Oil Change Service

Often overlooked, a routine oil change is one of the most important things you can do for your car. Drivers tend to push their car’s limits between recommended oil change intervals and that can lead to a number of issues ranging from insignificant to catastrophic. If you’re looking to avoid sudden car failure while out on the road, then routine oil checks and changes will go a long way to keeping your car healthy.

Star Motors in San Juan Capistrano is the perfect place for your next oil change because our expert mechanics understand the importance of quality, especially for European vehicles. For over 30 years we’ve provided European car owners with reliable, dealership quality services for everything including routine oil changes.

Our service center is BOSCH and AAA certified and utilizes the exact materials the dealerships would use to ensure your car receives the oil it needs to maximize performance properly.

We are the top European auto repair shop located in San Juan Capistrano, serving all areas of Orange County including, but not limited to, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Talega, Ladera Ranch and Newport Beach.

Benefits of an Oil Change at Star Motors

Oil Change and Car Wash

Star Motors provides complimentary car washes with each service appointment. After your oil change, our factory-trained technicians hand wash the outside and vacuum the inside of your BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, Land Rover or any other European, Domestic or Exotic vehicle.

We Charge Less Than the Dealership

You already paid top dollar for your European vehicle, but that doesn’t mean you have to continue spending a fortune for routine maintenance and repair services. Our prices are lower than the dealership and our certified technicians provide top-tier services. Rest assured, your car is in good hands.

Concierge Service

Having a European vehicle is a luxury and staying up on routine maintenance and last-minute repairs should be luxury too, not a burden. So, if you’ve got a busy schedule or can’t seem to make the drive to get a quick oil change, or other service or repair, we’ll have someone from the shop come and pick-up your car at your desired location. Once we finish your oil change, or other auto repair, we’ll drop-off your car so you don’t have to pick it up. We offer concierge service at no extra cost.

Schedule your oil change with Star Motors and experience the top-notch service a European vehicle owner deserves. Don’t forget to call us if you want to take advantage of our concierge service, and coordinate a time to pick up your car from your location.

Brands We Service

Servicing European vehicles for decades has shown us how crucial the right materials are. While big brand service centers may try to cut corners and use less expensive filters or run of the mill replacement oil, we put an emphasis on keeping your car maintained like it should be. If you drive any of these vehicles, then we have the oil and filters needed to get the most out of each scheduled oil change:

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Bentley
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Rolls Royce
  • Porsche
  • Domestic and Asian

By following the recommended mileage intervals for oil changes for your vehicle our mechanics will ensure that your car stays free of issues and can function at the high level you expect.

Call Star Motors today to schedule your next oil change and see why we’ve been San Juan Capistrano’s number one European service center for over 30 years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Changes

What happens if you don’t get an oil change?
Over time your vehicle burns through its’ engine oil, which is why replacing it annually is so important. Old engine oil and an overlooked vehicle can lead to performance-based problems such as:

  • Poor fuel efficiency
  • Rougher handling and idling
  • Check engine light staying on
  • Wear and tear on critical engine components
  • Sudden engine seizing

Instead of pushing your European car to its’ maintenance limits, focus on getting the most out of its performance capabilities.

How often should I get an oil change?

How often you should change the oil in your vehicle depends whether your car requires synthetic oil. For cars that use synthetic engine oil, we recommend every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, which could be either once or twice a year. For a conventional oil change, we recommend every 5,000 miles or twice a year, which ever comes first.

Pay attention to what your vehicle’s user manual suggests for oil change intervals and visit an auto shop on a regular basis to ensure you’re changing your oil at the correct time. Neglecting an oil change can cause serious engine problems that can shorten a car’s lifespan.

What’s the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Synthetic oils are made without organic elements, and created in a lab. This type of oil is more refined than conventional oil, so certain types of vehicles require this type for a high-performance engine. Synthetic oil costs more but can increase the performance and life of a vehicle engine, increase fuel-mileage, and extend the amount of time between oil changes.

Conventional oil is an organic oil made from refined crude oil extracted from the ground. This type of oil breaks down more easily than synthetic oil, so the oil change interval is shorter. Conventional oil is also cheaper than synthetic oil, as well. Check your car’s manual before using conventional oil, your car may require synthetic and using the wrong type of oil could cause engine problems.

How long does an oil change take?

On average, an oil change can take around 45 minutes to an hour, but this is assuming the conditions are right and the technician doesn’t run into any issues. An oil change at Star Motors takes 2 -3 hours because it isn’t an average oil change.

An oil change with us involves a test drive before and after the service, a 59-point safety and maintenance inspection, resetting the service light and an inside and outside car wash. Yes, the process is a little bit longer than most places but we’re also doing more than most auto shops because we want to give our customers the best possible service and vehicle care. We treat every vehicle as if were our very own!

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