Dreaming of a car is often a representative of personal aspects and characteristics.
It can also represent spiritual direction and presence of strong motivation. For example, to dream about driving a car indicates your will to succeed, your determination, and your talents for moving from one aspect of your life to a different one. Try to recall how bumpy or comfortable the ride in this car was. It also depends whether you are the driver or just along for the ride. This will represent your role in life as either a participant or an observer. If you are in the backseat, this represents your low self-image and that you are allowing those around you to take control of your direction. You need to evaluate your self-esteem issues. This dream represents the level at which you are dependent upon others and the amount of direction you maintain within your own life.
If you dream about being in a car crash, it indicates worry about failing something, while a crashed car catching a fire denotes new pressure and anxiety.
If you're in a car being driven recklessly whether you are the driver or passenger, it indicates a lack of responsibility or afraid of engaging on something.
To dream that your car is stolen suggests that your personality is being taken away from you. This could be related to a loss of employment, relationship, or another circumstance in which your sense of self plays a role. If your car is overheating, you may be spending too much effort and should take it easy or risk burning out. You could be accepting too much responsibility and this will lend itself to destruction.
To dream about being in a parked car represents that you should focus your energies on some other aspect of your life. Your current situation may be fruitless. Also, a parked car may indicate that you should slow down and take a moment to savor life. If you cannot find your parked car, then this suggests that you are lost in life and need to find direction.
To dream of going reverse indicates a development of falling back into old habits and behavior, or turnaround of a decision.
To dream that you are nearly hit by a car represents that your ambitions in life may not be in line with others' ambitions. You could have also experienced a wounded ego or traumatic situation.