''A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure'' is an AllCGICartoon by Creator/SparkPlugEntertainment. It is the story (if you can call it that) of Sparky, an annoying and ugly young car who's at a "rebellious" stage of his life. From speeding to deliberately driving over potholes and using them to launch himself in the air to getting "tricked out", his antics have his father Fender at his wit's end. Diesel, a female (though she certainly doesn't look like it) WWII-era Jeep, is a bad influence on Sparky, encouraging him to trick himself out and sneak out to the movies at night, despite being grounded. But it turns out Diesel has a sinister plot at hand...

In 2012, a sequel simply titled ''Car's Life 2'' (featuring Creator/SeanSchemmel of all people as the role of Fender) was released.

In 2013, ''Car's Life 3: The Royal Heist'' was released.


* BigBrotherWorship: Gracie seems to adore her older brother quite a bit. Anytime he does something reckless, Gracie states how cool she thinks he is.
* BigDamnHeroes / JustInTime: [[spoiler:Fender and Clutch (with a rocket launcher) save Sparky and Speedy just as they're done for, unfortunately]].
* BigNo: Fender lets one loose after Gracie voices her dream to join the circus.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Diesel is this to Sparky. In every film, she finds ways to separate Sparky and his father. Just about every time, Sparky is too dense to realize that she's ''intentionally'' ruining his life.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sparky constantly whines about not getting his way and constantly annoys his dad.
* CircusOfFear: In ''Car's Life 2'', Diesel turns the Greasy Springs Circus into one under her ownership. The main attractions include A: subjecting Sparky and Petoola to a treadmill of increasing speed until one of them runs out of gas, falls asleep or stalls and is ripped apart by the "Jaws of Doom", and B: forcing Bumper and Valve (customers who couldn't pay for the services of Diesel's gas station) to compete in "Dante's Demolition Derby".
* CreatorCameo: Director and writer Michael Schelp voices the Gas Leech Father in the first film.
%%* DisneyDeath: Speedy.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Near the end, [[spoiler: Diesel reveals that she killed Piston (Sparky's cousin) and she has her DumbMuscle tow truck crony Igor smash Sparky's friend Speedy (though Speedy, unfortunately, [[DisneyDeath gets better]]), yet she gets arrested for driving without a license?]]
** Happens again in the sequel: [[spoiler:Diesel is not arrested for trying to destroy Fender's gas station, extorting everyone, poisoning Bumper's gas or even trying to kill Sparky and/or Petoola, but for driving with an expired registration.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Zipper is this to Speedy of all people.
* EvilDebtCollector: And evil debt ''creator''. The whole premise of the sequel focuses on Diesel selling extremely pricey items and making her customers and her employees owe her money.
* ExtraEyes: Diesel's henchman Igor has an extra pair of eyes.
* FormerTeenRebel: Fender
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Diesel is never seen without a cigarette, which is pointed out as being bad. Then again, she was smoking next to a gas pump.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Fender and Norbert.
* HypocriticalHumor: Speedy talks throughout the Lance Hotrod movie, but shushes Sparky when he tries to warn her about the gas leeches.
* IWantSong: Sparky begins one in the beginning of the first film, but Fender stops him with a reminder that this isn't a musical.
* JumpPhysics / YouFailPhysicsForever: Sparky is able to effortlessly pull off backflips while driving off ramps.
* LethallyStupid: Speedy.
* MockBuster: An obvious parody/ripoff of WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}, but with "kid-friendly" messages thrown in.
* NeverSayDie: Averted.
* NoIndoorVoice: Speedy doesn't talk. No, she SCREECHES EVERY LINE OBNOXIOUSLY! One Website/YouTube commenter put it best, in that she sounds like an annoying retarded version of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn's]] voice actress.
** The sequel fixed that and gave her a normal voice.
* NoodleIncident: Norbert claims that Speedy is the reason he only has one hose, but doesn't go into detail.
* ObviouslyEvil: Diesel
* OfficerOHara: Clutch becomes one in the sequel.
* OnlySaneMan: Fender and maybe Norbert. They're the only characters that the viewers may be able to like.
* OverlyLongGag: The motor oil on windshield scene. The car is just spinning in circles while Speedy tells her to calm down and other characters look over the scene.
* OverprotectiveDad: Fender. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], considering how reckless Sparky is.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Speedy and Zipper.
** Diesel's gas-pump and Norbert later.
* PoliceAreUseless: Officer Clutch is one of the most incompetent cops in fiction. Throughout the sequel, he's absent for it and he doesn't have anyone else working in the office. It turns out to be a contrived coincidence as Diesel shows up and starts causing trouble. When he does return midway through, it's to arrest Fender on his sabotaged gas.
* RecordNeedleScratch: When Fender cuts Sparky's attempt at an IWantSong short.
* SmugSnake: Diesel is a BigBad version.
* TheSociopath: Diesel. However, in the sequel, everyone is so oblivious to her past crimes and they continue to let her get away with blackmail, stealing, manipulation, ''and'' murder. Yet, when she is finally stopped, she's only arrested for simple felonies (driving with revoked silence, having an expired registration). It doesn't really help that only one person is responsible for all the scripts.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The gentle, upbeat piano music that plays when Diesel sets Norbert the gas pump on fire.
* StrawNihilist: Diesel.
* TooDumbToLive: Sparky in the sequel. He should know that Diesel is bad news for him, and yet, he listens to what she says and even works for her throughout the film.
* VocalDissonance: Diesel sounds like a FemmeFatale, despite being a tough-looking jeep.