Why Choose Star?
The Highest Quality Service and Sales at Discounted Prices
We take pride in the skills of our service technicians and are confident that you will find the same or better quality service from Star that you would find at any dealership at a discounted price. Our integrity and skill level are why so many of our clients refer us to their friends and family.
No shortcuts, No hassles, Just great work done right the first time.
You don’t have to take your Mercedes-Benz to the dealer to maintain your warranty.
Let’s face it, Mercedes-Benz repairs can be expensive and when you buy that new or used Mercedes-Benz from the dealership, you want to make sure your Mercedes-Benz is covered with a vehicle warranty if anything should go wrong and need repairs.
It’s common to hear that once you purchase your Mercedes-Benz with a warranty, scheduled maintenance and repairs need to be completed by the dealership or else it voids the warranty. This is quite the myth and unfortunately, many people believe it to be true.
Your Rights Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, vehicle manufacturers can’t tell you, the consumer, where to have your scheduled maintenance and repair work done that is under warranty.
You have the right to have your Mercedes-Benz serviced according to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule at any qualified shop, including your local independent Mercedes-Benz repair shop.
Taking your vehicle to your local Mercedes-Benz service center for routine service does NOT void the warranty. You will still be receiving the same top-notch Mercedes-Benz repair service, if not better, than what the dealership provides. You also will still be receiving the same original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts that the dealership uses, installed by highly specialized Mercedes-Benz technicians. And who knows, you may even save yourself a little bit of money.
We are a Full Repair and Diagnostic Center for:
- Mercedes Benz
- Sprinter Trucks
Turning Our Passion into a Profession
We began our love of the Mercedes-Benz in 1972 when we purchased a 280SEL 4.5. It was chocolate brown over bamboo leather. My mother really loved that car, enough that we bought another. Finally in 1974 we purchased a 220 diesel with 180,000 miles, drove it another 200 thousand miles and sold it for more than we paid! After that we were hooked.
Owning several more Mercedes into 1980 we decided that the service bills we were paying at the “dealers” were too much. Everyone in our family was driving a Mercedes at the time and it seemed like we were always having something done. At the age of fifteen and with the help of my best friend Scot Severson and my father, we began buying Mercedes, fixing them up and selling them. This began out of my parents garage in St. Charles IL. in 1981.
After some time with great success in servicing and selling these cars my mother and our neighbors decided that we needed a bigger place, both to save on wear and tear of the house but also to appease the neighbors that were tired of the traffic and all the cars parked down the drive. We began looking for a place to move our growing business.
Finally in the spring of 1985 we rented the upstairs of a body shop in Bristol and moved from St. Charles. There was another body shop downstairs and a drywall company in the front building. Some time went by and the body shop and drywall company moved out and we moved in. Several thousand cars sold and 18 years of service later we outgrew the buildings and surrounding property and found some land on the main highway U.S Rt. 34.
In 2007 we moved into our new and current location. With personalized sales and service all of our customers feel right at home here. As a Bosch authorized service center we offer nationwide warranties on all Bosch related repairs. Thanks for visiting our site and we welcome feedback on any aspect of our business!