Mota Autohaus | BMW repair shop

About Us

Manuel Mota

Manuel Mota

BMW Specialist

Mota Autohaus is an independent repair shop specializing in BMW automotive vehicles.  Manuel has been in the automotive industry for almost 15 years, and is a Level One BMW Master Technician, the highest level certification available.

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We perform all mechanical repairs along with performance upgrades such as:  

  • Brake Repair
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Computer Diagnostic
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune Ups
  • Engine Repair

Contact Us

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4814 5th Ave S.

Birmingham, AL 35222




  • Manuel was awesome, very knowledgeable and honest. I had many issues with my BMW that he fixed in a very timely manner and was very fair with pricing. He also gave me recommendations for parts and advice relating to the track. The waiting room is also cool. This is THE place to bring your BMW!

    David Ioffreda Avatar David Ioffreda
    July 9, 2022

    I can't recommend Manny and moto autohaus enough! I've been bringing both my E30 and M2 here for everything and there's no other place I'd take them to in Birmingham. If you have any BMW, this is the place. Manny is both incredibly experienced and passionate about cars. You can tell the moment you walk into the shop. I've never had an issue with any of his work, and he is extremely easy to reach out to and ask questions about your car.

    Syed Usman Mumtaz Avatar Syed Usman Mumtaz
    May 24, 2024

    Simply the best in Birmingham. If you have a BMW in need of service, this is the place. Manny has super magical special powers including turning dirty oil clean just by looking at it. I’ve personally witnessed him raise E30s from the dead.

    Matt Meinecke Avatar Matt Meinecke
    November 3, 2023
  • I couldn't have been blessed with a better mechanic than Manny and crew. He sorted out my nightmare of a project E30 very timely. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Thanks Manny.

    Justin Jones Avatar Justin Jones
    January 28, 2024

    Mani of Mota Auto thee beamer would not start.. Mani diagnosed my beamer. Mani Found the problem and Mani had me back on the road in a matter of B.S... This is THE shop to take your Beamer to !! Mani is highly recommended by local foreign auto mechanics/ shops. I am truly happy and satisfied with the customer service and price was very reasonable. Thanks Mani !!

    Nikki Nikki Avatar Nikki Nikki
    August 20, 2019

    Nicest people in town! Trustworthy and professional! You will definitely have a great experience with Mota Autohaus!!!

    Sarah Whitley Avatar Sarah Whitley
    January 4, 2019
  • I took my E30 here to fix my vacuum leak and to fix my suspension from the rear he got the job done ! For a good price aswell I would recommend this man 10000%

    Taza Avatar Taza
    May 24, 2023

    Manuel Mota just saved me $5,000! I had my car (a 2008 3 series with 63,000 miles on it) towed to the service department at BMW of Birmingham after it stalled in the middle of an intersection. After they charged me $190 for a diagnostic to tell me that the engine had “locked up” ( it would have costed another thousand bucks to know why) and that I needed a new engine ($18,000 for a new one, $6,000 for a used), I had the car towed to Mota Autohaus to get a second opinion. Manuel quickly assessed that I simply needed a new alternator. He promptly fixed it the day the alternator arrived in his shop and the car is running like new. The cost, $700.00 (he also had to replace all the oil the dealership’s service department had drained). Best, most competent, professional service I have encountered in a long time!

    Dominique Linchet Avatar Dominique Linchet
    February 4, 2020

    It's a good place to go

    Valerie Harris Avatar Valerie Harris
    November 19, 2021