Whether it is real or a dream, the situation in which a car’s brakes don’t work is one that no one wants to face. And while in reality, we can at least take measures to prevent this from happening, when it comes to sleep, it isn’t possible because we aren’t in control of our dream journeys. We only observe and experience them. So, once it happens, it’s over.
But even though a dream about car brakes not working is unpleasant and imaginary, it is important to figure out the messages, symbolisms, and warnings that the subconscious mind sends us through it.
Let’s begin by asking some questions. What emotions and fears are hidden in us? Are we losing control in some parts of our life? Why this dream now?
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Car Brakes Not Working?
1. An Inevitable Conflict Is On The Horizon
Are you in a relationship where sparks fly on a regular basis? But not a good variety of sparks. On days when you are in a good mood, the other person is not, and vice versa. Then those days come when you both wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and it seems as if one is waiting for the slightest mistake of the other in order to start an argument.
Even when you’re in social situations which require a certain type of behavior, you or the other person can’t help but break norms and rules, and the tension is felt by everyone. There’s simply too much negative charge between the two of you for this to end somehow differently than in a big altercation.
Precisely because you are always on the edge of conflict but never able to solve it once and for all, this difficult situation regularly stresses you out, and now it has materialized in your dreams in the form of brakes that don’t work.
The inability to use the brakes in your dream means that you basically have no control of the car. And how can that end but with a big bang?
2. Who’s In Control Of Your Life?
We all like to think that we’re in total control of our lives. However, the sheer number of random events and persons who affect us in one way or another tells us that is not really the case.
You might object now by saying that by deciding to go to a particular place, we gave someone or something the opportunity to change us, which means that we’re still in charge of our lives. But are we? Our mothers, fathers, spouses, kids, friends, and bosses are some of the persons whose words, actions, or even just presence influence us (greatly).
If you dream of your car’s brakes not working, it is possible that you think you may not be in control when it comes to making decisions in your life. So, although it looks like you’re steering wheel, someone else is pulling the strings, which is slowly eating away at you.
Look in the mirror and ask yourself, are you a person who can be controlled by others? If the response is affirmative, then look around you and examine who might be the person who has the most significant influence over you. Take control of the situation if you don’t want to keep having this nightmare.
3. You’re On Collision Course
Driving around in a vehicle whose brakes aren’t working is a reckless activity that will almost certainly end in some kind of disaster. Duh. No sane person would go out on this “adventure”. And yet we dream of it more often than we think we should. Why is that?
Well, in some instances, this kind of dream means that we are behaving carelessly in our waking life and that this kind of behavior might even cost us our life.
Are you currently in a depressed phase of your life when you try to drown your sorrows in alcohol or some illegal substance? Maybe you are not depressed, but the company you’re hanging out with lately likes to engage in certain activities that will almost surely end badly for you or someone else from the group.
Another possibility is that you started doing things that are a little bit too adventurous and dangerous simply out of boredom and because your personal life hasn’t been exciting enough lately.
If you dream that your vehicle’s brakes aren’t working and some of the above or similar cases can apply to you, stop and ask yourself: are the pleasures and thrills you’re enjoying now really worth it? A catastrophe is looming. Maybe it’s time to take a new path.
4. Some Uncertainty Is Bothering You
Your car brakes not working doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll end up in a crash. Yes, chances for that happening are high but still not 100%.
A dream about brakes that don’t work can have similar connotations as, sometimes, this dream points to an area in our lives where there’s a certain level of uncertainty, pun intended. Human beings don’t like these types of situations since not knowing leads to stress and overthinking, which eventually ends up like this – dreaming about doomsday scenarios.
If a solution to this problem exists, it’s simple – find the event whose uncertainty does not allow you to sleep peacefully at night and try to see if you can somehow remove your doubts and fears regarding it, for better or worse.
If, however, the exact unfolding of that must remain mysterious for some time, try to accept that fact and continue with your life. Yeah, we know, it’s easier said than done.
5. Where Are You At Emotionally?
It would be great if dreams could be interpreted literally. You dream about the brakes on your vehicle not working, wake up, have them fixed, and that’s it. But, rarely is anything so simple in this life. Surely you know how difficult it is to decipher dreams, especially when it comes to our emotions wrapped in and disguised as seemingly ordinary events.
Having the dream about brakes not working can symbolize emotional turmoil or terror that’s reigning over our minds. But we should pay even more attention to such dreams because how do we know which exact emotions are bothering us? There are many possibilities.
Are your emotional needs met? In today’s time of technology and fast living, we all seem to have everything, but this is rarely the case. And this especially refers to our emotions, which either we ourselves or the people in our environment neglect. Let’s not forget that loneliness is an actual problem nowadays.
Do you have problems with self-image? It is another issue under scrutiny in the modern world because we are all connected, and it is easy to find examples of lives that are much better than ours.
Constant comparisons, of course, lead to distorted images of our personality and ego, which can result in loss of ambition, stalling in our careers, and eventually depression and self-loathing. No matter how strong your character is, these are icy roads on which anyone can slip. Are you one of those people?
6. Is Everything Okay With Your Vehicle?
If you currently or have ever owned a vehicle, you must have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a perfect car. No matter how much you pay for it or how good a brand of car you own, you know that sooner or later, something will go wrong.
Oil leakage, flat tire, engine or signal light failure, there is always something that needs to be fixed. But, even if it were possible to produce a car that never breaks down, why would anyone do it? They would be out of a job in no time.
We’re saying all this to ask you if there is a problem with your car but in your waking life. Is it possible that you’re aware of the issue but haven’t yet found time to fix it? Maybe it’s time for an annual check-up?
Any of these scenarios is possible. It could also be a case that you have forgotten about an issue your car has, and your mind is trying to remind you through a dream about brakes that don’t work that it is time to repair it.
Now that we have come to an end, you know that there is absolutely no reason to panic if you have a dream about car brakes not working. Yes, this dream carries several negative meanings, but nothing is set in stone. You can always change, and if you do, you will be glad you had this dream.
You will remember how it pointed out that you aren’t in control of your life, have emotional problems, or need to fix your car.
Maybe other meanings, such as that you’ll get into a conflict with someone, you’re behaving recklessly, or you’re tormented by some uncertainty, will be of more help.
Don’t forget about this article when something like that happens. And don’t forget about its comment section now if you need more help with this dream.