ECS News

Relationship Goals | Valentine's Day Success

Feb 8, 2016

ECS tuning knows that Valentine's day represents a day of love and togetherness and we want to help. For most car nuts nothing is better than bringing your two loves together, working on your car and your significant other. The dream; getting some quality time together while turning a wrench, could be made into a date night in the garage. Already living the dream? Let Schwaben & ECS help you enjoy that quality time with specialty tools and smooth turning wrenches — The perfect torque specs for your relationship.

Schwaben Wheel Essentials

Feb 5, 2016

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.

Schwaben Flexible Drivers and Tool Kits

Jan 24, 2016

Schwaben offers an extensive line of European specialty tools as well as standard tools to your collection. It 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.

Schwaben 5-Piece Reversible Snap Ring Pliers

Jan 23, 2016

Snap rings can be found everywhere, especially on cars. When you come across a snap ring in your repairs often times people use methods that are either not safe or may cause damage to the snap ring or other components. Snap ring pliers make it much easier, I guess you could say it makes the job a "snap". Schwaben offers these pliers in a 5-pc kit so you're completely prepared with multiple sizes and angles.

Schwaben 26 Piece 1/4” Drive Metric Socket Set

Jan 17, 2016

The Schwaben 26 Pc 1/4" Dr. Metric Socket Set is perfect for starting, upgrading, or completing your tools collection. This is 1/4" drive metric kit comes with deep and shallow sockets, ratchet, extensions and more. Making this your best friend when it comes to jobs using smaller type fasteners. Featured in a durable case to make it easy to keep in the car for emergency or to just have handy since we all know how often we randomly need a tool.

Schwaben Pistol Grip Locking Pliers

Jan 16, 2016

Everyone has been in a situation where they are trying to use a pair of pliers but there just not enough space to work with. Schwaben realizing this issue has found a solution to most circumstances, the pistol grip locking pliers. This design allows for clearance in tighter quarters without losing the locking force required to grip on and a hammer-like release for maximum usability. Convenience in the grip of your hand.

Schwaben Remote Starter Switch

Jan 10, 2016

There comes a time when you're working on your engine and you need a slight rotation to line up your timing, but today you're working solo. This can be a problem as it will cause you to go from the engine bay to the driver's seat until you get it right. The Schwaben Remote Starter Switch save you the unnecessary traveling by allowing you to jump your starter from the engine bay making a job once required by two a solo achievement.

Schwaben Professional BMW/MINI Scan Tool

Jan 4, 2016

The time has come, finally and in-depth brand specific scan tool for your BMW & MINI vehicles. When something goes wrong with your car the most frustrating part is tracking down the problem. Many people have realized how helpful a standard scan tool can be, usually getting you on the right path of diagnosis. We decided to take this a few step further by providing a scan tool that reset more features such as EPB, Airbag, ABS, A/T, Instrument cluster, Oil service reset and more. All this is accomplished by reading specific BMW/MINI codes instead of the generic OBDII emission codes.

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tools

Jan 3, 2016

The time has come, finally and in-depth brand specific scan tool for your BMW & MINI vehicles. When something goes wrong with your car the most frustrating part is tracking down the problem. Many people have realized how helpful a standard scan tool can be, usually getting you on the right path of diagnosis. We decided to take this a few step further by providing a scan tool that reset more features such as EPB, Airbag, ABS, A/T, Instrument cluster, Oil service reset and more. All this is accomplished by reading specific BMW/MINI codes instead of the generic OBDII emission codes.

What are you doing with your left-overs?

Dec 25, 2015

Lets face it, it is almost impossible to use the full amount of a gift card on a single order. Luckily, ECS has compiled a full list of items to help you squeeze everything out of that gift card. Pickup some ECS apparel to show your love and let everyone know where you shop! From phone cases to hats, t-shirts to hoodies – we got everything you could want to show off your ECS pride.

Carista OBDII Dongle

Dec 14, 2015

Carista OBDII Dongle

Did You Know?

Carista is a smartphone app that allows you to diagnose, customize, and service your car. Diagnose: Check your car's health and report any stored faults. Access manufacturer-specific diagnostics, clear fault codes and reset your CEL. Customize: Personalize the behavior of your car’s windows, lights and more, with a click of a button. Service: With Carista’s DIY tools, resetting your service indicator, or checking your launch control count becomes a 1-click action. Engage: Simply plug in the Carista dongle and download the app subscription from your play store.

ECS Wheel Spacers Sale | MINI F56+

Dec 6, 2015

Spacers for your racer. ECS Tuning lets you tweak your stance - or swagger down the road with a larger 15 - 20mm spacer. Choose from our huge inventory of hub centric spacers in thicknesses sure to match your car, your wheels, and your shopping budget. All ECS MINI spacers are aluminum and are black anodized for corrosion protection. Kits come with correct-length black lug bolts for a complete package.

Sonax & Chemical Guys Car Care Products

Dec 6, 2015

Keeping a vehicle nice is a year-round job, if you have to deal with cold weather and snow cleaning the outside of your vehicle in the winter is usually left to a drive thru car wash. The interior however will suffer from tracking in the elements and keeping the interior nice is important for your comfort.

Schwaben Tool Kit Bundles

Nov 21, 2015

Introducing the Schwaben zippered mechanics bag, appealing and used to carry all of your needed tools on the go. Keeping the bag stylish yet durable was a big focus in the design. If you're looking for some tools to go with your new bag we've even put together three kits varying in piece count. Fitting everything in the bag for on the go or wrapping paper free.

Winter Preparation

Nov 14, 2015

Winter Preparation

Did You Know?

With the weather turning for the worst be prepared and protect your car. Unimpeded, road salt and snow wreak all sorts of havoc. ECS has a variety of items to ready your ride for the cold season. Whether it be textile snow chains to ensure safe travels in the worst of conditions, or ski/snowboard mounts to get your gear to the slopes, we have the goods to get you through the Winter.

Schwaben Wheel Tree

Nov 14, 2015

Schwaben Wheel Tree

Did You Know?

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 8½" wide wheels and tires against the wall, away from your work space.

Schwaben & ECS Tuning Garage Needs

Nov 6, 2015

Schwaben & ECS 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 mobility for both you and your tools.

Schwaben 300 Lumen LED Flashlight

Nov 1, 2015

A long time ago, we underestimated the power of the dark side.....but there was a hope, our only hope....and you'll see we've constructed a new flashlight. Our design is complete! Introducing the new Schwaben High Output Flashlight with a rigid aluminum alloy case, lanyard, an anti roll head, a 3-Watt Cree LED Lamp, and two different output settings. This is not your fathers flashlight, the quality is clear, and it comes complete with batteries, ready for battle. The dark times are no match for the power of this light! Get one now, and take your first step into a larger world.

Torque R700 Brake Fluid & Schwaben Bleeding Tools

Oct 24, 2015

Produced and bottled exclusively in North Bay, California, Torque sells just one product: the best racing brake fluid on the market! Torque R700 Brake Fluid is the highest density brake fluid on the planet, protecting your braking system components from heat and corrosion with a boiling point of an incredible 683 degrees Fahrenheit! Also, take advantage of the best brake bleeding and filling system available! The Schwaben Level 3 Racing Brake Fluid Flush Kit includes the European Pressure Bleeder & Catch Bottles, a Schwaben Bleeder Wrench, and 1 liter of RT700 fluid.

ECS Wheel Spacer Fitment Kit

Oct 18, 2015

Are you serious about looks and performance? Is your car always on the cutting edge of both? If you've answered yes to these questions, then our ECS Wheel Spacer Fitment Kit is for you. When you don't have time for second best, you've got to have the right tools. Eliminating all guesswork, this wheel spacer fitment kit will allow you to quickly and easily test multiple different thicknesses to get your wheels right where you want them. With a quick test fit, you'll have the right spacers the first time, every time.

Schwaben Strut Spring Compressor Set

Oct 17, 2015

Schwaben's Professional Spring Compressor Kit is a safe and efficient way to compress strut springs. This set is supplied with every thing you need to get the job done like a pro. Each jaw has safety lips to eliminate slip and is designed to fit the pitch of the spring to ensure maximum surface contact between the jaws and the spring. Interchangeable jaws are easily changed to correct size for the application. Maximum jaw opening is 300mm.

Schwaben 60 LED Reel Drop Light

Oct 11, 2015

The best part of a droplight is you always have the light handy and in the right spot to get the job done. Often times a shop light gets wrapped up and tucked away when not in use making it hard to find when its needed again. The drop light is always on the ceiling or wall and easy to pull down to your level. The LED design makes it super bright, sure to illuminate the work space and outlast conventional shop light bulbs.

Schwaben Micro Jump Start Kit

Oct 10, 2015

Most people have been in the unfortunate situation where their battery dies, without jumper cables or anyone to help. Schwaben found a light compact way to cure these frustrating situations with our Micro Jump Kit, it isn't much bigger than a phone yet hold the power to jump your car's battery and get you going again. Adding to the emergency convenience it also comes with a 4 into 1 charging harness, USB, and 12v two prong outlet to charge your phone. Don't leave home without it.

ECS Brake Bleeder DIY | MINI

Oct 6, 2015

Hope you enjoyed the content. Here are all the parts and tools necessary to complete these DIY projects in your own garage. Tips: Read the instructions completely before starting! Obtain all required tools. Reference factory repair instructions, when in doubt. If the installation procedures are beyond your tools and skills, contact a qualified installer for professional assistance.

Schwaben Low Profile 2 Ton Aluminum Floor Jack

Oct 4, 2015

Ideal for the Euro enthusiast enjoying an aggressive lowered ride height, Schwaben Low Profile 2 Ton Aluminum Floor Jack allows you to sneak under the ground-hugging rockers on your car. Constructed from lightweight aluminum, this exceptionally durable floor jack features a long and low profile curve for extended reach under the car. The specialty tool experts at Schwaben have designed this jack with a max lift height of 20" and a low height of just 3.25". Dual pump pistons raise the saddle to its maximum height in only 5 pump strokes with minimum effort.

Wasp Cameras

Sep 27, 2015

Wasp Cameras

New Product

Have you noticed a craze about action cameras lately? They are being used for action shots when being adventurous, Creative shots or filming, troubleshooting issues with your vehicle, and keeping vacation memories saved in a video or picture. Your creativeness may be your only limit to the use of your new Wasp camera. Cameras are offered for all types from the inexpensive J.A.K.D for those looking to spend more on their adventure to the Gideon for those sparing no expense to capture the moment.

Schwaben Telescoping Tools

Sep 26, 2015

Features of convenience and ease of use define this latest Schwaben Specialty Tools release. The Schwaben Telescoping Round/Rectangular Mirror offers an 9-1/2" to 29" extendable handle with a stainless steel shaft, plus a 2-1/4" mirror head mounted on a dual swivel for a full 360 degree rotation. The Schwaben Telescoping Magnet is rated to pick up 3.5 lbs. Its stainless steel shaft is 7" collapsed and 26" extended, while its powerful magnet is encased in a aluminum sleeve to help prevent side of magnet from sticking.

Schwaben Hand Tools

Sep 20, 2015

Schwaben Hand Tools

New Product

Schwaben has just released new additions to their ever expanding tool catalog that continue in the superbly engineered fashion as their older tools. Schwaben has added a 4pc Extension Set, 4pc Plier Set, 15pc Deep Impact Socket Set, and an 8pc Long Torx Socket set – all are sure to become your go-to tools when you’re working on your European vehicle. All come with that great Schwaben quality that you've come to know and expect.

Schwaben Coolant Evacuation Tool Kit

Sep 13, 2015

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 or overheating, or erratic temperature gauge readings after a cooling system service - Problems with coolant uptake or circulation - Cooling system leaks

Schwaben European Essentials Tool Kit

Sep 12, 2015

Owners of European automobiles often find that alongside the pleasures of driving a more refined, tasteful vehicle exists the very real challenge of finding the correct tool for these cars' unique fasteners. Featuring swivel-head triple-square bits, Torx screwdrivers, one hundred specialty fasteners, and the exceptionally sturdy go-through screwdriver set, the Schwaben European Essentials Tool Kit allows you to approach any project with confidence. Each tool is secured in a molded case, helping you keep track of your investment.

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