In order to work as a car engineer, you might consider getting a degree in automotive engineering. Like all engineers, car engineers work on solving problems. Car engineers also care about the safety of the driver and passengers, and the cars they design and build need to meet certain safety standards.
The benefit of working at an engineering company is that you always have an exciting and challenging problem to solve. I like the work environment because engineers get to work in teams. Once we complete a project, I have a huge sense of accomplishment which is the greatest perk. Companies also offer generous benefit packages, including insurance and bonuses, which are always perks too.