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

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4814 5th Ave S.

Birmingham, AL 35222




  • 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

    Great customer service. These guys know their cars! I love this place. Family owned and operated, you can’t beat that! My new go-to car place! Thank you!

    Stephanie Ginsburg Avatar Stephanie Ginsburg
    September 12, 2018

    I went to get an estimate & as the owner was checking my trunk (knowing it wouldn't open properly), he slammed the trunk & broke my window. He refused to fix it & laughed in my face. Until I called the police to make a report. Thank God I recorded him admitting he broke my back window.

    Auntie Kim Avatar Auntie Kim
    December 14, 2021
  • Great people and great service.

    palmer3acr Avatar palmer3acr
    June 14, 2022

    Replaced brakes on my Mini Cooper Fantastic customer service. Fair and upfront pricing. Found a new home for service!

    Donna Speaker Avatar Donna Speaker
    May 11, 2023

    Simply the best. Trustworthy, honest and fair pricing. Will continue to take my BMW to Manny.

    chris127712 Avatar chris127712
    October 31, 2023
  • 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

    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

    Driving BMWs for 40 years we now own two, an 18 year old BMW E46 and a 29 year old BMW E30. Before finding Mota Autohaus older BMW maintenance was definitely a problem, I've lost count of the ripoffs and horror stories using 3 other local shops in particular. Manuel always does what he promises, fixes it CORRECTLY and there are NO cheap "knock off" parts, only QUALITY OEM parts. There's no "Bait & Switch" GOTCHAS when the Final Invoice comes, the estimates hold up when it's time to pay. Thanks for your Expertise Manuel! brian

    brian coshatt Avatar brian coshatt
    December 7, 2019