• Our Story

  • Our Story


European & US Car Service is owned and managed by Warren Preis, known to everyone as the “Hawk”.

Warren began his career at age 14 as an auto detailer for Lee Calan Imports, an auto dealership specializing in Volvo, Jaguar, MG’s and Triumphs. He continued working there through high school and college and in 1980 became the General Manager. He developed life long, hands on experiences in service writing, manufacturer warranty work, new and used car sales, wholesale purchasing and finance, and auto body collision work.

European & US Car Service opened for business on April 19, 1984 at 3500 N. Halsted St, in Chicago’s Lakeview / Wrigleyville neighborhood. In 1990 the business expanded into 4080 N. Broadway and in 2001 became our sole location. On April 19th, 2019 we celebrated our 35th year in business.


European & US Car Service is your Full Service Auto Body and Mechanical Repair Shop. For many of our customers we are their one stop auto shop. We have developed long and trusting relationships with our customers who rely on European & US Car Service to take care of all of their auto service needs.

Craftsmen in the art of Auto Body Repair since 1984. We specialize in auto body repair, major mechanical repair and routine auto maintenance, auto glass replacement, paintless dent repair, and auto detailing. We offer all the services you’ve come to expect from a full service auto repair center, including brake system, engine tune ups and oil changes.

European & US Car Service is a modern state of the art auto body collision repair center with 30,000 square feet of building under roof. Our staff includes experienced customer service estimators, production managers, skilled journeyman auto body repairmen, painters and auto mechanics, ASE and I-CAR certified technicians. We work on most every automobile makes and models.

We work closely with your insurance carrier to resolve your claim in a timely manner.  European & US Car Service works directly with major insurance companies as a preferred repair shop through their Direct Repair Program(s). We offer auto mechanical repair and auto glass replacement. We provide free estimates, rental car service, and 24 hour towing. We warranty our auto body repair and paint work for as long as you own your car.


European & US Car Service is Chicago’s premiere auto body shop for BMW repair. We work on all makes and models including: BMW, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Toyota, Infinity, Acura, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Volkswagen, Saab, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu, Hyundai, Fiat, Alpha Romeo, Suzuki, Kia, Scion, GMC, Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercury, Dodge, Hummer, Chevrolet, Buick, and Pontiac.


European & US Car Service services customers from throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Suburban customers make up a significant segment of our business population. We service customers in many of the following Chicago neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville, Rogers Park, Bucktown, Near North Side, Old Town, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Wicker Park, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, DePaul, West Loop, Ukrainian Village, Goose Island


Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturdays 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


European & US Car Service is a member of I-CAR with certified collision repair technicians, member of ASE with certified auto mechanics. We are licensed for business in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Warren “The Hawk” is a Frequent Guest on WGN Radio 720 with Patti Vasquez