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Hey there! I’m Patrick Howard, owner and operator of Star Auto Service.

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We are a full-service automotive repair and maintenance shop servicing Brea and the surrounding areas. Our shop is located just a few minutes west of Brea Mall and we take pride in being a staple in the community since 1987.

Personally, I know how hard it can be to trust a repair shop…When I was a kid, I witnessed my mom have a horrible experience with an auto repair shop that ripped her off. From that day forward, I knew that I wanted to be a light in this industry. I wanted to prevent people from ever feeling the way my mom felt. I knew then that I wanted to open my own shop one day and prove that there really were auto repair shops that would treat people fairly, honestly, and respectfully. I’ve worked for decades in this industry, and it’s an honor to now own Star Auto Service and serve the Brea community.

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Our number-one priority here is to provide the highest-quality service while being trustworthy and professional at all times. All of our mechanics are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technicians, which is extremely rare! We take quality service very seriously and only hire staff who are extremely well versed in auto repair. Our 3-year / 36,000-mile nationwide warranty is the best of any shop in the area, and we strive to make sure that everyone that walks (or drives) through our doors remains a customer for life.

Our other big priority is to provide auto service that fits into your busy lifestyle. Many of our Brea area customers have a lot going on these days and it can be hard to find the time to bring your car or truck to the shop, right? That’s why we offer our white glove services like picking your vehicle up from work or home (or wherever you are in the area). When it's ready our friendly staff will bring it back to you at no charge freshly washed. We want to make it as convenient as possible for you to get back on the road. If your car requires repairs that take an extended amount of time, we are happy to set you up with a complimentary loaner car so that your life and schedule are never put on the back burner. If you’d prefer to drop your car off, we’ll drive you wherever you need to go in the Brea area or pay for an Uber to get you there.

Meet the Star Auto Family

Patrick Howard is the owner and operator of Star Auto Service. Patrick has over 30 years in the automotive repair and maintenance industry and is an ASE-Certified Master Technician. Before recently buying Star Auto Service, Patrick worked as the manager for another great repair shop. He is committed to providing his customers with the quality service, professionalism, and trust that keeps them coming back for all their automotive needs.


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Owner Patrick Howard

221 Viking Ave
Brea, CA 92821

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Star Auto Service Logo
Owner Patrick Howard

221 Viking Ave
Brea, CA 92821

    (714) 671-0784


Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED





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