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|0 Comments

Riverside Chattanooga: Event Coverage

Parked in Karey's garage before some repairs Friday, March 13th, was anything but an unlucky Friday for us. While the official Riverside V meet had been axed by the Governor, the car enthusiasts who had descended on Chattanooga were determined to persist with several pop-up meets on a much smaller scale. The weekend was a more [...]

ECS Tuning COVID-19 Operations and Update

We at ECS Tuning are committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers; and being your retailer of choice for OEM, aftermarket, and performance parts. As the COVID-19 virus has affected the globe, we are carefully following the precautions and recommendations made by health officials so we can still provide what you [...]

2020-03-31T15:13:13-04:00March 24th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Project Cars, Volkswagen|1 Comment

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 [...]

Riverside V ‘Unofficial’

When Julian Burkett of German Auto Pros and I began prepping my E30 for the 9-hour drive down to my hometown of Chattanooga, TN for Riverside V, we were only concerned with ensuring my BMW would make it there and back without issues. Stretched tires, less than an inch of ground clearance from my oil [...]

2020-03-27T10:53:52-04:00March 17th, 2020|BMW, Volkswagen|0 Comments

The Volkswagen MK8 GTI is Here

The car that started the modern era of affordable enthusiast ownership and simultaneously introduced the world to the idea of a hot hatchback is finally getting its official eighth generation. Yesterday, Volkswagen showed us the MK8 GTI, GTE, and GTD options we will see in showrooms everywhere quite soon. Here is our first look at [...]

2020-02-27T16:18:31-05:00February 27th, 2020|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on The Volkswagen MK8 GTI is Here

Add Style Points to Your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen

Modern cars have come a long way. I know, every writer from ever automotive decade has said exactly those words. Mind-blowing tech and performance capabilities at the time lose their luster and eventually become a joke. Like claiming a 9-second 0-60mph as ‘sporty.’ Today, though, we are at the peak. Cars don’t need engine swaps [...]

2020-01-27T15:02:13-05:00January 27th, 2020|About, Audi, Body & Exterior, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Add Style Points to Your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen

Builds Don’t Take Breaks: ECS Sales and Customer Support are Now Available 7 Days a Week

It's Sunday. You're in the garage, wrenching away, tackling that project you need to finish as quickly as possible. You go to install your fresh new parts when suddenly, you realize you forgot something. Maybe it's just a simple part, like a hose or a filter. Maybe it's something bigger. Or, as is sometimes the [...]

2020-01-23T11:54:27-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Builds Don’t Take Breaks: ECS Sales and Customer Support are Now Available 7 Days a Week

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