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

Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Continuing the trend of normal content, it’s Thursday, which makes it the perfect day to do a throwback article. I’m more creative than just re-running an old article, so let’s take a look back at one of my favorite experiences since joining ECS in 2017. That would have to be the European Experience 2018 trip [...]

2020-04-23T15:12:20-04:00April 23rd, 2020|About, ECS Show Nation, Project Cars|Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Best Upgrades Around $1,200 for Stimulus Check Ideas

With all this COVID-19 business keeping us stuck inside, I’m itching for something to do. Most people aren’t spending money for fear that the economic recession will leave them penny-pinching to get by. However, I think that’s an unfounded fear. Not only are we already about to see $1,200 bucks in our accounts soon, but [...]

2020-04-06T17:19:05-04:00April 6th, 2020|General, Performance, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Upgrades Around $1,200 for Stimulus Check Ideas

Riverside 2020 and Show Season Maintenance

Here we go again. I am about to drive back to my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee for a meet I look forward to every spring: Riverside. I have a love/hate relationship with the show, but I still consider it my favorite. That relationship, though, has nothing to do with the meet itself. It’s with my [...]

2020-03-10T15:54:06-04:00March 9th, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on Riverside 2020 and Show Season Maintenance

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 Lower Your BMW With No Downsides

If you want to show off, you build your engine. If you want your car to perform well around corners and put all your power to the ground, you tune your suspension. Of course, you can just lower your car for looks, and that’s fine, but you aren’t receiving all the benefits from a lower [...]

2020-01-30T14:27:42-05:00January 30th, 2020|About, BMW, Suspension|Comments Off on How to Lower Your BMW With No Downsides

The Best of 2019 at ECS Tuning

2020 is upon us. Yesterday, we took a look back at some of the decade’s car trends and made some predictions about trends to come. Today, we’re just going to reminisce about 2019. We were quite busy this year, but some highlights stick out in my mind as the best moments throughout the year. These [...]

2019-12-31T15:58:59-05:00December 31st, 2019|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on The Best of 2019 at ECS Tuning

Winter Projects and the ECS Tuning Holiday Sale

What makes modifying a car so much fun is the possibility before you begin throwing parts at your project. When it is a blank slate and you’re deciding which route to go is the time to enjoy before you look back on challenges bested and modifications finished. Unfortunately, I’m at that point where my project [...]

2019-12-10T17:03:28-05:00December 10th, 2019|BMW|Comments Off on Winter Projects and the ECS Tuning Holiday Sale