Best Performance Upgrades to Fit Your Budget

If you’re like me and don’t spend money on anything but food and car parts, then a little splurge won’t break the bank. But how much are we talking? What are the best bang-for-your-buck options? Well, an upgrade or series of maintenance services that cost under $1,000 is a safe bet. For a cool stack, [...]

2021-04-30T15:56:48-04:00April 30th, 2021|Exhaust, Performance, Schwaben, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Performance Upgrades to Fit Your Budget

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

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

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

Spring Maintenance Checklist for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Porsche, or Volkswagen

Show season is rapidly approaching as the weather warms up. We’re all itching to get behind the wheel, drive our favorite roads, and enjoy our cars after the winter hibernation comes to an end. Today, we’re outlining what you need to do for preparation with your car before it’s ready to last the season. Whether [...]

2020-03-12T00:07:38-04:00March 11th, 2020|About, General, Schwaben|Comments Off on Spring Maintenance Checklist for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Porsche, or Volkswagen

Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Every year, we have to do it. Whether you are a die-hard, mistletoe-snorting, holly, jolly, Santa-tracking, decorations-in-October kind of Christmas freak or the Grinch-doesn’t-cut-it type of naysayer, you still have to consider all the people in your life and what you will do for each other. You’ll need to find gifts and probably have a [...]

2019-11-18T15:48:04-05:00November 18th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

In the classic film Dawn of the Dead, audiences were shown the first cinematic piece featuring a zombie outbreak and mass hysteria. Similarly to the out-of-nowhere horde of brain-hungry corpses, the Holiday season brings a seemingly overnight invasion of Holley leaves, tinsel, and public domain characters that mindlessly occupy the country. Along with the flood of decorations comes the wave of depression, anxiety, and Santa-induced stress that obnoxiously waves at you from your neighbor’s lawn as a fifty-foot-tall inflatable harbinger of doom.

2018-11-28T17:51:47-05:00November 20th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Schwaben|Comments Off on Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

When we introduced the Schwaben Fluid Extractor, it was met with some understandable skepticism. Many DIYers and mechanics alike weighed in and made their arguments for or against the method of changing oil with a vacuum device like the fluid extractor. We showed in our video that it is the easiest way to perform your [...]

2018-10-19T17:58:48-04:00October 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

Summer is coming to a close and the fall air is drawing near, especially if you live up North. Some cars are put away for the winter and the trusty old beater is awoken once again to take the brunt of the salt and weather damage, while other cars are prepared for winter conditions. [...]

2018-09-20T19:12:58-04:00September 20th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

When you own a vintage or performance car, the goal is to have more fun times driving it than you have moments that make you frown. As with any hobby, however, there are those times that something goes wrong or its just time to take care of that nagging maintenance. Whether you are driving something [...]

2018-08-03T15:06:49-04:00August 3rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, MINI, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen