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

How Reliable is the BMW 135i N54

BMW has always been successful with their compact sports car platforms. It’s in their roots. As their models grew in size with every generation, they saw a need to create a new model that filled in the gap they had created with the bulking-up of their iconic 3-series. In 2008, the world was given the [...]

2020-03-02T14:43:27-05:00February 26th, 2020|About, BMW, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How Reliable is the BMW 135i N54

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: Battery Replacement

Anytime the battery is replaced on your newer BMW, you must register it using a scan tool.  This will only work, however, with an identical battery to the factory equipped battery being uninstalled. The battery will not register if you change from Lead Acid to AMG. Using an identical battery to factory equipment, this will [...]

2020-02-12T16:49:43-05:00February 11th, 2020|About, BMW, MINI, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: Battery Replacement

How to Bleed Your Brakes Alone or With a Friend

Brake service is a regular part of owning any car. We don’t have to explain to you why brakes, and their condition, are important for a car’s functionality. However, one part of the brake system that is often overlooked is the fluid and brake lines. With brake lines and fluid, much of their condition is [...]

2020-01-21T17:08:40-05:00January 21st, 2020|About, Braking, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Bleed Your Brakes Alone or With a Friend

How to Properly List Your Car For Sale Online

While we aren’t necessarily in the business of education, we are in a prime position to offer it on occasion. Whether it be DIY instructions like our E30 Convertible Top Replacement article or a car’s history like that of the Volkswagen Beetle, we enjoy providing a bit of useful knowledge to our dear readers. Recently, [...]

2019-05-30T21:26:12-04:00May 30th, 2019|About, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Properly List Your Car For Sale Online

A Broken BMW E39 M5 is the Perfect Example of Why You Need to Change Your Oil

The BMW E39 M5 is inarguably one of the greatest ‘jack-of-all-trades’ cars ever made. It offered enthusiasts the unbridled power of an M-GmbH-developed S62 V8 that produced impressive power figures. Its chassis was nearly balanced perfectly, as it sported an almost dead-on 50-50 weight distribution. The suspension was a multilink front setup, which provided incredible [...]

2019-05-14T18:53:00-04:00May 14th, 2019|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on A Broken BMW E39 M5 is the Perfect Example of Why You Need to Change Your Oil

How to Replace a BMW E30 3-Series Convertible Top

If you’re like me, you drive a convertible on nice days. If you are even more like me, you avoid driving on rainy days since it tends to rain more inside the car than outside. This is, of course, thanks to a convertible top littered with pinholes and barely sealed around the windows. Nothing is [...]

2019-05-07T19:09:19-04:00May 7th, 2019|About, BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Replace a BMW E30 3-Series Convertible Top

Electric Future: an Enthusiast’s Apology for Electric Vehicles and the Fate of Internal Combustion

The automotive world in the last decade has experienced a dizzying swing of seemingly contradictory directions. Fueled by innovation, progress, and forward-thinking while held to increasingly conservative and stagnant political decisions, we have reached a point in 2018 where a distinct rift has appeared in the market. Increasingly, as governments like those of Spain and [...]

How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

Oil catch cans are incredibly common, especially on highly modified engines. On forums, you can find several roundabout answers ranging from ‘it helps keep your engine clean’ to proclaiming ‘it will prevent your engine from blowing.’ These vague responses are lacking in real answers as to what the actual purpose of a catch can is and how it functions to benefit your engine. This is a case where people are giving sound, albeit, uninformed advice. So what does a catch can exactly do?

2019-01-07T21:18:38-05:00November 28th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Intake, Performance, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

The Porsche 996 Turbo: Everything You Need to Know for the 30k-Mile Service

The 996 Carrera, which was produced from 1999 until 2004, is a sore topic amongst enthusiasts. Generally, those enthusiasts are quick to grab their bludgeons and wallop the IMS Bearing dead horse en-masse. Somewhere in that collective hatred of the 996, you will hear about the cracked eggshell headlights, water cooled engine, and how [...]

2018-10-15T15:42:45-04:00October 11th, 2018|About, DIYs, Porsche, Tech Tips, Turbo|Comments Off on The Porsche 996 Turbo: Everything You Need to Know for the 30k-Mile Service