Automobiles are wheeled passenger vehicles that use an internal combustion engine to generate power and move. Most are designed to travel mainly on roads, and have seating for one to seven people. Most are powered by petrol (gasoline), though other fuels, such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), kerosene and diesel, are also used. Most automobiles have brakes that work by friction to stop the vehicle, and wheels to keep the car moving.
The first cars were steam or electrically powered, and were developed in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Later, Karl Benz developed the gasoline-powered automobile, which revolutionized transportation in the United States and the world. By 1910, Henry Ford developed the assembly line and mass production to lower the cost of the automobile. This made it affordable for more families to own a car.
Having a car allows you to go on long road trips with friends and family members. You can avoid traffic jams and main roads and take different routes that are not as busy. You can also save money by not having to pay for public transport or taxis.
Having a car is also convenient, especially when traveling for business or school. It lets you get to your destination faster, and you can also stay in control of the situation by driving yourself rather than relying on other drivers. However, it is important to have a good understanding of the rules of the road, as you will still need to be safe when other people are sharing the same road with you.