Automobiles are self-propelled vehicles with four wheels that have an engine that powers the vehicle. The engine is most often a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine or electric motor.
OPENS UP THE WORLD: With an automobile, you can travel across large distances quickly and easily. This opens up more possibilities in terms of jobs and places to live. It also gives you more freedom in your schedule and the ability to meet clients, friends, or other people on a regular basis.
SAVES YOU TIME: Being able to drive across town quickly and conveniently frees up time that you can use to spend doing the things you enjoy. Whether it’s visiting friends, shopping, or taking your kids to school, having a car can save you a lot of time.
BETTER ACCESS TO SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: With an automobile, you can go to sports events and concerts much faster than walking or riding a bike. It’s also easier to take your kids to the park or to the movies.
DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: The development of automotive technology was very rapid in the early twentieth century due to the hundreds of small manufacturers competing for global attention. Major technological innovations included electric ignition and the electric self-starter (both by Charles Kettering, for the Cadillac Motor Company in 1910-1911), independent suspension, and four-wheel brakes.
LOWER PRICE: Many manufacturers introduced models at an affordable price point. These made it possible for the average person to own their own vehicle, which was a huge advancement in the twentieth century.