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From the Classics to the Modern Marvels

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From the Classics to the Modern Marvels

We are your Premier Northshore Classic Car Care Center. If you have a Classic from yesteryear, don't trust the repairs to just anyone. Your car is a piece of history and should be serviced by the experts at Silverstar Motorwerks.

Classic Care Center

Mercedes SL 50s-70s • Porsche • BMW • Volkswagen • European Sports Cars • Muscle Cars • Ford Broncos 1966-77

Daily Driver Center

Cars, SUVs & Sedans. We have the tools and diagnostic equipment to work on all cars, SUVs, and sedans, come in today.

Sprinter Cargo Vans

We can service your work and fleet vehicles too. Ask us about our specialized service and maintainence packages for business.

Inspection Service

Call 847-444-9167 to schedule a full inspection of your vehicle. Get your vehicle checked before you buy.

Free Quotes

We offer honest appraisals, and better prices than the dealerships. Call 847-444-9167 to schedule

Mercedes Specialists

Service A & B • Inspection I & II. Let us put more than 40 years of experience to work for you today.

About Silver Star Motorweks

We have Earned a Reputation in the Classic Mercedes World.


Silverstar Motorwerks is your premier Northshore Classic Car Center.

Gene was trained on these early 190s/SLs/Pagodas. He has over 40 years of experience.

In the late 1950s His father Gene Sr. came to America. Became the Head Mechanic at Loeber Motors, Chicago. By 1965 he opened Gene's Auto Service on Clark St. in Chicago. His reputation followed him, even the Mercedes Star Magazine/ Chicago Chapter President Mr. Weber endorsed him as "The Best Mercedes Mechanic".

But he was NOT limited to Mercedes, he worked on them all. And young Gene Jr. was by his side.

This was the era of Classic Cars from American Muscle Cars to Foreign Sports cars and Luxury Touring Sedans.

Gene was working on these cars right off warranty.


Frequently Asked Questions

Save yourself time and put your mind at ease. You're in good hands.

What Is the Best Oil for My Car?

w detergent content to save wear and tear on the older engines.

What Is Included in Service A or B?

FOR SERVICE A (As per Mercedes Benz of North America):

  • Inspect battery, check and correct fluid
  • Inspect brake fluid, level and color
  • Check brake rotors and hoses; inspect lines and hoses for wear and/or damage
  • Check cooling system for antifreeze and corrosion protection
  • Check lines and hoses for leaks and chafing
  • Check and lubricate hood hinges
  • Check horn, headlamp flasher, hazards, turn signals, illumination and interior lamps, exterior lighting, trunk/cargo and head lamps
  • Check seat belts for damage and proper function. Inspect tires for damage and condition
  • Correct tire pressure, including spare and verify tread depth. Inspect and top off all fluids
  • Check wiper and washer system
  • Replace engine oil and oil filter
  • Reset service reminder indicator


Service B always includes Service A, with additional items added based on the current mileage of your vehicle. These items are 100% dependent on the mileage of your car at the time of the service; therefore no two Service Bs on your car will be the same. We’re happy to give an estimate of the full cost for Service B once we have the year, model, and current mileage of your Mercedes Benz.

Can You Offer Me a Loaner Vehicle if I Need to Keep My Car There for Multiple Days?

We can and will offer a loaner vehicle when a loaner vehicle is available.

What Is Your Average Turnaround Time for Service?

Usually, the turnaround time is one day. If other items are found upon inspection, which are necessary for the well-being of the vehicle and the customer agrees to the additional repairs, it may take an additional day (two days in total).

Are You Open on Saturdays?

Silverstar Motorwerks is open on Saturdays by appointment only.

Can You Source Old Parts?

Yes, we can source hard-to-find parts; it’s one of our specialties. A high percentage of our clients cars are pre-1970s era.

Do You Offer a Warranty on Your Services?

Yes, all parts and labor have a limited 90-day or 5,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first, with the exception of most OEM parts, which come with a longer warranty.

We are your Premier Northshore Classic Car Care Center.

If you have a Classic from yesteryear, don't trust the repairs to just anyone. Your car is a piece of history and should be serviced by the experts at Silverstar Motorwerks.

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28270 Ballard Dr, Ste A, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone Number

+1 (847) 444-9167