Europe's eternally epic The Final Countdown will always, without exception, make everything it's played on top of seem important, noble, and necessary. It'll even make the very dumb and dangerous decisions of a stranger seem like a triumph against impossible odds (which are 4-1, if anyone's keeping count).
Then again, maybe he wasn't a stranger. Maybe this was his friends' way of telling him to stop ignoring all the warning lights on his dash and finally take his Yugo in for a much needed demolition. Then again, if the lyrics sync up with the situation as well as the song does, they're all heading to Venus. Presumably to escape the tyranny of tires.