An auto, automobile or motorcar is a motorized automatic vehicle intended for transport of passengers or goods.
Most autos are powered by an internal combustion engine which burns petroleum or diesel, and the majority have four wheels. Driving autos and studying or adjusting the appearance and mechanics of autos are very popular recreational activities, especially among males.
The automobile, perhaps more than any other modern invention, has become entangled in many aspects of our society. More than just transportation, the automobile is for many the primary form of recreation. Sometimes raced, restored or even as a personal statement to an individual's identity each manufacturer can claim devotees who find both brands and even specific models to be extensions of their personalities.
Motorized transport in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has had huge social and environmental implications. In most developed countries cars, buses, taxis and trucks are an essential part of the economy and relied upon in daily life.
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