packages is still incredibly diverse. There are, of course, clear leaders in each brand segment that tell us which cars are most popular [...]

January 19th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Used European Performance Cars Under $20,000

CRP Automotive: Trusted Replacement Parts for 50 Years

CRP Automotive has supplied OE quality replacement parts to European manufactured vehicles for over 50 years. This longevity and dedication to OEM standards have made CRP and their subsidiaries Rein Automotive, ContiTech, Pentosin, and others, incredibly well known and trusted in the automotive community. Nearly every restoration or maintenance project features their parts, and for good [...]

December 29th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Engine, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on CRP Automotive: Trusted Replacement Parts for 50 Years

Dorman Products: New Since 1918

Dorman Products is a renowned supplier of original equipment parts generally “exclusive” to manufacturer dealerships including replacement parts, hardware, brake parts, fasteners, and more to the automotive community. Their high-quality focus and unique components offered as an alternative to “genuine” manufacturer parts makes for a low cost, reliable, and often a more effective replacement for [...]

December 27th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Dorman Products: New Since 1918

Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

Similarities between performance cars and everyday commuter cars are incredibly limited. One crossover area that tends to hold uniform importance across all forms of motoring is the ability to brake properly. Put in simple terms, cars of all types need to match their braking force with how much power they produce. In this regard, [...]

December 15th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

Most enthusiasts will agree that their car is part of the family. We all love our cars and the relationships we are able to build with them, but modification is what we do. The process of customizing, maintaining, and improving the functions and appearance of our cars is cathartic in a way. Just as [...]

November 28th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Bring the capabilities of a professional scan tool to your personal garage and never have to pay hundreds of dollars at a dealership or shop again! BMW/MINI Scan Tool From basic oil service, light reset to the more advanced adaptation and actuation, this scan tool is industry leading. Plug the tool directly into your OBDII/EOBD BMW or MINI [...]

July 21st, 2017|Audi, BMW, Braking, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, MINI, Porsche, Software, Suspension, Tech Tips, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Easiest Oil Change Ever Courtesy of Schwaben Tools!

Introduction The Schwaben 6.5 Liter Extractor system is hand -operated for fast extraction of any type of fluid. Two different diameter extracting tubes are included to suit your particular application. The unit has a vacuum release button for quick and easy release. Displace 6.5 Liters ( 6.8 qts.) of fluid in minutes while maintaining a [...]

July 20th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, DIYs, Engine, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Easiest Oil Change Ever Courtesy of Schwaben Tools!

ECS Nation: Jason’s 2009 Porsche 997 911 Carrera 4S

Introduction My wife and I are car people, and we purchased the 911 as a 10-year anniversary present to each other about 4 years ago on our wedding anniversary.  We've been modifying it together along the way, driving it to car shows in and out of state, carrying it on weekend romps, and making an [...]

July 12th, 2017|ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Porsche|Comments Off on ECS Nation: Jason’s 2009 Porsche 997 911 Carrera 4S

Differential Service Basic Theory and Procedure

Introduction: Differential service, while quite often overlooked, is a routine service that is generally fairly easy, and can be completed in an afternoon. The differential(s) on your vehicle is a crucial part of the running gear and just like the engine or transmission, rely on their fluid for lubrication, cleaning, proper operation, and cooling. They [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, DIYs, Drivetrain, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Differential Service Basic Theory and Procedure