The first patent for the diesel engine was issued in 1892. Mercedes-Benz was the first automaker to install a diesel engine inside a passenger vehicle in 1936. Diesel engines became increasingly popular in Europe throughout the 1960s, and slowly made their way to the American market. To learn more about the history of diesel engines and why European automakers have the leg up on domestic automakers when it comes to diesel-powered cars, watch this short clip.
If you drive an import that runs on diesel power, it’s doubly important that you visit a European auto repair shop for all your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs. Foreign cars require special maintenance and repair as it is, but European diesel engines in particular can pose problems for mechanics who are only trained to work on domestic vehicles. To keep your diesel import running its best, take it to a foreign auto repair shop in Austin for all the maintenance services and repairs it needs.