European Auto Repair Shop Near Lake Stevens Presents a Short Overview of the Beginnings of Automobiles

European Auto Repair Shop Near Lake Stevens

Conaway Motors is your European auto repair shop near Lake Stevens.  From Audi to Volvo, we repair them all.  European and Asian made automobiles are our specialty, although we do work on American-made vehicles as well.

In many ways, the history of automobiles began in Europe.  Like many mechanical inventions, the history of automobiles begins with the military.  In 1769, Nicholas Cugnot invented a steam posteam-powered to use to haul cannon.  This was the first self-propelled road vehicle.  This early vehicle was an ungainly object.  It had a large water container behind, and it was a little more than a flatbed wagon.  Soon, however, more self-propelled steam vehicles were invented.  In 1832 the first electric vehicle was created.  It traveled 4 mph and required frequent recharging.  In 1860, Jean Joseph Ettienne Lenoir invented the first automobile with a two-stroke internal combustion gas powered motor.  In 1879, Siegfried Samuel Marcus created the first full-size car propelled with gasoline.  In 1885, the Benz Motorwagon was the first automobile commercially available to the public.  It had three wheels and bore a stronger resemblance to a large tricycle that than to the sleek machines that would be later sold by Mercedes-Benz.  It used a Daimler engine, electrical ignition to start the motor, and had a system of water cooling to keep the motor operating properly.  Certainly, automobiles have come a long way since those original models.

Conaway Motors is your European auto repair shop near Lake Stevens, just give us a call at (425)905-2424 to learn how we can help with repair and maintenance of your modern European vehicle.  We will always make a fair and honest estimate, consult with you before doing any repairs, and work with you to help maintain your vehicle.  We take great pride in being the shop where honesty is not left by the side of the road.