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Water Star Motors performs full services (not the quick-lube style)  Minimal time is 2 hours because we do bumper-to-bumper inspections (i.e. Courtesy Checklists) along with your oil / filter maintenance services. We will outline for you any findings we have in order of importance.
If you’re interested in a premium oil change service or other needed auto repair, the automotive technicians at Water Star Motors in Santa Cruz are ready, willing and able to assist. Our oil change service goes well beyond the run-of-the-mill oil change quick-lube outlets. Instead, our customers receive a complete oil service using full synthetic oils, bumper-to-bumper inspection and more.
The expert ASE-Certified automotive technicians at Water Star Motors have been AAA-certified many years running in Santa Cruz. Automobiles keep changing and we keep gaining experience and continually update our knowledge and skills with the most current training. This keeps us service-ready as vehicle technology and associated service procedures evolve. From preventive maintenance, such as oil change service, to more complex auto repair, Water Star Motors delivers outstanding vehicle care to Santa Cruz area motorists, backed by a nationwide 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
As the first California Green Certified auto repair business in the Santa Cruz area, Water Star Motors understands the value that doing things the right way on vehicles and with the environment. For instance, we’re conscientious about the harm that discarding untreated oil filters filled with dirty oil can do to the environment when dumped in mass into landfills. So we crush them, extract the used oil and haul them to separate specialized treatment facilities to substantially reduce the environmental impact. Our technicians drain all new oil containers for 24 hours so all the oil residue is removed before we discard the container.

Being penny wise, but pound foolish — the quick, cheap and easy fix — isn’t just shortsighted; it’s asking for trouble. That’s why we educate our customers about how their choice of oils, filters and how services are provided have a direct impact on engine performance, durability, and safety. Improper or incomplete oil changes — such as using poor quality lubricants or parts that don’t meet vehicle manufacturer specs —invite unnecessary stresses and excessive wear to negatively impact vehicle engines and other related components. Water Star Motors only offers / use quality full synthetic lubricants in your vehicle.
Our automotive technicians know oil change service, and when your vehicle requires a specific make and weight of oil, they deliver the quality and quantity needed, without compromise. Check out this recent 5-Star review from a customer:
“I have now been bringing my VW Beetle to Water Star Motors for two years, for a range of services; I have not had a single regret. I've had major service, a battery replacement, a window motor replacement, headlight replacement, and bi-annual oil change/minor service. Each visit gets me personal attention, a quick check-in and checkout, and genuine human interaction. I feel like I hit the local mechanic jackpot. My husband is so impressed that the other day, after a particularly friendly pickup, he said that when the dealer service expires on his car, he hopes they can service it as well. They are communicative, honest, and no question feels too stupid or silly. I never imagined I'd actually feel "good" about the place I take my car to get work.” -- Farnaz F.
Looking for an auto repair facility that goes the extra mile to deliver the outstanding level of service you and your vehicle expect and deserve? If so, please give Water Star Motors a call, schedule an appointment online, or visit us at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. We’re open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 PM We’d love the opportunity to serve you and your vehicle.

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