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serving South Oc FOR over 30 years

We specialize in the service, repair and maintenance of
Mercedes Benz, BMW, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi and Land Rover vehicles.

We Know European Vehicles

Rated the top European vehicle service facility

Star Motors is rated one of the top European Service Facilities in Orange County for price, quality and service.

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We truly are a One-Stop Service Facility for your vehicle. We service all European Vehicles and have a state-of-the-art facility with factory trained technicians and dealer-level diagnostic equipment. Get your vehicle serviced faster, and for less money, than the dealership while still using Original Equipment factory parts that are being installed by ASE-certified technicians.

Our philosophy is simple. Get your vehicle serviced and/or repaired by factory certified technicians using dealer-level diagnostic equipment and original factory parts faster and for significantly less money than the dealership. Our dealership-experienced service advisers and technicians are ready to assist you five days a week!

At Star Motors we treat your vehicle as though it was our own. Our goal is to keep it running like new for years to come.

Star Motors received 4 stars out of 5 based on 35 reviews on Yelp.

“...It’s always an outstanding experience. They make you feel like a member of the family. Star Motors is a very trustworthy and honest business.”

Maria B., San Juan Capistrano, CA


Get to know the Star Motors Team

We are ready to serve with excellence that goes above and beyond!


Chris Knuth .

Position: Owner / Operations

Skills: Unmatched Customer Service

In addition to being Co-Owner of Star Motors, Chris also oversees the daily operations. He has been involved in every aspect of automobile repair and maintenance since 1996. As an ASE-certified technician, he specialized in Mercedes Benz, BMW and Porsche service and repair. The transition from technician to service advisor to operations manager and owner of his own business has demonstrated a consistent evolution in the range of Chris’ expertise…


Emma Silvera .



Emma Silvera has been involved with the Star Motors team since 2008. She works her magic to complete the mission of the business by making it more than just a run-of-the-mill auto repair shop. Her passion for ensuring customer satisfaction reaches beyond the walls of Star Motors. “I strongly believe in collaboration with the community and helping those in need,” Emma says. Her volunteer work for Star Motors has included organizing educational events and fundraisers for women, teens and various charitable organizations. With the inception of the Star Art Gallery, Emma blends the world of art together with these lively events for clients and the community.


Mark Thresher .

Position: Service advisor

Skills: Service advisor


Patrick Williams .

Position: Master Technician

Skills: Master Technician


Louis Cardenas .

Position: Technician

Skills: Technician

“...As expected, fast, efficient, courteous, and cost efficient service from a knowledgeable staff! The shuttle is a Mercedes station wagon...classy!”

Tom N, Dana Point, CA

“We've been working with Star Motors to service our Mercedes, Lexus, and VW for the past several years. Best service. They always put customer satisfaction first.”

Tracy B. Customer since 2011


we’re more than just automotive experts

At star motors, we believe that giving back to the community is extremely important. throughout the year, we select different charities to support.

donating for a cause

community involvement

We are always involved in different types of fundraising events in the community, such as Toys for Tots and local school events.
We love being in the annual Swallows Day Parade, and even placed a win for our horse-drawn float. We love being in the annual Swallows Day Parade, and even placed a win for our horse-drawn float.

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protecting the planet

“certifiably” green

We believe strongly in doing our part for the environment and are proud to have received certification as one of the few certified ‘green’ facilities in Orange County by the Bureau of Automotive Repair and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

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going for 9 in a row!

voted best in orange county

Each year since 2010, Star Motors has won the People’s Choice Awards for Best Auto Repair in both San Juan Capistrano and the entire Orange County!The OC Register and Capistrano Dispatch annually turn to the people who know best, the people who use our services. We are exceptionally proud to have won numerous times in as Best Customer Service as well!

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Star Motors VIP Club

$139.96 / one time

FREE -4 Complete Oil Changes

$40 Off – Brake Repair

$40 Off – Any One Service

$40 Off –Scheduled Maintenance

*Cannot be combined with other offers

best deal

new customers

$25.00 OFF


Extended Warranty Service

Wheel Alignment

Vehicle Diagnostics

*Cannot be combined with other offers


New Referral


Oil & Filter Change

(Compare to Dealer $354.00)

Up to 7 Quarts of Synthetic Oil, & Filter

Reset Indicator Light

*Cannot be combined with other offers


Online special

$35.00 OFF

Use coupon code NSS16

to receive $35 off

any service (no exp.)

*Cannot be combined with other offers



let us keep you safe while on the road

At star motors we use the latest tools and most up-to-date dealer-level diagnostic equipment, and because we are a family owned business we can give each and every client personalized service and expert car care for your lxury vehicle.


Address: 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto
San Juan Capistrano, CA. 92675

Phone: 949.443.1970

Email: customerservice@star-motors.com

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Star Motors has been serving the South Orange County beach cities area for nearly 30 years. Our ASE Master Certified Technicians have over 68 years of combined factory trained experience.
Why pay dealership service pricing?

Call 949.443.1970