Import Motorworks

5824 South Lee Hwy
McDonald, TN 37353 US
13 Reviews
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Priding myself on honest work for an affordable rate I hope you will consider Import Motorworks for all of your BMW service, repair, or upgrade needs.

Over 12 years of experience working on all imports, my specialty is BMWs. I am an ASE certified Master Technician and would be happy to take the time to answer any and all questions you may have about your vehicle.


  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi


  • I've used Import Motorworks for my vehicles for 15 years. Ben and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and do honest work at a respectable price. This day and age, finding a business you trust is difficult and I can easily recommend Import Motorworks for your vehicle repair needs.

    Erik A., via Google
  • These guys know what they’re doing and take great care of you! I had the rod bearings replaced on my E90 M3 and they went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect when they were done! Highly recommended.

    Dane H., via Google
  • Import Motorworks folks are personally vested in their business and it shows. Honest and knowledgeable. Bottom line, I am a happy customer.

    Coy E., via Google
  • These guys are quick, communicate well and have really fair prices. Glad to have found them!

    Lana G., via Google

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ASE Master Auto TechniciansASE Master Auto Technicians

13 Reviews

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 2 years ago

    I highly recommend this place. Honest and reliable, what else can you ask for from the mechanic.

    2021 BMW 335i
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    JANET RENA HALL6 years ago

    I was very impressed with the friendly staff, immediately greeted as I came in, fair pricing, and decent wait time. I was in and out in a reasonable time for what my BMW issues were. Kind, friendly, and informative staff. I would use Import Motorworks again.

    1970 BMW 328i
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  • Steve
    Steve8 years ago

    I would highly recommend Import Motorworks. I was new to the area a few years back and needed a reliable shop to work on my BMW. A friend recommended Ben at Import Motorworks. Ben takes the time to explain what is needed and is also very willing to give advice to me if I would attempt too do some of the minor things myself. Matt is also very helpful when setting up service and explaining things so anyone can understand what is needed. They are honest and trustworthy and do a great job!!! I take my car to them anytime it needs service or repair. The prices are very reasonable and they do quality work. I have recommended several friends and colleagues and they have all been very happy with the work.

    2001 BMW 325I
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  • Brian
    Brian9 years ago

    I think I was in for a simple oil change and I had a service light that needed to be reset. It turned out it was for a mass airflow sensor, not a cheap part. Ben, Import Motorworks, happened to have one in the back from another vehicle and gave it to me for free. These guys are not in it to rip you off. They have also worked on my 911 and have done a great job.

    2006 BMW x5
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  • Charles S Burke
    Charles S Burke10 years ago

    My 2000 M5 gave up outside of Chattanooga while traveling from Toledo OH to Atlanta GA. After the tow to the local dealer, a new fuel pump was needed- est. cost $1200. I called my local shop who said 2.2 hrs and $425 for the OEM part. I the found (via this site) Import Motorworks and Ben and Matt came to the rescue. The dealer made the tow a 2 day process (boo). The service was excellent, costs reasonable, and I felt they really cared. If I were closer this would be my shop. Many thanks.

    2000 BMW M 5
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  • Andrew Nicholson
    Andrew Nicholson11 years ago

    After taking my sons car to another independent BMW repair shop, my wife was told that the engine would have to be replaced at a cost of 4k plus dollars for a used motor with 128k miles! I knew the car had overheated and I felt the head gasket was most likely blown. Being that I was already out $300 for BA to diagnose the problem and make their recommendation for engine replacement, they had lost my confidence. I called Ben at Import Motorworks and asked if he would mind to take a look at the car. I had the car towed to import and was contacted the next day and informed that the engine was completely repairable! I told Ben that my son was in the military and needed the car repaired so the would have transportation to return to his base and once he was there. (something my wife had also told BA). Knowing there was a deadline, Ben worked overtime to ensure the car was repaired and done right, and at a price much less than half our quote from BA. Import will always get my business as well as that of my friends!

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  • rick shirah
    rick shirah11 years ago

    My wife always wanted a BMW but when I took it to the dealer for repairs I was considering selling it. I searched online and found Import Motorworks. I read all the reviews and was impressed. Spoke with the owner Ben and he checked our car out personally. Within minutes he knew exactly what was wrong. He quoted me a price that was less than half of what the dealers wanted. Fast, friendly and honest. I have recommended his shop to a few friends and they all feel the same way.

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  • Debb Neuenschwander
    Debb Neuenschwander12 years ago

    If you have an import and you need anything at all, large or small, Import Motorworks is the place to take your car. The master mechanic, Ben, is the most honest, fair minded individual you will ever meet. The quality of repair work you received each and every time is superb. I will take my automobiles there whenever I need a professional mechanic to handle an issue. Thanks Ben for all you do for your clients!

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  • Tommy Holder
    Tommy Holder12 years ago

    I was so pleased with the personal service and reasonable hourly cost to service my wife's BMW. Ben is like the MacGyver of BMW technicians. Import Motorworks are the only ones I want touching my car. As a business owner I know how much knowledge and service mean to customers. Some of the bigger shops should take a lesson from these guys.

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  • Tommy Wheeler, Chattanooga, TN
    Tommy Wheeler, Chattanooga, TN13 years ago

    I strongly recommend Import Motorworks. Great service at a fair price. This is the ONLY place to take your BMW in the Chattanooga area.

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  • Matthew Bennett
    Matthew Bennett13 years ago

    Much like the other guys, I had lost all faith in mechanics and their ability to speak truth. Mr. Spears, (owner/operator) explained what was wrong with my vehicle and what he recommended it needed but ALSO told me the things that maybe could wait for a later date. You will not find another mechanic this honest! If he tells you something, it's truth! Being a guy sometimes it's easy for us to get our ego's hurt bringing our car's problems to someone when we wish we could just fix it ourselves. Mr. Spears talked to me like an adult and was very professional. I still don't trust mechanics but seeing as how Mr. Spears is a ASE certified Master Tech, I'll not be taking my vehicles anywhere else but Import Motorworks.

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  • winston crawford
    winston crawford13 years ago

    Most people do not trust mechanics, they take their cars to them knowing almost for certain that the bill will be far more than is expected. They just plain know they are not going to be taken care of! I was one of these cynical persons until a teacher recommended Import Motorworks to me. I took my car in and I was amazed at the very professional and courteous service, he did all my repairs promptly and the best thing is that it was very much cheaper than anyone in town. I really also value his unbiased advice about my vehicle which he gave away generously. I never taught the day would come when I would trust a mechanic but it has and no one else will be touching my car. Thanks very much, my car drives like new and it did not cost me an arm and leg. You are a model mechanic and I believe all your customers will see it's true once you have serviced their vehicles. God speed!

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  • Tyler Quiring
    Tyler Quiring13 years ago

    I needed a transmission rebuild on my '95 325i and Import Motorworks did a great job. It was very quick and inexpensive, much cheaper than BMW of Chattanooga quoted me for. Import Motorworks also gave me a warranty on my transmission. I was treated courteously and professionally in all my dealings with Import Motorworks, and now my BMW runs great. Check this guy out for good, cheap, courteous service.

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