Don't ignore dashboard warning lights

Jay Nagley

A survey by Kwik-Fit shows that 31% of drivers who see a dashboard warning light come on ignore it for five days or more – with potentially expensive consequences.

Of the 13 million drivers seeing a warning light in the last year, just 29% (3.7 million) got it checked out immediately. The remaining 5.1 million motorists (39% of those who have had a light come on) took between one and four days to look into the underlying problem with their car.