We are ESSENTIAL and OPEN during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Learn about our "Touchless" Experience here

Articles:

New Performance Parts For Your Audi!

New Performance Parts For Your Audi!

Middle Village, New York, Audi APR Performance Parts

Experiencing Issues With Your The Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta, Middle Village, New York   The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most common cars on the road and you will always see a few in our shop on any given day. They are the perfect vehicle for car enthusiasts and the casual driver alike. The Jetta’s build is rather simple and may not require complicated repairs compared to other European counterparts. However, each car is different and could suffer from minor to major complications at any given time. At Essential Auto Care we have encountered some common issues over the years that are specific to the Volkswagen Jetta. Our certified technicians knows the ins and out of your Jetta and will have your car road worthy in no time!   Common Issues With The Volkswagen Jetta Direct Injection/Carbon Build Up Carbon build up can lead to multiple issues that affect driveability. To read the full article on the effects of carbon buildup please please read the full article ... read more

BMW X5, First Generation (2000, 2006)

The X5 Specialists The BMW X5 was first released in 2000 with the chassis code E53. This was BMW’s first SUV and there are currently 4 generations of the vehicle on the road today. With over a decade of experience of working on the X5 we have become familiar with a wide array of problems that occur with this particular model. At M-Spec Performance we are the X5 experts with the ability to solve any issue you may be facing! Don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask questions! Below is a list of common issues we have encountered: First Generation X5 (2000-2006, E53)   GENERAL FIRST GENERATION ISSUES: -Door handles(outside door handle carrier) -ABS/DSC module failure -Oil leaks -EHC failure (if equipped) -Failing crankcase vent systems(air oil separator) -Transfer case and servo motor failure if equipped with Xdrive -Rear subframe bushing failures ENGINE SPECIFIC ISSUES: 3.0L inline 6 -Engine wiring harness failure ... read more

Tags:

BMW , X5

Carbon Build Up and Cleaning

Carbon Build Up and Cleaning

Are You Experiencing Carbon Build Up? Carbon build up is an issue in newer cars with direct fuel injection and are particularly severe on BMWs and VWs. Waste from fuel will eventually build up large amounts of carbon build up on the intake manifold, restricting air flow. When airflow to the engine is restricted the vehicle will begin to show an array of issues.     What are the symptoms? -Drivability and engine issues -Service engine light -Engine shaking or vibrating -Misfires   -Vehicle doesn't feel as strong   How to clean carbon build up In order to clean the carbon build up the intake manifold needs to be removed and thoroughly cleaned using various methods. Once the intake manifold is removed it undergoes a combination of mechanical cleaning such as media or walnut blasting, and chemical formulas. Additional parts may be needed such as hoses and gaskets while performing this service. This cleaning is extremely important and many customers have sa ... read more

The Essential Snow Storm Checklist

The Essential Snow Storm Checklist

New York City has seen its fair share of snow this winter. Make sure to follow this check list and you'll be sure to weather any storm! Battery Make sure the battery has been functioning properly and is fully charged. The cold weather may affect its performance, reducing its cranking power. If the battery hasn't been changed in years and is showing signs of weakness, replace it immediately. Windows Maintain visibility at all times.  Fill wiper fluid in order to wipe away salt, dirt and mud. Wipers Replace your wipers every 6 months or so.  Transmission Avoid overworking your car. If your car is stuck in the snow and you're slamming on the gas to get it out, your transmission light might go on. Shoveling your car out instead of trying to slam through a mountain of snow may save you an unnecessary trip to the repair shop. Oil Engine oil can be affected during the cold weather. Make sure you ar ... read more

Categories:

Maintenance

Closing Saturdays at M-Spec!

Closing Saturdays at M-Spec!

After 10+ years of always opening Saturdays, M-Spec Performance will now be closing Saturdays starting November 4th.  This was a conscious decision increase the quality of life for our staff and more time with their families. We know that convenience is important to our clients. We still have night drop boxes, roadside assistance, shuttle services, and rental vehicles available for extended stays and we are working on branded loaner vehicles in the future! Closing Saturdays will also allow us to have community and promotional events at the shop.  We hope that you will understand and support our decision. As always if there is anything we can help you with we are always available. On the weekends our service staff is still available to answer e-mails and messages. 

Categories:

General

APR Presents: The Throwback Sale (1.8T & 2.7T Software)

APR Presents: The Throwback Sale (1.8T & 2.7T Software)

20% off 1.8T and 2.7T software until October 9th   APR will be discounting the price of our ME7 software (1.8T and 2.7T) starting today and ending on the 9th of October. Contact us at (718) 386-2790 and we can help you with any questions you have. 

Categories:

Performance

Join Our Team, We are hiring!

Join Our Team, We are hiring!

  Hello everyone!    M-Spec Performance will be opening its second location soon in Lindenhurst Long Island. We are also launching a new brand to our family called Essential Auto Care which will focus on domestic and Asian import vehicles. We have automotive technician openings on our team and would love to have a chat with you! We are a very progressive company and the leaders in our industry as being the top independent European shop and will now expand our offerings to service all other makes and models with Essential Auto Care. We are looking for automotive technicians will either experience with European vehicles or general repair experience with domestic and Asian import models. We are seeking professional people with the right attitude, aptitude and ethics to join our team. Being a team player is coveted in our company! If you are a professional automotive technician that is looking for a great home and a place to grow your career then lets have a chat! &nbs ... read more

Categories:

General

Dinan 'E' Chassis Flash Software PERMANENT 25% Price Reduction!

Dinan 'E' Chassis Flash Software PERMANENT 25% Price Reduction!

'E' CHASSIS FLASH SOFTWARE PRICE REDUCTION With the success over the last month of the 'E' chassis software sale its hard to ignore the amount of BMW enthusiasts that is still out in the marketplace without Dinan power. It has made us here at Dinan think long and hard about how to move forward with the flash software program.    Effective March 1st all 'E' chassis software will undergo a permanent 25% price reduction from its pre-sale price.    The one exception to the price reduction is the electronic suspension programming, Shockware, which will retain its 50% off discounted rate as its permanent new price.    Contact M-Spec Performance today so that we can help you make the best selection on your next Dinan power upgrade! For a limited time we will be packaging some nice discounts with ... read more

Categories:

Performance

Dinan Flash Sale: 50% OFF All 'E' Chassis Software

Dinan Flash Sale: 50% OFF All 'E' Chassis Software

Effectively for a limited time, all 'E' Chassis Software is discounted 50% off! This is a great opportunity to breathe some new life in your Ultimate Driving Machine! We are also packaging some nice discounts on any hardware / parts with Dinan software purchases. Please contact us for more information and remember we are your Authorized Dinan Dealer for Queens and Brooklyn

Categories:

Performance