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Should you trust the dealer or an independent shop?

Should you trust the dealer or an independent shop?

  So you are experiencing some issue with your German vehicle. Whether you own a BMW or Mercedes Benz you know that you own an awesome albeit very complicated vehicle. You want to go to the most competent and trusted service center for your vehicle and you don't want to feel like you've been ripped off! If this sounds like the thought process you have had then here are some things to think about between dealer vs an independent. For the purposes of the comparison we have naturally used our shop (M-Spec Performance) as a reference point many times however this should apply to some reputable German car or European specialty shops around the country.  Competency The dealerships have access to manufacturer training and tools. Logically they would be the best equipped and most knowledgable source to repair your Audi, BMW, or Mercedes Benz. If you step into a dealership you will probably hear some boasting about the dealership's superior capabil ... read more

Why asking for "price" is the wrong question to ask

Why asking for "price" is the wrong question to ask

So you own a German Car (maybe its a BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper or Volkswagen) and you are looking for an auto repair shop to service your vehicle. You know you don't want to go to the dealership since their prices are sky high and the level of service leaves you wanting. You get anxious, you worry about getting ripped off. You ask friends and family what to do. You go online and google some quick answers for your particular problem whether its a noise you hear, a fluid dripping from your car or what is the next maintenance service you need. You then go on yelp or type in a google search for the best auto repair shop in your area. Armed with all this information you call up a shop and ask, "Hey I have a noise coming from my car, I think its a gyromotion arm, how much?" The shop gives you a price and you go on and call the next shop on your list. Each shop gives you a different price. Which one do you choose? The cheapest price, right? If auto repair was a ... read more

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Dinan Intercooler and Stage 3 Now Available for the Fx Platform at M-Spec Performance!

Dinan Intercooler and Stage 3 Now Available for the Fx Platform at M-Spec Performance!

  High Performance Dual Core IntercoolerFor the F22/23 228i F30/31/34 328i F32/36 428i F22/23 M235i F30/34 335i F32/36 435i Part Number:   D330-0021 Dinan High Performance Dual Core Intercooler for the BMW F22 F23 228i, F30 F31 F34 328i, F32 F36 428i, F22 F23 M235i,  F30 F34 335i and the F32 F36 435i.    (228i fitment only confirmed on the M-Tech bumper; STD bumper not yet tested.  328i fitment only confirmed on the STD bumper; M-Tech bumper not yet tested.  428i fitment only confirmed on the M-Tech bumper; STD bumper not yet tested. 335i fitment only ... read more

Thanksgiving Weekend Travel in your German Car

Thanksgiving Weekend Travel in your German Car

Making Your german road machine ready for thanksgiving weekend Across the country many families are hitting the road for Thanksgiving Day Weekend.  What is the safest and least headache time to travel? What should you look out for if you drive a BMW or Mercedes? Here are some helpful tips to make your Thanksgiving Weekend fun and safe. Upwards of 75 percent of Americans will be on the road during the Thanksgiving Weekend.  Preparing Your Vehicle For Thanksgiving Travel At M-Spec Performance we truly care about each and everyone of our clients. We would be more than happy to perform a complimentary inspection of your Audi or Mini Cooper before you embark on your holiday trips. Just give us a call at (718) 395-6095 to set up an appointment.  Before you go you should prepare yourself One of the most important aspects of embarking on a long road trip is to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Most experts recommend t ... read more

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Do you have to return to the dealer to maintain your new car? NO!

Do you have to return to the dealer to maintain your new car? NO!

Did you know that it an absolute myth that you have to return to the dealer for maintenance? If you own a new car, having an independent repair shop perform maintenance services for you will not void your warranty.  Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act which is also enforced by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), consumers are protected against the manufacturer voiding their new car warranty if a non dealer service facility performs maintenance services on their vehicle. This act protects consumers from having to go to the dealer for services such as tire changes, oil changes, fluids checks, belt replacements and brake services. It is illegal for dealers to void or deny warranty claims due to having service performed outside of the dealer network. This is great news for any interested parties or current M-Spec Performance clients. If you like our service and how we treat our clients like family then you can continue to use us for all of your servicing needs for anything not covered ... read more

Looking for the next superstar to join our team!

Looking for the next superstar to join our team!

JOIN THE TEAM OF SUPER STARS AT NYC'S LEADING GERMAN CAR SERVICE FACILITY!   Thank you for your interest in our company. M-Spec Performance is a premier German Car specialty facility and we have been serving the Queens and Brooklyn area since 2005. Bosch Car Service Shop Top ratings by customer reviews on Yelp, Google, etc State of the art equipment and facility 6 service bays Hunter Hawk Eye Alignment and Bosch Tire Equipment Technical Support We are successful for one simple reason, we hire the Superstars! You'll find our team of industry professionals is second to none, industry wide! Shop owners from all across America have visited our facility and their comments are always the same. They rank our facility, and our people, with the best of the best!   Mission Statement Our mission is to provide the New York City area with the highest quality German Car service, our employees with extraordinary opportunity, and the industry with the highest professional s ... read more

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Battle of the Gods: M4 vs M5

    What is your weapon of choice? We personally love the new M4 with the inline 6 cylinder engine twin turbo! Handling or brute power? Can't wait to get a M4 in M-Spec Performance for some DINAN upgrade goodies

Ring in the Holidays with a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card courtesy of M-Spec!

Ring in the Holidays with a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card courtesy of M-Spec!

This Holiday Season we here at M-Spec Performance want to give thanks to our great customers out there. From now until the end of 2014 we are giving a $25 Restaurant.com Gift card to any vehicle that comes in for service. This is a great time get any winterization check up and service out of the way. Batteries, tires, headlights or any of the maintenance and repair items you've been meaning to get done. Getting stuck on the side of the road is a bummer and could bring the Grinch out in all of us. Let us make sure your holiday season is a safe and happy one wherever your travels may take you. This holiday season, we would like to extend our thanks to you. We value you as a customer and are grateful for your trust in us, so we would like to offer a $25 gift card from Restaurant.com to all of our customers who come in to get their vehicle serviced. After all who doesn't like the gift of food! As always if you have any questions for us we are available and glad to help ... read more