European Car Repair in Eugene, Oregon
Looking for an experienced European car mechanic in Eugene, OR (97401 or 97402)? The skilled, experienced auto technicians at Jackson’s Auto Care don’t just fix European cars… They understand them. That’s important, especially with the big price tags that come with European car repair here in the United States. Jackson’s keeps it reasonable because they are broadly familiar with all sorts of cars. They can spend their time twisting wrenches rather than rifling through the factory service manual or asking Google. That means a better value for our customers and a higher standard of service delivered by our talented staff.
European Car Brands in America
What European car brands are sold in America? Maybe more than you thought! Even though the car industry as we know it began with Henry Ford, the car as we know it began in deepest France under the watchful eye of deletant inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. His were steam-powered devices, chugging along with an horsepower or two, born out of the desire to liberate the train car from its rigid and unmalleable tracks. Sadly, Cugnot’s visions of a steam-powered land armada accomplishing any conceivable task was quashed by poor construction and the public’s hesitance in adopting tricycles propelled by enormous iron boilers as a practical replacement for the very capable horses of the time. Nonetheless, Cugnot’s intense, passionate heart for inventing things landed him in the French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts where he remains to this day.
Many years later, another French inventor with the nearly unpronounceable name of Nicéphore Niépce invented what most knowledgeable scholars concede is likely the first internal combustion engine. He installed it on a boat, a mistake that would haunt him for the balance of a his short and strange life. Frustratingly, a Swiss inventor with another nearly unpronounceable name (François Isaac de Rivaz) created his own internal combustion engine, but this time put it inside a tiny little carriage. Tragically, engines powered by plant spores, coal dust, and various oils and resins never took off, and the French/Swiss contribution to automotive history ended as quickly as it began.
Real cars as we know them today were the work of proper Teutonic engineering. Men with names like Daimler, Maybach, and Benz imagined what people wanted in a personal conveyance, and then invented exactly that. There is a reason why we still hear these names every day, and we have completely forgotten about men like Niépce and de Rivaz. Those names belong to men who succeeded. Those names belong to car brands with status and prestige. Those names will outlast their contemporaries today, and may come to define the cars of tomorrow.
At Jackson’s Auto Care, we service every type of European Car from every country. The French did go one to invent some unlikely-looking cars with other unpronounceable names and sell them here in the United States. Switzerland’s close neighbor Sweden also managed to create some pinnacle-level vehicles appreciated by everyone, as did Italy and even the United Kingdom!
Awesome!!! The guys in their service department actually listen/explain things in a way I can understand and are super friendly to boot. I love that we can bring both of our cars there to get fixed (and fixed right!) and don’t feel like we have to take them to separate places to get someone who knows what they’re doing with each one. Plus, they’re always able to drop me off and pick me up so that I don’t have to wait or arrange for a ride to/from their place – very convenient. Definitely recommended.
Jackson’s has been around so long for good reason – they’re honest, whether the news is good or bad, and are just good people, not to mention the fact that they’ve fixed anything and everything I have thrown their way and fixed it well. I appreciate being able to go to one place that can take care all of my personal and business vehicles, no matter the make/model. Highly recommended.