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ECS COVID-19 Update! Mar 25, 2020

ECS COVID-19 Update!

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Online ordering and Phone orders are still available as normal. Our sales and customer support staff are here in the building (though we are working remotely to do our part to help with social distancing). We do not expect any delays with shipping and we are ready to provide assistance with your orders. Feel free to call in, speak with one of our enthusiast experts, and find what you need for your next project. We are now offering Curbside Pickup at our facility in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Schwaben Oil Fill Funnel Mar 20, 2020

Changing your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen's oil on schedule ensures your engine will live a healthy and long operational life. While changing your oil might be straightforward, those who regularly do it themselves likely find the little annoyances that make it more trouble than it could be. With our new Schwaben Thread-In Oil Funnels, you can quickly thread this funnel into your oil filler cap for a hands-free and mess-free result when you pour in that new liquid gold. Make services easy for yourself and you'll begin to enjoy them even more!

Build Your Own Stainless Steel Exhaust Jan 1, 2020

In the world of custom builds, the farther you stray from bolt-ons, the less likely you'll find a solution on the shelves that will fit and work exactly as you need. That's why we've launched our Universal Exhaust System program that helps provide you with the same high-quality stainless steel exhaust piping and accessories so you can tailor your spent gas exit to your needs with a brand you trust.

RallyWagen 2 South America Build List Dec 23, 2019

Last year, we sent VW Brand Ambassador Jamie Orr on a trip all across the country in a pre-production MK5 Sportwagen we affectionately called the Rallywagen where it ended in the Arctic Circle. This year we picked up a VW MK7 GTI and decided to build it here at ECS to debut at SEMA and then head South to drive all the way to the tip of South America on some of the most demanding roads. Rallywagen 2.0 was fully constructed in-house by our team of engineers. See the full journey here!

ECS Stocking Stuffers Dec 12, 2019

The perfect stocking stuffers for any European car enthusiast and backyard mechanic are right here at ECS. Everything from specialty tools to make your life easier, ECS has something for every stocking.

Trim & Moulding Removal Tool Kits Dec 2, 2019

Ever tried removing a radio trim bezel with a screwdriver or metal putty knife? Ugly. Ineffective. Metal prying tools gouge, scratch, and crack expensive interior parts adding needless cost and aggravation to any repair or accessory installation requiring trim panel removal. Stop the madness. Invest in one of our affordable trim removal kits. Large kit or small, our trim removal tools are made of tough, non-marring molded plastic, brightly colored so you won't leave them behind when the job is done. Do it right. Do it faster. Schwaben.

Schwaben Brake Tools Sep 24, 2019

Schwaben Brake Tools

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Flushing brake fluid is a commonly overlooked maintenance service for most car owners. Fluid should be flushed every 1-2 years as a good service plan, however checking with the manufacturer's suggestions is best. A simple way to tell if the fluid is in need of a change is by looking at the color, new fluid will have a slight yellow hue while amber is the sign of a needed flush. Because brake fluid is hygroscopic, its designed to hold moisture away from the metal internals to prevent corrosion. Like a sponge the fluid can only hold so much moisture before becoming ineffective.

AKEBONO Brake Pads - W107 380/450SL/SLC ‘75-’85 Sep 17, 2019

Akebono brake pads use highly advanced ceramic brake pad technology that provides excellent stopping power while extending rotor life and virtually eliminating brake dust, so the wheels on your European vehicle will remain their cleanest. Akebono EURO® Ultra-Premium ceramic brake pads provide exactly the ideal vehicle control and performance response intended by the manufacturers of European makes. Maintain the enhanced pedal feel of European braking performance with brake pads and friction formulas engineered specifically for your vehicle and 100 percent manufactured in the USA.

Sprint Booster V3 - Mercedes-Benz Aug 20, 2019

By using state of the art electronics, Sprint Booster allows crisp and instantaneous acceleration, eliminating all drive by wire delays. A dash mounted selectable switch lets you choose between stock/moderate/aggressive acceleration modes at the touch of an LED button. Installation is as simple as plugging it in between your accelerator pedal module and the harness. Once installed you'll instantly feel the difference the moment you step on the throttle. It can be removed just as easily if you ever want to return your car back to stock. Money-back guarantee!

Newest Tools For Your Garage Aug 13, 2019

Schwaben offers an extensive line of European specialty tools as well as standard tools to your collection. Its doesn't stop there, we even offer items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and mobility for both you and your tools. See our perfectly bundled hand tool kits that make an excellent addition to any tool box.

New Hawk Brake Upgrades - W107 450SL/450SLC/500SL Aug 5, 2019

Hawk high-performance braking solutions have served Mercedes owners diligently with their exceptionally effective and economical brake pad kits. The latest addition to their growing catalog of superior braking setups, Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotors and Performance Ceramic Brake Pads bring are ideal for daily-driven vehicles that are in need of a high level of performance that stock pads and rotors cannot provide. Slotting and drilling significantly lowers brake rotor temperatures, while the proven Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads exhibit low noise and dust.

3M 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap Aug 1, 2019

Want to do something bold? Bodacious, even? Check out the new line of 3M 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap. Add texture and style to interior and exterior surfaces by applying these durable adhesive backed films to body panels or trim. Want variety? Channel Darth Vader with gloss black or carbon fiber, or go sci-fi-starship with brushed aluminum or titanium. Buy rolls five feet wide in lengths from one to 20 feet. Hi-tech look. Low tech installation. User friendly and easy to apply using simple tools, 3M 1080 vinyl lets anyone get professional results on the first try.

Schwaben Oil Service Essentials Jul 18, 2019

When it comes to your regular car maintenance, nothing is more common than needing an oil change. Choosing the best oil for your car can often lead to a headache of opinions, so we always recommend sticking with your manufacturer's specific oil. Learning how to change your oil is an easy task for any just about any car owner, but the real trick is having the right tools for the job. Save yourself money for years to come with Schwaben! If you're not the "crawl under the car type", check out our Schwaben Fluid Extractor and Filler. This tool is amazing when it comes to oil changes.

Father's Day Gift Guide Jun 21, 2019

Father's Day Gift Guide

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Gift cards are perfect for the big guy, that way it makes it easy for him to choose a tool he's had is eye on or finds one he didn't even know about. He might have a repair he's been waiting to get to work on. He might need a new part for his project in the garage. Whatever it is, the ECS gift card will get him exactly what he wants. Happy Father's Day

ECS Exhaust Cutout Variations May 9, 2019

Free up horsepower easily without sacrificing comfort with the ECS Vacuum Actuated Exhaust Cutouts! A simple modification that allows you to flip between the factory exhaust routing through the full system or dumped out the open valve when you need extra performance. Since the vacuum-actuated valve is not electronic, it will not stick or burn out, meaning you will enjoy this effective modification for a long time without worry. No welding required, instant power, and a fraction the cost of a full exhaust system makes this the perfect upgrade for your German performance car.

ECS Swivel Tips May 8, 2019

ECS Swivel Tips

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Looking for the most attractive & adjustable tip on the market? Look no further than our ECS Swivel Exhaust Tips! Featuring a unique swivel collar design that allows adjustability in any direction for that perfect fitment. Simply adjust the tip to your desired position and tighten the hex bolt to 14 ft-lbs (19 Nm) and the tip will stay in place. These are engineered to last, using chrome plated nuts, 304SS cap screw, clamp, insert ring and exhaust tip. Available in 3.5" or 4.0" outlet and chrome or black chrome finish.

Liqui-Moly Engine Flush and Cera Tec Oil Additive Apr 23, 2019

Your engine requires proper lubrication to function, but a simple oil change is only the bare minimum. As it ages, carbon deposits build up in your engine and rob performance by hurting efficiency. LIQUI MOLY engine flushes and additives are designed to supplement your oil change with proven technology to effectively clean and further protect your engine to both restore power and maintain a long operational life. The importance of additives is still a relatively new concept, but it is certainly critical to preserving your engine the way it deserves.

Now Available at ECS OEM Tools Mar 9, 2019

Servicing late model computerized vehicles is more of a challenge today than ever before for the aftermarket automotive service facility. Quite often the difference between being able to effectively and profitably service a car line depends on having access to 'Factory Level' tools and information. OEM Tools is are committed to bringing the 'Best in Class' Tools, Information and Reprogramming to the general aftermarket at a friendly price point.

Schwaben Engine Support Bar Feb 21, 2019

From Schwaben Specialty Tools comes a tool every home mechanic should have in his arsenal. The 61" long adjustable Engine Support Bar adapts to any vehicle width, and supports a full 1000 lb weight rating. The support bar includes four rubber padded feet to prevent slipping and damage to your car's finish, while powder coating guarantees durability. The deluxe version of the support bar includes two-direction stability for added support.

Schwaben Fluid Service Tools SALE Jan 29, 2019

If you live in an apartment or you can't get your car up on ramps or stands but want to change your oil, then this is exactly what you need. This tool enables you to drain from the dipstick tube and refill like normal, without getting under the car or fighting with drain plugs. Not only is it convenient it's also efficient: most cars leave oil in the pan when being drained from the plug—sometimes up to a half quart. The extractor, however, can reach this remaining broken down fluid to make room for even more uncontaminated lubricant. Extract the extra work from the job.

Schwaben Suspension Tools Jan 24, 2019

Working on Suspension Setups can be difficult and can require complex tools that only dealerships seem to have on hand. Don’t get forced into taking your vehicle to a dealer for a routine suspension refresh. Put the power in your hands with these specialty suspension tools from Schwaben. Free yourself from the dealer and do more services yourself! elf!

Save Space - Schwaben Wheel Storage Solutions Jan 17, 2019

Store your wheels for less with Schwaben!

European Car Electrical Terminal Tool Kit Jan 13, 2019

Automotive electrical work demands patience, knowledge, & above all else, the correct tools. European car owners oftentimes find themselves using ineffective, dangerous, & cumbersome methods when repairing or replacing wiring harness connectors. Schwaben's latest release, the European Car Electrical Terminal Tool Kit, gives enthusiasts the exact tools required for bullet connectors, common ABS sensor and power connectors, trailer light plugs, and more. Extend harness life, ensure proper diagnostic equipment connectivity, and preserve wiring harness life with this superb release.

We Are Now Offering Online Returns! Nov 13, 2018

ECS Tuning now offers an online returns solution! To get started, simply log into your ECS Tuning account, Click the "View Orders" button on the homepage and select the order that you wish to make a return on to begin! You have a choice of using a prepaid return label for convenience, or you may choose to return it using your own return label. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance!

Will-Call - Pick Up Your Order at ECS! Oct 31, 2018

We've heard your requests loud and clear. ECS has resumed our local pickup option for our customers. How it works? Simple! Contact our sales team by phone or live chat to place your order so that we can confirm product fitment, availability, and more. Once your order is ready for pick up you will receive an email with the pick up time and location. Customer parking is up front. Just walk in to our front lobby and use the phone to let us know you're here.

New Schwaben Windshield Wiper Arm Puller Oct 24, 2018

Today's modern cars were made with complex tools that only dealerships have on hand. This forces one to take their vehicle to a dealer in order to get routine service. With these tool sets from Schwaben, you can do this service yourself. With Schwaben's wiper arm extractor kit, you won't have to insert a pry bar between your windshield and the arm and try to painfully remove them! Simply slide the tool around the base of the wiper arm, tighten the adjuster and remove the arm.

Schwaben Radiator Pressure Tester Pump Kit Oct 23, 2018

Today's modern engines were made with complex tools that only dealerships seem to have on hand. This forces one to take their vehicle to a dealer in order to get routine service. With these new tools from Schwaben, you can do this service yourself. Whether you need to do up your brake calipers, remove lug bolts and trim, ignition coils, or tighten your timing belt, Schwaben has the tool for the job.

Schwaben European Hand Tool & Trim Tool Kits Oct 18, 2018

When it comes to doing a job on your car there's nothing like having the right tools for the job. That's why Schwaben wanted to offer some essentials at a price just right to begin your summertime projects.

Schwaben Micro Jump Kits Oct 4, 2018

Schwaben Micro Jump Kits

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We've all been in that helpless position when your car dies and there's no one around to help. What if you had a tool to remedy being stranded with a dead battery? Something so small it fits in your glovebox. The Schwaben Micro Jump Start Kit is the remedy, the days of looking for cable and another car to jump from are over. As a bonus, it even works as a phone charger for those days where both your car and phone are both drained. Jumping Independently

Widebody Kits, Fender Flares, and More from Clinched! Sep 27, 2018

Clinched offers universal fitment overfenders, hardware, and more for your vehicle! With fitments for just about anything out there, the problem of finding an affordable way to go wide with a quality product you can trust disappears. Classic and 'New School' style overfenders are available to give your car the perfect look and stuff wider wheels with a more aggressive offset under your now beefier wheel arches! Don't be the only car rocking factory wheel arches this year: grab Clinched universal fitment flares to bring your car a wider stance and head turning style.

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