Automobiles: The Toys of Men

Ever since a young boy, I’ve been obsessed with cars. I don’t know what it is about cars that does this to us, but I think every boy has wanted to drive a Lamborghini or a Ferrari or at least has drawn a fast car, imagining what it would sound like. There are whole cultures and sub-cultures such as people who collect toy cars, to people who collect actual cars, to those who simply collect on type of car like muscle or luxury. In this article we will discuss some other traits about automobiles for anyone who wants to read, and if you’re looking for jayco dealers in texas feel free to do a google search.


Automobiles have come a long way since the time when we had steam-powered cars. During this time, vehicles looked almost exactly the way that they are portrayed in old movies. Slow vehicles who sometimes had to be turned on by cranking a shaft in the front of the car.

In 1870 the first gasoline car was created by Siegfried Marcus. In the span of ten years he built another four versions that got better with each new version. These early cars were the model that influenced the vehicles we see on the road today.

It took another forty-three years for Henry Ford to begin mass producing cars the way that they are produced today. The revolutionary thing that Ford did was create the assembly line which came to him as a vision. This allowed workers to specialize in one part of the car such as only building steering wheels or assembling the engine. By using this process, Ford was able to produce an estimated fifteen million automobiles by the year 1927 and is now one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world.

Automobile Maintenance

When you purchase a new vehicle, the dealer gives you a complimentary maintenance tune-up every so often. Every dealer is different, however, so you need to know what must be maintained for you to have a car that will last you a long time. Here’s a list of these items.

  • Fuel Filter
  • Oil and Oil Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Spark Plugs
  • Brake Pads
  • Radiator Flush

You can learn how to do these yourself or take your car to someone who knows how to do it. It is important that a vehicle’s owner take care of said vehicle, whether it is a car, an RV, a truck, or any other vehicle.

To conclude, in this article we discussed a brief summary of how the automobile that we know today, came to be. Henry Ford popularized the assembly line system and car manufacturers cannot live without it to this day. There’s something about cars that makes it a toy for men, whether it’s the rush of acceleration, the power of torque, or the mean looks and sounds of a Lamborghini that push us to seek more horse power, and to strive to be faster, better.

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