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(847) 816-0011
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600 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
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Our History

From our exclusive 48 month-50,000 mile warranty to our complimentary vehicle pick up and 30+ free loaners, and our digital inspection process, Star Auto Authority has been improving the auto repair experience for more than two decades.

This is because we've built a progressive, professional automotive business focused on:

  1. Keeping your car running better, longer with a team of automotive experts in every make and model.
  2. Providing convenience offerings to ensure you never miss a beat in your busy life.

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 at 1723A Waukegan Rd. in Glenview. 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.

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Phone: (847) 816-0011
Fax: (847) 816-1295
Address: 600 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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