If your "check engine" lights comes on, what do you do? Take it straight to the shop, or ignore it for a while and hope it turns off?

A new survey found 1 in 7 drivers are currently driving around in a car that potentially has a serious issue. And 29% of people who've had their "check engine" light come on have waited over a month to get it looked at.

The average car has three things that aren't working the way they should.

Here are the five most common car issues we're currently ignoring:

  1. A rattling sound. 17% are currently ignoring it.
  2. Brakes that squeak or grind, 15%.
  3. The "check engine" light is on, also 15%.
  4. A cracked windshield, 14%.
  5. A leak coming from somewhere under the car, 14%.

The survey also found 28% of us have talked to our car while driving it, 32% have thanked it for getting us somewhere in one piece, and 19% of us drive around with a lucky charm in our car.

Read more at NY Post.

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