What Are Automobiles?


Automobiles are vehicles that can be used for personal transportation. Automobiles have four wheels and are driven by an engine or motor to make them move, but they require less power than trucks/lorries and buses.

Most automobiles use an internal combustion engine to work. The engine burns gasoline, diesel fuel or kerosene to make the pistons inside the cylinders push down and turn the wheels. Most cars have a transmission to change gears and speed up and slow down. The engines are also equipped with brakes to stop the car in an emergency and prevent it from rolling when parked.

OPENS UP MORE CHOICES: Having your own car lets you choose when to leave and where to go for work, school or shopping. It can also help you spend more time with family and friends. It can also help you reach more places than public transport, which can take a long time to get from one end of town to the other.

CREATES A SAFER COMMUTE: Driving an automobile requires skill, knowledge and adherence to traffic laws. If you are a reckless driver, it can be dangerous to yourself and others. However, if you follow the rules of the road, you will be much safer than if you traveled in a bus or taxi.

Automobiles can create pollution if too many of them are used in a small area, and some people feel that the world’s automobiles are contributing to climate change. To reduce these problems, some cities have buses (steam-powered, diesel-powered or electric), trams and subways that can take people more quickly and cheaply than automobiles.