Best Cold Air Intakes on a Budget

Last week, we talked about the best coilovers you can choose depending on your needs and budget. This week, we’re going to take a look at a performance upgrade that adds power and hearty induction noises for yet another improvement with more than one purpose. The best performance intake systems you can choose on a [...]

2020-05-14T15:16:06-04:00May 14th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Intake, MINI, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Cold Air Intakes on a Budget

How To Clean Your Car With Zach Jobe and Donut Media

You may have read our recent article about what you need to inspect or possibly do to safely bring your car out of storage as we prepare for normal activities to ramp up again, which is good. If you followed that checklist through, you probably saw where we talked about washing your car, detailing it, [...]

2020-04-28T14:37:57-04:00April 28th, 2020|Body & Exterior|Comments Off on How To Clean Your Car With Zach Jobe and Donut Media

Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

Millions of Americans woke up this morning to an extra $1,200 in their accounts thanks to the Congressionally passed ‘Covid-19 Stimulus Bill’ that is designed to help reinvigorate the economy and provide much-needed assistance to those out of work struggling to pay for necessities. If you’re like most people, this stimulus check is effectively money [...]

2020-04-15T15:52:10-04:00April 15th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Exhaust, Performance, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

How to Organize Your Project Goals

Organization is important. It’s all about developing good habits and creating structure in your life that allows you to accomplish more and stay motivated. With car projects, I have this tendency to jump around on what I want to do. It's easy to think of all the things I want to do, but difficult to [...]

2020-04-09T17:18:52-04:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Organize Your Project Goals

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

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

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 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

The Most Important Tool for Any Home Garage

You may remember a few months back when I wrote about a Volvo 240dl 5spd wagon I picked up for a friend of mine who asked me to find one, fix it up, and bring it to her down in Nashville. After waiting on all the parts to come in from their various suppliers, I [...]

2020-01-13T15:57:38-05:00January 13th, 2020|About, DIYs|Comments Off on The Most Important Tool for Any Home Garage