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Schwaben 3-Ton Aluminum Jack Stands

Oct 11, 2014

Schwaben's reputation for producing highly reliable, finely crafted specialty tools is growing rapidly - consumers are beginning to see the extraordinary value behind the Schwaben name. Nowhere is the dependability and security associated with the Schwaben name more important than with their latest 3-Ton Aluminum Jack Stands. The all-aluminum stands feature heavy-duty flanged bases for exceptional stability, while the over-engineered .584" diameter load pin rigidly secures the post in six different positions for convenience and peace of mind.

DIY Change Your Own Brake Fluid

Oct 7, 2014

Massive rotors, multiple-piston brakes, and advanced pads are glamorous, eye-catching upgrades to your vehicle. But experienced enthusiasts know that all that stopping power relies on adequately bled brake lines. Your brake fluid is incompressible, like a metal; but air is compressible, so ridding your lines of this gas is imperative for fully realized braking power and response. ECS has an array of solutions to tighten up your braking system, including a Power Brake Bleeder, multiple synthetic Brake Fluid options, and a premium Schwaben Brake Bleeder Wrench.

Schwaben Service Carts

Oct 5, 2014

Schwaben Service Carts

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The average home mechanic might not even realize the benefit of having a sturdy, hand-height shelf to place tools on in the heat of a project. Instead of carelessly leaving tools on the ground or mixed up in a pile, Schwaben Service Carts bring the professionalism of a reliable mechanic's cart to your own garage. Three series of carts are offered, each featuring a stunning, durable high-gloss powder-coated finish, chrome plated steel handles, and large 4" casters. Heavy-duty Deluxe units are also available, with a third product adding a locking top lid and drawer.

Schwaben Puller Kits

Sep 24, 2014

Schwaben Puller Kits

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There are tools that any serious technician will regard as essential to their work - tools that make so many projects faster and simpler that access to a quality set is critical. Schwaben Specialty Tools recognized the need for better designed, more fully-featured puller tool kits; this variety of tool is so frequently used across such a wide variety of projects, mechanics deserve the best engineered product possible. Schwaben Pry Bar and Twin-Arm Puller Kits are highly adjustable, exceptionally durable sets of some of the most versatile tools in any home or professional garage.

Wheel Cleaning Products

Sep 6, 2014

Wheel Cleaning Products

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The primary appeal of new wheels is in the new, shiny appearance they offer. The majority of the time, a different style, size, or color isn't really the ultimate goal. With such a deep catalog of staggeringly effective wheel cleaning and restoration products from specialists Sonax and Chemical Guys, getting what you really want from your wheel setup is fast and easy - and it's all available now from ECS. Acid-free and pH balanced rim and wheel cleaners effortlessly dissolve grease, brake dust and dirt, while safely preserving your wheel's finish.

Schwaben Summer Wheel Storage Options

Aug 26, 2014

Schwaben products are characterized by simple, clever designs. Their wheel storage solutions may be the best examples of these qualities. The Schwaben Wheel Tree holds up to 275lbs and allows you to safely stack your wheels without the risk of scuffing and scratching. Convenient locking casters allow you to easily move the whole set anywhere in your garage or shop at one time. And when saving floor space is the highest priority, the Schwaben Wall-Mounted Wheel Rack allows you to securely store up to four 11½" wide wheels and tires against the wall, away from your work space.

Schwaben Lightweight Aluminum Low Boy Floor Jack

Aug 8, 2014

Quit fussing with wood blocks, ramps, and the like with the Schwaben Low Boy floor jack. The Low Boy is low-profile, allowing you to sneak it under the ground-hugging rockers on your lowered car. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, this floor jack features a front central roller for increased ease of use and maneuverability. If you work on your car, you'll be doing some lifting. Get the right equipment with the Schwaben Low Boy floor jack, a great compliment to the other Schwaben tools in your arsenal. Atta' Boy.

Schwaben Coolant Evacuation Tool Kit

Aug 1, 2014

Fresh coolant is paramount to safe & reliable engine operation. Unfortunately, the process of bleeding air out of your cooling system during a coolant refresh is tedious and therefore often neglected. ECS offers a highly convenient solution to the tedium & frustration associated with a coolant servicing – the Schwaben Coolant Evacuation Kit. The unique kit resolves several common cooling system issues: - No heat, overheating, or erratic temperature gauge readings after a cooling system service - Problems with coolant uptake or circulation - Cooling system leaks

Mercedes-Benz Robert Bentley Technical Companion

Aug 1, 2014

Guesswork is expensive. It leads to costly repair errors that compromise vehicle safety. Talented pro-sumer or repair professional, you need accurate vehicle data and specifications. That's why ECS is happy to offer an entire inventory of Bentley manuals, a reliable, respected source of repair data for many European vehicles. This comprehensive source of info on your Mercedes-Benz has been carefully edited and illustrated. A worthwhile investment.

Schwaben Strut Nut Socket Sets

Jul 29, 2014

Why a strut nut socket? To secure shocks and struts to their mounts, the retaining nut must be torqued to its proper specification with the use of a torque wrench. Strut nut sockets allow for the use of an Allen wrench to hold the damper shaft while utilizing a torque wrench on the socket to achieve proper torque. Schwaben, a company known for exceptionally crafted specialty tools, now offers 18mm, 19mm, 21mm, 22mm, and 24mm Strut Nut Sockets for your own suspension project. A superb addition to any home mechanic's tool arsenal, this latest Schwaben release is built to last.

Top Sellers Under $20

Jul 25, 2014

Top Sellers Under $20

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For years, ECS Tuning has been your trusted source for original, aftermarket, and performance parts for your European car. Our team of enthusiasts have worked hard to build the best catalog in the industry, providing you with the knowledge and expertise to keep your car looking, sounding, and performing great year after year.

Schwaben Ramps and Wheel Stands

Jul 25, 2014

The specialty tool experts at Schwaben have released a series of superbly engineered, exceptionally reliable car ramps, ramp extensions, wheel stands, & wheel chocks - now available from ECS tuning. 30" to 67" Low Profile Car Ramps are specially made to accommodate vehicles with low bumper clearance, eliminating the risk of body damage & sliding ramps. Schwaben Wheel Stands feature a cradled wheel support for superior stability compared to jack stands, supporting up to 3000 lbs. And when lifting your vehicle or placing it on an incline, Wheel Chocks are a wise investment.

3M 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap

Jul 18, 2014

Want to do something bold? Bodacious, even? Check out this line of 3M Scotchprint films. 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 film lets anyone get professional results on the first try.

Schwaben Metric Thread Repair Kit

Jul 4, 2014

A stripped thread can turn an enjoyable weekend project into an unbearably frustrating experience, occasionally bringing the entire job to a complete halt. The Schwaben Metric Thread Repair Kit was designed specifically for European cars with the most commonly used metric sized threads in mind, keeping your project in motion whenever metric threads are stripped or otherwise damaged. The kit contains everything to keep your project going - simply drill out the old thread, tap out the hole with the correct sized tap, and screw in a new insert with the installation tool.

Brake Fluid Flush Kits

Jul 4, 2014

Brake Fluid Flush Kits

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When addressing a vehicle's braking system, it can be easy to overlook brake fluids. It's not always clear which parts are necessary to do the job correctly - usually resulting in unnecessary time and expense. ECS has assembled three Brake Fluid Flush Kits, each containing the convenient Motive Power Bleeder, Schwaben Bleeder Wrench, and one liter of brake fluid - everything needed for a basic servicing. The level 2 Kit includes a Motive Catch Bottle Set; the level 3 kit further improves the level 2 kit with high-performance TYP 200 brake fluid.

Schwaben Tool Kits

Jun 26, 2014

Schwaben Tool Kits

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Enjoy the rare opportunity for significant savings with Schwaben Tool Kit Bundles from ECS. Any order over $200 will be shipped free of charge - the perfect way to invest in professional-quality tools for your European car. Complete 11 piece set of External Torx Sockets are available - these sockets have become popular at many locations, such as seat rails, chassis components, and suspension. Featuring a fine satin finish that's easy on the hands and easy to wipe clean the 12 Pc Metric Combination Wrench Set includes professional grade 8-19mm metric wrenches.

Wheel Storage Solutions from Schwaben

Jun 21, 2014

Schwaben products are characterized by simple, clever designs. Their wheel storage solutions may be the best examples of these qualities. The Schwaben Wheel Tree holds up to 275lbs and allows you to safely stack your wheels without the risk of scuffing and scratching. Convenient locking casters allow you to easily move the whole set anywhere in your garage or shop at one time. And when saving floor space is the highest priority, the Schwaben Wall-Mounted Wheel Rack allows you to securely store up to four 11½" wide wheels and tires against the wall, away from your work space.

Schwaben Protecta Sockets

Jun 13, 2014

Protect your valuable alloy wheels from damage; use Protecta lug bolt sockets from Schwaben. Each of the three common socket sizes comes wrapped in a protective plastic sleeve that shields the wheel bolt holes from damage caused when regular steel sockets are used to remove and install wheels. Available in regular and extended-reach sets, these burly 1/2-inch drive six-point sockets come in a handy carry case, and are color-coded by size. Don't risk an expensive wheel repair; keep a set of Protecta Sockets in your tool box.

ECS Tuning Gift Cards for Father's Day

Jun 6, 2014

Sometimes a gift card feels like a cop-out, especially when it's for someone you love. Car enthusiasts, however, know that the only real barrier to the complete expression of their love for the automobile is cash to make it all happen. Sending some funds to devote to his prized machine is as heart-felt as it gets for a serious car guy. Physical cards are available in $10, $25, $50, and $100 denominations, while the convenient Virtual Cards range from $5-$1000.

Universal Schwaben Coolant Evacuation Tool Kit

May 30, 2014

Fresh coolant is paramount to safe & reliable engine operation. The process of bleeding the air out of your cooling system during a coolant refresh is tedious & therefore often neglected. ECS offers a highly convenient solution to the tedium & frustration associated with coolant servicing – the Schwaben Coolant Evacuation Kit. Insert the tool into the radiator service neck, attach the included Venturi adapter & allow the system to reach 25 psi, drawing out the vacuum. Use the same tool to fill your radiator, allowing the pressure to resume to 0 psi, completing the procedure.

Schwaben Impact Screwdriver

May 27, 2014

The impact driver is a fast and effective way to remove tight or corroded screws and bolts, reducing the chance of rounding off--or rounding out--the fastener head. Insert a slotted or Phillips head screwdriver bit into the driver. Place the screwdriver bit into screw head, and strike the driver with a hammer. The impact drives the bit inward as it rotates the screw, breaking it loose. Reverse the tool to tighten fasteners. For stubborn bolts, remove the black screwdriver bit adapter head, and replace it with any 3/8 - inch drive socket.

Escort Radar Detectors

May 16, 2014

For over 35 years, Escort has been a leader in high-performance radar and laser detectors. Offering advanced features of convenience such as GPS, Bluetooth, and cell phone integration, as well as clever performance features like all-band ultimate radar/laser protection, 'instant on', and laser shifters, Escort radar detectors are the pinnacle of protection for the automotive enthusiast. ECS Tuning is proud to be your authorized dealer of Escort products, the most intelligent solution for discerning drivers.

Mercedes-Benz W123 K1 Accumulator Spring Set

Apr 30, 2014

Although the transmission in your Mercedes is well made, it is not indestructible, and components inside will occasionally fail.One such component that is prone to failure is the K1 accumulator spring and plunger assembly. This assembly is located behind a cover on the side of the valve body, and is usually the culprit for the famous 2nd to 3rd up-shift flare that plagues many Mercedes-Benz automatic transmissions. Now you can fix this transmission shift flare with this brand new K1 accumulator spring and plunger assembly, and get your transmission shifting like new once again.

Chemical Guys Detailing Supplies

Apr 26, 2014

Most of us have to admit to sleeping through a chemistry class--or two--after a rough night. The good news is the Chemical Guys didn't. Now they've put the power of Raw Science to work in a complete professional car care line that combines surface-safe cleaners with lasting protectants and sealers. Stop squirting dish detergent into a bucket. Remove the toughest dirt, even from alloy wheels, and restore your car's exterior and interior finishes to a rich, lasting luster.

Schwaben Strut Nut Sockets

Apr 18, 2014

To secure shocks and struts to their mounts, the retaining nut must be torqued to its proper specification using a torque wrench. Strut nut sockets allow for the use of an allen wrench to hold the damper shaft while utilizing your torque wrench on the socket to achieve proper torque. An improper torque value may result in premature mount failure - or worse. Some aftermarket strut nut sizes differ from what was originally found on the vehicle. Please measure your nuts to be sure - alternatively, pick up our Schwaben 5 Piece Strut Nut Socket Set and be covered for all common sizes.

VW MKV Rabbit Cupra Lip

Mar 31, 2014

The Volkswagen Audi Group catalog includes more than just Volkswagens and Audis. This results in more than a couple overlaps in parts, for both performance and styling. If you know where to look, that is. We do. ECS Tuning brings you the front lip spoiler from the European-only SEAT Cupra R. This lip features an aggressive design not found on any US-market car. While not exactly direct-fit, with some slight tweaking, you can give your Golf a unique appearance that will have other enthusiasts guessing. And to sweeten the deal, take a look at the price!

Mercedes-Benz W123 Hands Free Cell Phone Kit

Mar 27, 2014

A simply elegant method of integrating your phone into your driving experience, the Genuine Mercedes-Benz Hands-Free-Kit exudes the sheer class of its namesake. Each feature is technologically avant-garde, displaying a respect for convenience and competency. A one touch system to answer and end calls, an integrated speaker and microphone, outgoing call support using voice-dial, in-car rechargeable battery, 9-language support - it's simply the way it should be done.

Schwaben Axle Nut Deep Well Impact Sockets

Mar 15, 2014

This brawny 12-point socket set is a great set to have on-hand for any European car owner. The hefty ½ inch-drive shank accepts breaker bar, impact guns, or torque wrenches. Specially hardened to take the added abuse from a impact gun, these sockets are also coated for added protection and so you can tell them apart from non impact rated sockets. Significant internal depth allows for use with a range of applications with varying length shafts. Made of durable chrome vanadium steel, these sockets are tough enough to get the job done.

Schwaben Wheel Tree With Casters

Mar 7, 2014

Now you can stack your extra wheels without the danger of scratches and scuffs. This wheel storage rack keeps your wheels spaced apart, and being on locking casters, allows you to easily move the whole set anywhere in your garage or shop at one time. Sturdy steel construction and a wide base means this wheel rack won't tip over. Holds up to 275lbs - enough for most any wheel & tire set. Fits up to 8½" wide wheels, depending on offset.

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