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!
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 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.
Let's be real, when was the last time you used your 12v cigarette lighter for anything? Your head unit has Bluetooth, you probably have a million USB ports for charging things, and no one has a separate GPS these days. Why not spice things up with our Billet Aluminum Power Port Plug? We have fun little phrases lasered into them so you can have a bit of a laugh every time you look at that useless 12v outlet in your car. Check out all our quirky designs and grab one just for fun.
We are clearing house! We have scratch and dent 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! All Sales Are Final | No Returns On Scratch & Dent Items
Night driving is scary enough as it is. With poor lighting, you can’t see hazards in the road and won’t have a field of vision far enough ahead to react if something happens in front of you. Our new ZiZa Plug And Play LED Conversion Kits are designed to give you high-output light better than anything else you’ll find for a quick replacement and excellent night time visibility.
If you spend time on the track with your MK4/MK5/MK6 GTI, you need a tow strap. But why just have a functional strap when you can have a functional strap that looks, dare we say it, strapping? These new dapper Polyester Tow Straps we’ve artfully created are designed to look incredible and offer dependable function with a 4,000lb capacity and all the durability you need when things go sideways.
With the functionality and variety of professional-grade diagnostic equipment, the OBDeleven Plug-and-Play diagnostic app is right at home in your personal garage. The scan application features code reading, control units, LED coding, and the ability to clear service or check engine lights from your smartphone! Just plug in your OBD port and have the same capabilities you would see in a dedicated shop all from the convenience of your device.
The little details are what combine to tell the full story of your unique car. When those little bits serve an actual function beyond style points, they are exponentially cooler. In the case of your Audi or VW engine bay, our new ECS Billet Engine Bay Caps replace your old reservoir caps with classy and durable Billet Aluminum versions that give your engine a fit and finish that speaks to your attention to detail while offering the longevity you want from those often forgotten parts.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Give your Audi or Volkswagen a set of new wheels that look fantastic and reduce your unsprung weight with brand new APR Flow Formed wheels. Their new styles are designed for perfect fitment and accept your OEM center caps.
ECS Carbon Fiber Under Hood Covers add a smooth and consistent style when you open the hood of your VW. The attention to detail and uniform look shows off your dedication to making a clean thing of beauty out of the chaos that is the engine bay. The hand laid carbon fiber weave of our covers provide a tasteful improvement to pieces under the hood you otherwise just try to ignore. Covering your battery, fuse box, engine, and more with our ECS Carbon Fiber Covers is the best way to clean up your engine with a race-inspired theme.
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.
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!
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.
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.
When you upgrade the performance in your Volkswagen MK4 Golf/GTI/Jetta, you risk overworking the factory radiator and not cooling your engine to meet its needs. With the brand new ECS Aluminum Radiator, you can replace that aging radiator and give your cooling system the 35% increase in volume it needs to handle more power, harder driving, and years of upgraded service. If you need to replace your radiator or make an upgrade, the ECS radiator is your new best friend.
Enlighten your engine with new LIQUI-MOLY Molygen engine oil!. Using revolutionary molecular friction control, Molygen will provide the quality protection your VW or Audi deserves. Even better, with our included UV Light you can quickly spot any leaks by the distinctive green glow. Molygen is specifically engineered to preserve, cool, and lubricate your naturally aspirated or forced induction engine from performance use to daily driving. ECS now offers Molygen for VW and Audi engines, sold individually, or in complete service kits.
How much of your time do you spend in your car? Do you enjoy it? The hours a week that require you to be in the driver's seat should be as enjoyable as possible, so why are you still rocking that old outdated head unit? Brand new Bremmen Android Head Units offer updated functionality and sleek looks to spruce up the interior and make your time behind the wheel more enjoyable thanks to their compatibility with the rest of the technology in your life.
Finding places to put gauges in your MK4 isn't difficult; just bolt them up wherever they are still visible. For a solution that doesn't look like an afterthought that involved many zip ties and poor decisions, CJM Gauges has you covered with their Defrost Vent Pods to house two of your information displays without making those gauges look like you just tossed them in your interior and said 'that'll do.'
You spent all your Summer doing things that didn't involve all those upgrades you had planned for your VW, didn't you? Well, we're cleaning out our shelves and discounting tons of VW parts right now, so take this as a sign you should stop slacking and start wrenching! Go get all those last-minute upgrades handled before it gets too cold to want to do anything!
HPA Motorsports provides no-compromise, proven, and tested performance parts for your VW or Audi. With their roots in building competitive cars for track use, HPA continuously develops parts for their race applications in-house in their CNC shop and provide their tested components to you to improve the driving dynamics of your European performance car.
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.
Changing the look of your car is as easy as a fresh set of wheels. The attitude, stance, and entire appearance of your car can completely transform with the right style choice and specs. Fifteen52, known for their aggressive styles and explosion into the mainstream with support from many notable builders and drivers, know exactly how to make the perfect set of shoes for your Volkswagen. Brand new from their design tables are distinctive and fresh wheels ready to help you make a statement. Find them right here at ECS.
No more A/C in your MK4 and no OEM Blend Door Support Pin available? Bad luck. Or is it? Brand new from the ECS R&D team is our better-than-original replacement that will get your MK4 A/C working the way it should without fear of it breaking the way the OEM plastic version did.