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Top Schwaben Tools

Apr 1, 2021

Are you spending some quality time with your car this Valentine's Day? Equip yourself for the occasion and make the most of your plans with Schwaben Garage Gear! We offer an extensive line of standard & European specialty tools for your collection, as well as high quality items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and improve the DIY experience for both you and your tools.

Overstock Sale - Mercedes-Benz

Mar 29, 2021

We have selected handfuls of products that we need out of our inventory to make room for bigger and better things. We have reduced their price until they are GONE. Deals like this go quick, so act soon or risk missing out. Limited time, limited stock, huge savings. Happy Hunting!

Schwaben Wheel Tool Essentials

Mar 15, 2021

Schwaben Specialty tools has earned a reputation for producing exceptionally clever tools for a variety of difficult automotive projects. Their latest Wheel Essentials release contains superb examples of the Schwaben approach to premium tool design and manufacturing. The unique Protecta Socket Kit helps prevent damage during wheel installation & removal. Quickly measure bolt circle on wheels or hubs with the Schwaben Wheel Bolt Pattern Gauge. The Schwaben Low Profile Aluminum Floor Jack is loaded with design details that make this floor jack one of the best jacks on the market.

ECS Vacuum Actuated Exhaust Cutouts

Mar 3, 2021

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.

Newest Schwaben Tools

Feb 21, 2021

Newest Schwaben Tools

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Are you spending some quality time with your car this season? Equip yourself for all projects with Schwaben Tools! We offer an extensive line of standard & European specialty tools for your collection, as well as high quality items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and improve the DIY experience for both you and your tools.

LIQUI MOLY - Cooling System

Feb 19, 2021

LIQUI MOLY is not only our favorite producer of lubrication and additive products, but they hold the title as the best oil producers in Germany: for seven consecutive years. A major part of any service is often a frequently forgotten one: using proper flushes and additives to ensure buildup and sludge are eliminated with maximum effect. LIQUI MOLY is a leading producer of oil additives, engine flushes, and fuel system cleaners, so we have picked out exactly which of their products your car needs to maintain peak performance at all times.

LIQUI MOLY - Fuel Additives

Feb 19, 2021

LIQUI MOLY is not only our favorite producer of lubrication and additive products, but they hold the title as the best oil producers in Germany: for seven consecutive years. A major part of any service is often a frequently forgotten one: using proper flushes and additives to ensure buildup and sludge are eliminated with maximum effect. LIQUI MOLY is a leading producer of oil additives, engine flushes, and fuel system cleaners, so we have picked out exactly which of their products your car needs to maintain peak performance at all times.

LIQUI MOLY - Oil Additives

Feb 19, 2021

LIQUI MOLY is not only our favorite producer of lubrication and additive products, but they hold the title as the best oil producers in Germany: for seven consecutive years. A major part of any service is often a frequently forgotten one: using proper flushes and additives to ensure buildup and sludge are eliminated with maximum effect. LIQUI MOLY is a leading producer of oil additives, engine flushes, and fuel system cleaners, so we have picked out exactly which of their products your car needs to maintain peak performance at all times.

Schwaben Professional Scan Tools

Dec 24, 2020

Developed by the most distinguished experts of this industry, the Schwaben Professional Scan Tool is one of the most powerful aftermarket tools available for your European car. From simple trouble code reads/clears, service light resets, parking brake deactivation, recording live sensor data, to providing live data graphing; The Schwaben Professional Scan Tool does it all! Owning a Schwaben Scan Tool separates you from the average car enthusiast, empowering you with manufacturer-level diagnostic and analytic capabilities.

Schwaben Specialty Pliers & Crimpers

Nov 25, 2020

We've all found ourselves using highly "creative" methods for separating or removing parts in the midst of an intense project. Some methods do work... but usually at the expense of personal injury and a few broken or damaged parts. So why not start with the right tool? The Schwaben Open Barrel Crimping/Stripping Pliers feature hard-to-find open barrel crimp option used on many German cars.

Audi B8 S4 Sweepstakes Full Build List

Nov 17, 2020

2020 has been, well, you know. To bring some positivity to the European car enthusiast community, we are excited to announce that once again, we're giving away a car! Yes, we’re hosting another sweepstakes like the 8V A3, MK7.5 GTI, and E46 M3 before it. This time, you have the unique opportunity to win a late-model Audi B8 S4 Facelift.

NEW Carbon Fiber ECS Swivel Exhaust Tip

Nov 17, 2020

Looking for the most attractive and adjustable tip on the market? Look no further than our ECS Swivel Exhaust Tips! Featuring a unique swivel collar design that allows the tip to be adjusted in any direction to achieve 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 where positioned.

Holiday Sale - 40% Off Schwaben Stubby Socket Set

Nov 15, 2020

Modern automotive components are tucked into the tightest of places, sometimes making it impossible to access fasteners with a standard socket or ratchet. A lot of times, this forces you to take your vehicle to a dealer in order to get routine service. The Schwaben Stubby Socket Driver is a specialty low-profile tool, designed specifically to give you access to previously untouchable fasteners. Put the power in your own hands with this kit from Schwaben. Free yourself from the dealer and do it all yourself!

Schwaben Coolant System Tools

Nov 15, 2020

The cooling system in any car is often a neglected when it comes to maintenance, by the time most owners do something about this failure has already arrived. The recommended service interval is every 2 years. Just like engine oil the additives used in coolant to keep corrosion down and maintain proper lubrication breakdown in the same way over time and milage. Reduce the cost later by keeping your cooling system healthy now, Schwaben tools make it easy to maintain.

Schwaben Wheel Storage Options

Oct 21, 2020

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 Digital Torque Wrenches

Oct 12, 2020

Auto repair professionals understand the importance of properly torqued fasteners. Too tight, and the fastener may be weakened and break. Too loose and things come apart. Work efficiently and productively with Schwaben digital torque wrenches. Enabling you to accurately apply specific torque. Trust the tool the pros know, Schwaben.

Schwaben Fender Lip Rollers

Jun 3, 2020

Need to fit some aggressive wheels and tires, but your fenders require rolling? The Schwaben Fender Lip Roller is your at-home solution for forming your fender lips without paying excessively at a shop. Get the look you want with professional-like quality from the Schwaben Fender Lip Roller!

Top Lifting Products

May 25, 2020

Top Lifting Products

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The most important part of working on your car is doing it safely. Lifting, supporting, and lowering your car with the right equipment is paramount. Schwaben has a low profile, heavy duty, easy to use lifting products designed to safely and quickly raise and lower even the most slammed cars around.

Getting Your Car Out Of Storage Checklist

May 6, 2020

If your car has been unused for a few weeks, a few months, or has been in storage since last fall, there is a checklist of maintenance services you need to run through before your car may be ready to drive. Pulling your car from storage can be an easy and rewarding experience, and might save you some headaches down the road. Here is everything you need to make sure your car is ready to go back to work when you are.

Schwaben Professional Scan Tools

May 1, 2020

Developed by the most distinguished experts of this industry, the Schwaben Professional Scan Tool is one of the most powerful aftermarket tools available for your European car. From simple trouble code reads/clears, service light resets, parking brake deactivation, recording live sensor data, to providing live data graphing; The Schwaben Professional Scan Tool does it all! Owning a Schwaben Scan Tool separates you from the average car enthusiast, empowering you with manufacturer-level diagnostic and analytic capabilities. Diagnose. Code. Adapt.

ECS COVID-19 Update!

Mar 25, 2020

ECS COVID-19 Update!

Did You Know?

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.

Schwaben Fluid Extractors

Dec 30, 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.

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.

View The Full Build List Of Our E46 M3 Sweepstakes Car

Oct 23, 2019

With a high-strung S54 inline six under the hood, a manual 6-speed transmission, LSD rear end, and competent suspension, the E46 M3 is a great platform out of the box. That isn’t to say it can’t be improved, however, which is exactly what we aim to do. Below, we’re going to show you everything we upgraded on the M3 before it finds its way to a lucky new owner who will surely enjoy our tasteful upgrades provided by our partners to help bring out the full potential of this incredible machine.

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