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Since 1984, European & US Car Service has been Chicago's leader in automobile repair and service. European & US Car Service is owned and operated by Warren Preis, known to everyone as the “Hawk”. We pride ourselves in being the best full service auto body repair and mechanical service shop in the Greater Chicago area. Customers rely on us for all their auto needs. Here are some of our services:

Auto Body Repair

European & US Car Service employs only the best trained technicians in the area to repair your damaged automobile. Our I-CAR certified technicians are skilled to ensure that your auto body repairs are completed properly and that your vehicle is restored to pre-accident condition. European & US Car Service is a preferred auto repair shop by major insurance companies as part of their Direct Repair Program.

Auto Body Paint

European & US Car Service quality paint application makes a difference. Our experienced I-CAR certified auto paint technicians follow industry standards preparing the body surface, applying primer, paint and finish coats that will return your auto to as good as new. We warrant our auto body repair and paint work for as long as you own your car.

Auto Mechanical Repair

European & US Car Service is a full service auto repair shop. Whether it’s a simple tune-up and oil change, or break and muffler service, or more elaborate engine repair, our ASE certified mechanics will diagnose your auto’s problem and make the appropriate repair. We are a “one stop” auto service for many of our customers.


An automobile accident is unexpected and unplanned in most people's budgets. A big concern people have after getting into an accident is just how much the repairs will cost. At European & US Car Service our experienced customer service estimators work harder than our competitors to ensure that our estimates represent the actual cost of the repair work. Estimates provided by your insurance company are reviewed closely to ensure that there are no oversights and that scope of repair is complete. Our estimates are free. Make an appointment at your convenience.

Customer Service

As our slogan says: “An auto accident is a traumatic experience! We ease the pain.” With the frustration that comes from an automobile accident, the worst thing that can happen is poor communication between you and your auto repair shop. At European & US Car Service, we consider quality customer service and communication part of the repair process. We pride ourselves on quality communication, and ensure that you are kept "in the loop" as things progress with your auto body repair.


When you have been in an accident, it's often a hassle to get your car towed to your preferred auto repair shop. At European & US Car Service, we've made this simple. We've teamed with Celtic Towing to provide you a towing service whenever you need it; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Rental Cars

Depending on the nature of your accident, the repairs may take several days to be completed. When this happens, replacement transportation is a must. European & US Car Service has a long standing relationship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We can quickly and efficiently arrange for a rental car for you to ensure that your day to day life is not stopped as a result of your automobile repairs. When you drop off your car we will arrange for Enterprise Rent-A-Car to pick you up.

Oil Change

Changing the oil and the oil filter regularly is one of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect the life of your car, especially its engine. We use your auto manufacturer’s recommended oil, regular or synthetic, and only quality grade oil products. New oil reduces friction, lessens wear, provides lubrication, and forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts. Without the cleaning action of new oil, carbon and varnish buildup would be toxic to the engine. And engine oil even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts.

While you are here we will inspect your car inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the car. We’ll check engine air filter, brake fluid, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, coolant / antifreeze. We will check your brakes, shocks and struts, muffler, tires, and wheel alignment.


You know you need brake repair when - you hear grinding or constant squealing during braking - - the brake pedal is spongy or slow to respond - the brake dashboard light glows amber, indicating problems with the anti-lock brake system (ABS) - the brake dashboard light is red, indicating a system imbalance.

Any time you notice these or other symptoms, it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked. We will inspection your brake system, calipers, rotors, pads, brake fluid, and explain exactly the appropriate and safe required repair.

Engine Tune Up

Regular engine tune-ups bring power and efficiency back to your car. We inspect all of your engine components, run diagnostic checks when needed for timing and idle, and install new parts, including injectors, spark plugs and fuel filters, air filter, cabin filter as needed. After our tune-up, you'll discover your engine starts easier, runs smoother and is more efficient. A regular engine tune-up will lower emissions, improve fuel economy and restore lost power. When you get car tune-ups based on your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, you're investing in the long-term health of your car, saving you time and money.