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

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

Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Every year, we have to do it. Whether you are a die-hard, mistletoe-snorting, holly, jolly, Santa-tracking, decorations-in-October kind of Christmas freak or the Grinch-doesn’t-cut-it type of naysayer, you still have to consider all the people in your life and what you will do for each other. You’ll need to find gifts and probably have a [...]

2019-11-18T15:48:04-05:00November 18th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Top Mods and Maintenance for your VW MK5 R32

Over ten years ago, Volkswagen introduced the MK5 R32 as the beefed-up hatchback that replaced the MK4 version with an updated VR6, Haldex AWD, and the first-ever for VW Direct Shift Gearbox. The brand new rounded style continues to define the Golf lineup, which makes the MK5 look relevant even at more than a decade [...]

2019-09-06T15:59:52-04:00August 13th, 2019|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Top Mods and Maintenance for your VW MK5 R32

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

In the classic film Dawn of the Dead, audiences were shown the first cinematic piece featuring a zombie outbreak and mass hysteria. Similarly to the out-of-nowhere horde of brain-hungry corpses, the Holiday season brings a seemingly overnight invasion of Holley leaves, tinsel, and public domain characters that mindlessly occupy the country. Along with the flood of decorations comes the wave of depression, anxiety, and Santa-induced stress that obnoxiously waves at you from your neighbor’s lawn as a fifty-foot-tall inflatable harbinger of doom.

2018-11-28T17:51:47-05:00November 20th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Schwaben|Comments Off on Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast