The oldest known use of the wheel is currently considered as the pottery's wheel around 3500 BC in the area around Mesopotamia. Wagon Wheels was also invented independently in China around 2500 BC. Also Incas and other western societies designed mechanisms alike wheels. We have found children's toys containing wheels as constructions, and these dates back to 1500 BC.
Used in the sense of self-propelled land vehicles, cars has been around since the 1800s, but the car's breakthrough as a social phenomenon first came during the 1900s.
The first cars were too expensive and maintenance intensive for the car to be generally accepted. With the mass production on an assembly line that started in 1913 by the Model T, the American Henry Ford made the car to everybody's heritage.