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 [...]

October 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

When enthusiasts grow up: Evan’s MK7 Jetta 1.4T R-Line

What does it mean to be a ‘car enthusiast?’ For many, the term is almost interchangeable with a title of superiority in conversations about automobiles. Especially when those conversations involve the introduction of cars built for efficiency, comfort, space, utility, and a price point. What is even more intriguing than the term itself is the [...]

October 15th, 2018|About, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on When enthusiasts grow up: Evan’s MK7 Jetta 1.4T R-Line

H2oi 2018: What Really Happens at the Infamous Ocean City Strip

A little over a week ago, while we were here hosting our own cars and coffee, the rest of the North American tuner car culture was fixated on a special event with similar Volkswagen roots to our own. For twenty years, Ocean City, Maryland has been home to an event that in recent years has [...]

October 9th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on H2oi 2018: What Really Happens at the Infamous Ocean City Strip

NEO Cars and Coffee hosted by ECS Tuning September, 2018

When you put aside your biases and preferences for one make or model and see the greater car community as a group of people who simply enjoy their cars, you end up with an expansive group of fundamentally similar enthusiasts. Car events are either tailored to one style, make, country of origin, or even specific [...]

October 2nd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Show Nation, General, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on NEO Cars and Coffee hosted by ECS Tuning September, 2018

ECS Virtual Car Show 2018

In 2016, we hosted our first virtual car show where you submitted photographs and information on your personal builds to compete in the online show for the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award. This year we are bringing the show back with a new twist! Our team has devised a slightly different approach to the incredibly [...]

October 1st, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Virtual Car Show 2018

Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

Part of what makes our car hobbies fascinating is the dynamic nature of cars themselves. New models are released constantly that feature developments in technology to provide more features and increased power, as well as arguably more attractive styling. Thanks to the rapidly expanding catalog of performance vehicles, we are always busy finding ways to [...]

September 26th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

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. [...]

September 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

A Life of Volkswagen Passion: Jamie from Orchid Euro and his new Harlequin MK3 Project

Few enthusiasts are ever granted opportunities to follow their passion to the extreme and live their entire lives completely engrossed in their chosen hobby. We often think of professional athletes, racing drivers, musicians, and other creatives as ‘living the dream’ by doing what they love every single day. While some of us (read: writers) [...]

September 11th, 2018|About, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on A Life of Volkswagen Passion: Jamie from Orchid Euro and his new Harlequin MK3 Project

Slammed to the Arctic: The Final Update from the Dalton Highway and the Arctic Circle

The Rallywagen trip with Jaimie Orr has finally come to an end. We sent Jaimie and our photographer in this pre-production Jetta SportWagen from Wadsworth, Ohio all over the country on a roundabout route to the Arctic. The Jetta made stops at several of our partnering vendor’s headquarters, as you [...]

August 8th, 2018|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Slammed to the Arctic: The Final Update from the Dalton Highway and the Arctic Circle

Adventures in Cincinnati: Unplanned Repairs, Engine Building, and Local Car Meets!

Just before the weekend, we wrote about how to better enjoy those less exciting DIY repair jobs with some tips that help us keep a positive attitude towards unplanned repairs. As if to test the claims, the universe coincidentally responded quite appropriately. The drive from Akron to Cincinnati that was more stressful than originally anticipated, we attended multiple car shows, and a major unplanned repair were just a few of the highlights from the weekend.

August 6th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, General, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Adventures in Cincinnati: Unplanned Repairs, Engine Building, and Local Car Meets!