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Car Dream Meanings-Dream Dictionary-Dreams Meanings



Dreaming about cars is actually a common dream theme that both men and women have. Car dreams can represent a variety of different meanings that may apply to your waking life. There are a variety of different scenarios when it comes to dreams about cars. You may dream that you are driving or you may be a passenger. You may dream about washing your car or you may dream that you are buying a car. Car accidents and congestive traffic are two more car dream scenarios. Each one of these car dreams can hold meaning in our waking life. In this article, we will discuss car dreams and car dream scenarios. We will go over car dream meanings and we hope too better guide you so you may be able to determine what your car dream means in your waking life.

When it comes to symbols, none may be more dominant then the car. At this age and time, cars are nearly everywhere. Most of us already know how important our automobile is. We rely on our cars to get us everywhere that we need to be. Cars make it capable for us to travel long distances. Since cars are a big part of our life, it is not uncommon to dream about automobiles. As you will learn, your car dream may be suggesting something in your life, both positive and negative.




Since car dreams are widely interpreted, they can suggest a variety of different things. Car dreams can represent both positive and negative signs. Dreaming about cars can also give us warnings and suggestions as well. What does a car dream mean? Well, truth be told, car dreams can symbolize a lot. Car dreams are the type of dream that constant attention is needed to correctly analyze the dream. In order to do so, there are several questions that you need to ask yourself.

  • What did your car look like?
  • Were you driving fast or slow?
  • Were there other cars in your dream?
  • What else did you see in your car dream?
  • Were you driving or were you a passenger?
  • Where were you going?
  • Were you alone or with other people?
  • Did you have an accident while driving?

Each one of these questions can represent meaning in your car dream. As you will see below, each one of these car dream scenarios suggest different things. In most cases, your car actually represents aspects of yourself. Was it clean or dirty? Was it fast or slow? Did the car drive great or did you have trouble? Did you car even start? The answers to these questions can help determine what your car dream means. The characteristics and aspects of your car in your dream can translate to be your own characteristics and aspects.



If you dreamed that you were driving, this can represent your journey or course in life. If the road was smooth, this can point to the fact that your life is in running order. This type of car dream can symbolize that you have total control over your emotions. This car dream may also depict that you have total control in your life. This may refer to the choices that you have been making. It can also refer to your job, a relationship, or other circumstances in your waking life.

If you dreamed that you were a passenger, this may suggest that your not in control. You may feel as though someone is controlling you. Who was driving the car? If you know them, it is possible that they are the one that is showing controlling aspects. This type of car dream can also symbolize that the person is only an aspect of yourself. For example, if they were driving fast, it can point back to you and represent that you are showing destructive behavior in your waking life. Some say if you dreamed that you were a passenger, it may symbol that you are use to having it easy and your dream is asking you to take responsibility in your life.

If you dream that you car is in perfect working order, it can suggest the same in your waking life.This type of car dream suggest that everything is going as planned. It appears that everything in your life is where you want it to be. This car dream can point to any situation, circumstance, or relationship in your waking life. It may represent that your family is close or work is going great.

If you dream that your car is missing parts or running bad, this can portray that you have issues in your waking life. Once again, this type of car dream can point to many things in your life. Dreaming that your car won't start can symbolize that you don't have control over a situation, circumstance, or relationship in your waking life. This car dream symbols that you may feel powerless or unable to resolve certain issues. If you dream about wrecking your car, this can represent that you or someone you know is portraying destructive behavior.

The road that you dream about driving on can also reflect meaning in our life. What did the road look like when you were driving? Was it a smooth road or was it rough? Dreaming that you are driving on a rough or bumpy road can be suggestive that you are going through trying time and turmoil in your waking life. You may have dreamed that the road was filled with obstacles and debris. If so, your car dream can represent that you have obstacles holding you back in life. If you get through, it can represent overcoming hardship. If not, it symbols that you are having trouble breaking through. If you were driving on a smooth road, this can symbolize that your on the right road in life. You have chosen the correct path in life. This type of car dream can also stand for success and achievement.



There are a variety of different car types that we can dream about in our dreams. Some people believe that different cars can reflect different meanings back to our waking life. However, there are some important things to remember before you interpret your dream. When doing so, you should try your best to remember as much as you can. What else did you see in your dream? Other symbols in your dreams can represent meaning. It is possible that your dream wasn't enhanced by a car at all. Instead, it was brought on by something else in your dream. This can be true with any dream symbol. Pay close attention to the signs that you see in your car dream as well. It is possible that these signs may reflect meanings on your waking life. Take the signs that you seen and apply them to your life.

If you dreamed that you were washing your car, this can represent renewal or new beginnings. This can symbolize that changes are ahead in your life or that changes need to be made. This car dream can also depict that we are on a new path in life. This dream may refer to a new job, a new friend, or a new partner. Any new beginning in your life can enhance this type of car dream. It can also suggest out with the old and in with the new.

If you dreamed about a police car, ambulance, or fire truck, this car dream may symbolize that someone or something needs your assistance. There is someone or something that needs your immediate attention. It may be work related, a project, or someone that may need your help. This type of car dream can also reflect that you may be the one that needs help. If so, don't be afraid to ask for help. Some feel that such dreams are a sign that we do not like authority of any kind.

If you dreamed that you couldn't find your car, this type of dream represents negativity in your life. You are upset and unhappy with the way your life is going at the point. This car dream may also symbolize direction. It is possible that you don't know what your next move is or your not sure of which path to take in life. This type of car can also refer to negative situations or relationships in our waking life.

If you dreamed about buying a car, this may suggest that you don't think before you spend. This car dream represents that we get what we want instead of what we need. Now, if you have been looking for a car in your waking life, then your dream was probably brought on by this fact. If not, this car dream points to financial issues. This type of car dream may also point to responsibility, taking care of business as needed.

If you dream about a sports car or race car, this type of car dream may portray that you live life in the fast lane. It is possible that your life is very fast paced and on the constant go. Maybe your dream is telling you to slow down and smell the roses. This dream car may be a sign that you are letting your life pass by without notice. Take the time to enjoy the simple things in life.

If you dream that you car is stolen, this is a sign of betrayal and untrusting. It is possible that someone has betrayed your trust. This could refer to someone close or possibly someone that you don't know well. This type of car dream could also point the blame on you, representing that you did someone dirty. You may feel emotions such as guilt, withdrawal, or anger. You may also feel sadness because you trusted them or relied on them.

If you dreamed that your car was flooded, this can represent overwhelming emotions in your waking life. Your emotions may be out of control and you feel that you are suffocating. This can be brought on by someone or a certain situation. If you dreamed about your car being on a fire, this can symbolize anger, judgement, and resentment. Since fire can also represent rebirth, it is possible that this type of car dream represents that change is needed in your waking life.

If you dreamed that you were in a car accident, this often reflects conflict in our waking life. This type of car dream can also point to hardship and trying times in our life. It is possible that your car dream is symbolizing that you are on the wrong path or you have veered of course. Get back on the right path so you can move ahead in your life.

If you dreamed about an armored car or vehicle, this can suggest that you have feelings of insecurity. There is a situation, circumstance, or a relationship that makes you feel insecure. This type of car dream can also point to low self-esteem or low confidence about yourself. This can refer to many things in your life. You may feel insecure about your height, weight, age, or your entire appearance. This type of car dream may also represent trust, possibly a trusting situation or trusting relationship.

If you dream about a flying car, this may suggest that you are reaching for the stars. It is possible that you are going far in life and your flying car dream is representing that. You are reaching for your goals and dreams. This type of car dream suggest that life is going great or some aspect of your life is going better then expected. This type of car dream is very positive. Your aspirations and goals are within reach, got get them!




Brandon Grozelle on July 27, 2017:

Hey there, I have some pretty odd dreams and I'm wondering if I could have help determining what one of them means. Its not the first time I've had a dream like this but what does it mean when you are lying down on your back holding onto the roof of a speeding car going down a highway. The highway is slightly busy, enough spaces in the lanes to be speeding down it on a three lane highway. I was with my girlfriend's family and for some reason I was on the roof, watching the world fly by

Mandydandypants on February 08, 2017:

I had a nightmare last night and tonight. I just woke up from a dream that I was drinking a beer on an outdoor patio with two old friends. Both male...not completely relevant people in my life but as I sat on the patio, a few old friends walked by. I hugged them goodbye and stood up to leave. I walked a few steps and realized I had forgot my car keys so I turned to go back. When I went back the patio was full with what seemed like a family party for my best friend (my actual relevant best girl friend). I grab my keys and I left but then it was dark..(though just daylight) i started looking for my car and when people were walking by I was ducking behind things because I was scared. I was in New York (i dont live there) and I was thinking about visiting a guy friend who I hadnt see in years. There was a few minutes until I needed to be home. I changed my mind and ran to my car and locked all of the doors. My dream then flashed to my husband driving us in the dark, that same night I assume, but he was going too fast. I kept asking him to slow down and if he was drunk? why are you driving so crazy? Things were zipping around us and light was flashing in my eyes and I couldn't see out of the windshield but I realized that the hood was popping up, was loose. I knew in my dream I must have popped it when I was trying to unlock my car earlier in fear. (In my dream I thought I unlocked it with my key fab button) My husband was pretending to be drunk, and laughing at my concern, but didnt slow down. I started yelling that the hood was loose and before he could notice, it flew up and plastered over the windshield and we couldn't see .... I quickly peeked out of my passenger window and saw orange arrows on a gaurdrail warning us of a bind in the road...

it was too late. I saw water on the other side of the rail, and I begin rolling my window down. It only opened about 4 inches before the car smashed through the railing and into the water. It started to fill up. I watched my husband trying to save me from a Birdseye view. I was fighting and not giving up and kept taking breaths through the cracks. The car was sinking more and he was pulling at my window and screaming and I was pushing at it and taking breaths through the cracks. I woke up before I learned if I survived or not.

what does this mean?

I also need to add that I had an old friend, sort of an ex, reach out to me recently. He lives in New York.

He's who I was considering visiting in my dream. I dont habe feelings or attractions for him and I did tell my husband he and I talked briefly. I do miss being young and surrounded by friends and seeing new cities though. I decided to talk about that part of the dream bc it seemed important. I was going to only talk about the car crash because last night I dreamed that my husband crashed a helicopter. I wasn't in it but I was screaming and running to the crash site and woke up before I knew If he lived .

it's also not uncommon for me to ask him to slow down. His driving makes me nervous so that part felt normal to regular life. I always worry about losing him and being alone because he's my best friend.

please help, I haven't slept well in a week.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 14, 2013:

I don't know that I've ever had a car dream -- my choice of transport in my dreams is usually flying. But if I do have a car dream this is the hub to consult. Voting this Up and Useful.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 31, 2013:

HaHa Frank is funny..Interesting topic, I guess there is a reason for all dreams. Thank you..

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 31, 2013:

another wonderful interpretation of dreams.. car dreams..hmm I don't think I have ever dreamt of cars.. fast women yes.. fast cars i don't remember

deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on May 30, 2013:

Hi thelyricwriter..........Good morning,

Its almost a dream come true in fact to see this hub this morning. As I have dreamt about a car dream last night and it pretty well been depicted here in the hub. I am very happy to know the implications which are quite true in my waking life.. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub. Sharing across the board and votes all up way.

take care and many blessing your way

thanks again


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