I am trying to find a series I watched as a kid. I had a VHS in 90's that had animals driving cars and rescuing others, I think. I don't remember much about it. I think it was animals. They had their own helmet and clothes which I think were red, and had cars. I can remember a pole they slide from and into their cars.
There could be several different things this refers to.
The very first that pops into my head are the Rescuer movies:
These movies are about a couple of mice that go about saving children.
The next one I think of is TailSpin:
The series you are looking for is called Jungle Tales. There's not much of information about it on internet but I managed to find this cover of Finnish dubbed series :) Sure that's what you are looking for.
and here's a Youtube video.