This post, which will go over the invention of the engine and the car and auto body shops in the area, has been provided by the Yonkers personal injury attorneys at Banville Law.
The Invention Of The Engine And The Car
In 1606, a man named Jeronimo de Ayanz obtained a patent for a steam engine that did no have pistons or cylinders. This engine was used to pump water out of mines. Over the next several centuries, many other inventors improved upon his rudimentary design and made the steam engine more powerful.
Then, in 1879, a German man named Karl Benz patented the design for the first gasoline engine. He built a three-wheeled vehicle and used his engine to power the vehicle, which he named the “Motorwagen”. Benz actually sold about 25 Motowagens to others over the years and also designed a four-wheeled model.
Benz wasn’t the only person designing and building personal vehicles. In America, the Duryea brothers build the Duryea Motorwagon. Meanwhile, James William Lambert was also busy trying to create a personal vehicle that he could produce and sell. Lambert, however, wasn’t very lucky.
James William Lambert: The First Person To Crash A Car
The first car that Lambert built for himself had three wheels – one in the front and two in the back. Not realizing that his design caused the car to be unstable, Lambert took a friend for a drive down a country road in Ohio City, Ohio. During the drive, one of the tires hit a tree root and Lambert lost control of the vehicle, ultimately crashing into a hitching post.
Luckily, both passengers were unharmed.
Lambert’s bad luck continued. After building a second car, this time with four wheels, the car caught on fire and burned.
Before car manufacturers streamlined the production of their cars, car owners had to either make their own repairs or wait for the manufacturer to correct the issue. Today, auto mechanics have shops all over the country, making it easy to seek repairs when needed.
Questions To Ask A Mechanic
If you’re searching for a new mechanic, it’s important to ask questions before trusting them with your car. Questions may include:
- Is my car covered by auto body shop insurance while you are working on it?
- Will you provide me with a written estimate?
- Will you contact me if you find the car needs work that is not on the estimate?
- How long have you been in business?
- What certifications do you have?
- How long will repairs take?
You should always feel comfortable with the work that is going to be performed on your car.
Auto Body Shops In And Near Yonkers, NY
Our Yonkers personal injury lawyers have created this list of auto body shops in the area:
Yonkers Auto Body
41 Railroad Ave,
Yonkers, NY 10710
Central Auto Body Collision
422 Saw Mill River Rd,
Yonkers, NY 10701
Mastroddi Auto Body Inc
887 Nepperhan Ave,
Yonkers, NY 10703
Francesco Auto Body Inc
782 Nepperhan Ave,
Yonkers, NY 10703
If you’d like to learn more about the city of Yonkers, read this post about the history of Yonkers.