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APR Stage 1 and 2 Software now available for Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3 & TTS!

APR Stage 1 and 2 Software now available for Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3 & TTS!

M-Spec Performance is happy to announce that APR has released Stage 1 and Stage 2 Software for 2017 Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3 & TTS. The new software upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque on these special vehicles. We have already installed both a Stage 1 and Stage 2 on two awesome Golf R's and the transformation from stock is nothing short of amazing! For more information check out APR's website. M-Spec Performance is your source for all things APR and we are the authorized dealer for Queens and Brooklyn. We are happy to consult with you on options, packages and your power goals. #goapr

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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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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

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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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

We just added a Sixth Rotary Lift!

We just added a Sixth Rotary Lift!

Exciting news to us gear heads, we just installed a sixth lift! With the growing demand for our expert services we have decided it was time to expand and add a sixth bay. This will definitely aleviate our bottleneck issues when it comes to getting your fine German cars in a timely manner!  As you can see we have already started to put it to good use! We love working on BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen and Mini Cooper. Stay tuned, we will be adding some more great equipment to our facility which will bring new level of service and performance for our clients! 

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Mini Cooper or VW Golf? The hot hatch showdown!

      We have been getting an influx of mini coopers and volkswagens at M-Spec Performance recently so why not show some love with a good old fashion showdown! Which would you pick? I think our hearts are with the mini cooper however the hot hatch kingpin is still the VW Golf! M-Spec Performance is Queens and Brooklyn's mini cooper and volkswagen experts. We employ the highly trained and caring staff and are well equipped the latest technology and tools that are always factory and dealer level. Please give us a call if you have any questions about German car care. 

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

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