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Santa Cruz Oil Change


A simple Santa Cruz oil change can keep your engine running smoothly and prolong the lifespan of your vehicle. Frequent oil changes also help protect your engine from rust, wear, and corrosion.


If you drive in severe driving conditions like stop and go traffic, extreme weather, short trips, towing heavy loads, coastal or mountain driving, you should adjust oil change frequency. 


Water Star Motors performs full services (not the quick-lube style) Minimal time is an hour 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.


Oil Change Service for Cars


If you’re interested in premium oil change service or other needed auto repair, our auto mechanics 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, bumper-to-bumper inspection, and more.


Water Star Motors Oil Change in Santa Cruz


The expert ASE-Certified auto mechanics 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, all the time, has on vehicles and 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 en masse into landfills. 


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.


Our auto mechanics know oil change service, and when your vehicle requires a specific make and blend of oil, they deliver the quality and quantity needed, without compromise. Check out this recent 5-Star 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 check-out, 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.


Most car owners think that a car dealership is the only repair shop that can offer excellent service. They don’t realize that they are missing out on great deals they could get using an independent mechanic in Santa Cruz. Water Star Motors can provide that same level of service at an affordable price.


At Water Star Motors, you get a family-owned mechanic shop with 30 years in business serving Santa Cruz


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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