Dream About Car Brakes Not Working – Meaning & Symbolism

Dreams have captivated humanity for millennia. We spend a third of our lives dreaming, and while we don’t always remember our dreams upon awakening, they offer a window into our subconscious minds. But do we really just wander around in a fantasy world, having fun, or are our dreams actually a window into our subconscious, giving us clues about our future, fears, and insecurities?

If you believe that dreams have a deeper meaning or carry an important message for us, then you may be interested in the interpretation and symbolism of your dream about car brakes not working. You may be surprised at what this special dream means!

Dream About Car Brakes Not Working


Car brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. They help you stop your car quickly and safely. Without them, you would be stuck behind the wheel, with no way of stopping. In dreams, the car itself represents the direction and the way we go through life. Car brakes represent something that slows down the course of something – in a positive sense.

You feel like everything is going wrong

Imagine you are driving a car that has broken brakes. You can’t slow down or stop, so you rush forward and have virtually no control over the car. This illustrative example beautifully captures the situation you may be in right now. It is possible that you find yourself in a situation where you feel as if the whole world has turned its back on you, or as if everything you touch has broken. You may also feel that you have no control over your life, or as if something or someone else has control over you. It is a very unpleasant feeling that is often projected through this dream.

It’s time to think about why you feel this way. Whether the world has turned its back on you justifiably, or whether it is not just the result of your negative thinking.

You’re trying so hard to achieve something

This dream is also common for people who are trying very hard to achieve something as if they were a bull that saw nothing but a piece of a red flag. Everyone knows that to achieve something, you have to go after it and give it your all. However, it is also important to slow down and relax from time to time to have energy. Your “personal brakes” are not broken. You have the chance to slow down.

When we try so hard to achieve something, we often expect fast results. And as soon as we don’t see any results or any indication that you are approaching them, our motivation, focus, and will weaken. Therefore, your efforts can have the opposite effect, often leading to depression and zero motivation.

For example, if you have a crush on someone, it’s okay to want to see that person often or to be in contact with them. But remember that sometimes it’s good to slow down and not push too hard. Learn to take no for an answer and move forward again. Or if you want to achieve something, know what it is and go for it, but don’t be too hard on yourself and don’t want to achieve it at all costs.

Slow driving with functional brakes will get you to your destination, while fast and furious drive with brakes that are not working will never get you there.