The invention and perfection of the automobile began in Germany and France toward the end of the 1800s, but it was American businessman Henry Ford who greatly improved manufacturing techniques, making cars affordable to middle class families. By 1920, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler dominated the industry.
Automobiles are four-wheeled motor vehicles that are used for passenger transportation and powered by an internal combustion engine, usually fueled by gasoline (a liquid petroleum product). An automobile is the most common of modern technologies and is produced in huge numbers.
Automobiles have made our lives easier, and it is now possible to reach many places that are inaccessible to buses and trains. An automobile can carry more passengers than a bus or train and can go farther in a shorter time, especially when the vehicle is equipped with special off road tires. It also has a more comfortable ride than walking and is less stressful on your body. Having an automobile saves time, and allows you to spend more time doing the things that you enjoy.