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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

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Why buying your own parts can be the worst decision you ever make for your vehicle

Why buying your own parts can be the worst decision you ever make for your vehicle

Technology and the way we shop has changed dramatically within the last 10 years. Everything today is ruled by ecommerce and online shopping. When is the last time you were in a store? I bet its been a while. I personally can't remember the last time I've been to the mall! We are now trained to find the best deals online and only purchase for the bottom dollar price otherwise society tells us, "We've been ripped off!" I have to admit, I am certainly a bargain hunter for a lot things like clothes, electronics and even groceries online. We are trained to shop for commodities, things that are easily comparable. For example, what is the difference between buying a macbook from apple or another reputable online retailer? Other than price the answer is not much.  This line of thinking does not hold true for automotive repairs. The question you are asking yourself is, "how is it not?" Well the method of repairing a vehicle can vary greatly as well as what ... read more

How To Pick The Right BMW Shop

How To Pick The Right BMW Shop

  Congradulations on owning the Ultimate Driving Machine! Ownership of a BMW is an awesome experience and it is a special one versus owning other brands. Your BMW hugs the road like no other and is definitely a special car. You want to pick the right BMW service center to bring your beloved vehicle to. Below are a few short paragraphs and tips on what to look out for when selecting the right shop for your BMW. Reputation In today's world we research everything! Call it the curse of the millenials (kidding!). There is a ton of information at our finger tips with a simple google search. Review sites such as Yelp and Google Maps are the new yellow pages. A great BMW specialist will have mostly glowing reviews. Read the indepth reviews and you can even contact the authors. Please do caution about focusing on negative reviews. Almost every business with have some negative reviews, it is only natural. Instead see if the shop responds with either a proper explanat ... read more

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Coming Soon - M-Spec Performance F80 M3!

Coming Soon - M-Spec Performance F80 M3!

  We are really excited to take delivery of our 2016 F80 M3! We just got done with our European Delivery experience and should have the vehicle back stateside shortly. We will be featuring a lot of the wonderful performance parts and upgrades we vendor for which include but not limited to Dinan, Status Gruppe, M Performance, BBS and Velos wheels!  Stay tuned as we will be blogging about all of our F80's journey

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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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The Big Turbo Upgrade you have been waiting for from Dinan!

The Big Turbo Upgrade you have been waiting for from Dinan!

N20 & N55 Big TurbosFor the F22/23 228i F30/31/34 328i F32/36 428i  F22/23 M235i F30/34 335i F32/36 435i  Consult listings below for release date applicable to your model.    Part Number:   D310-0110 N55 Big Turbo Upgrade for the BMW F22/23 M235i, F30/34 335i & F32/36 435i w/ Electronic Wastegate     Retail Price: $1499.00 Core Charge: $1500.00   Availability: Pre-Order Only. Available 4/1/16. For the racing enthusiast or those just looking for the best, this is the ultimate ... read more

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Performance

We are proud to announce that M-Spec Performance is now an authorized APR Dealer!

We are proud to announce that M-Spec Performance is now an authorized APR Dealer!

  Since 1997, APR has been providing the highest quality and engineering performance tuning solutions for Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche. Some of APR’s offerings include performance software, turbo upgrades, intercooler, suspension tuning, drivetrain bracing, and exhaust components. If you have any any inquiries or would like a consultation on the best upgrades for your Volkswagen, Audi or Porsche please contact us. Our performance experts are standing by to provide any help that you may need. We can recommend and help you build the car of your dreams!  We are very pleased with our partnership with APR to give the best performance options. As enthusiasts we are ecstatic to be teaming up with a company that shares much of the same philosophy when it comes to German car performance. Go APR

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Performance

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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Dinantronics for X5M and X6M and Suspension Upgrades for your F Series BMW

Dinantronics for X5M and X6M and Suspension Upgrades for your F Series BMW

  UNLEASH THE FULL POWER OF //M!   The next generation of X5 and X6 M car's are the latest vehicles to have been given the keys to the high performance castle. Dinan tuning coupled with the already robust performance of BMW's S63TU engine produce a monster of a SAV. Capable of surprising even the most seasoned drivers on the track with unparalleled quickness the new 'M's can also conquer the back country making these vehicles a unique combination of cutting edge performance and utility.   We here at M-Spec Performance are proud to offer Dinan performance solutions. At Dinan their passion for both BMWs and BMW parts is evident in their dedication to designing and producing the most innovative and performance driven BMW aftermarket parts on the market. Serious enthusiasts turn to Dinan because they appreciate their ability to make BMW performance upgrades that outperform the rest ... read more

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