About Star Auto Authority, Inc.

Star Auto Authority was founded as C&M Auto Service in 1984, when Chuck Hartogh and Mike Starovich purchased Bill's Texaco in Glenview from Mike's father, who was retiring after 40 years. They decided to focus solely on automotive service and relocated the business to the former Jennings Chevrolet and Wigglesworth Volvo showroom in Glenview, IL. The 11-bay, 5,500-square-foot repair facility opened on April 1, 1985.

After 15 successful years, the company opened a second, larger location on October 8, 2001 in Vernon Hills. The 22-bay, 24,000-square-foot facility set a new standard for independent automotive repair facilities. After more than a decade, our customers are still amazed by how immaculate, spacious and bright the facility is.

Mike and Chuck made a move in early 2007 to experience the thrill of sole ownership: They separated C&M Auto Service into two companies. In January 2007, Mike took the helm in Vernon Hills, and Chuck took the reigns in Glenview.

In July 2008, C&M Auto Service in Vernon Hills stepped into the next phase of its history, debuting a modern, fresh name and brand identity: Star Auto Authority, Your Vehicle Service Experts.

In August of 2011, we added our Collision Center business to our services offered and that business has grown steadily ever since.

Top Services

  • Air Conditioning Recharge
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Timing Chain Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Services
  • Transmission Repair
  • Turbocharger Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


Full warranty details

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Vehicle exterior wash
  • Vehicle interior detail
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Muffler replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Wheel alignment
  • Tire replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Valve body service

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Loaner car
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site

Other Amenities

Collision Center, Detailing Department, Fleet Services, and Financing options

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"Fantastic customer service! I highly recommend, especially if quality and value are of utmost importance to you. Bill was incredible. I will use them if I have any issues that they can help me with in the future."
"Never have I ever experienced such a thorough or patient "intake" for my sick car. Definitely providing a model for how more auto shops should run!"
"I wasn’t ready to buy a new car but my 2007 XXX sounded awful and I’d just been to the dealership twice in last 6 months. The 1st mechanic said I needed new tires which they never did order and the 2nd said ” you don’t need tires. You need a belt”. So… I just kept driving it, until I got a flat tire right in front of Star Auto. A policeman came up to my window and said “pull into Star and they’ll fill tire with air”. So I did and met manager Bill who told me to pull into garage. OMG, my car echoed so loudly inside their garage! Bill says “something’s wrong with this XXX…they just don’t sound like this! ” He asked if he could take a look at it. So Bill, in his office clothes along with a mechanic went to work, found the problems, quoted me a more than fair price, gave me a free loaner car and returned to me the next day my like-new 2007 Camry! This happened 2-3 months ago and car remains smooth, quiet and winterized! Thank you to Bill!"
"Great People, good services. However, they have misses some of the details on my cars. They are very polite and professional to correct them."
"Always excellent service, clean place, & friendly staff. Might cost a little more (covers cost of borrowing their cars), and certainly worth it!"


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