Almost half (46 per cent) of UK drivers have admitted to ignoring dashboard warning lights, a survey of 2000 people suggests.
The research, conducted by dealer group Robins & Day, also found that a further 19 per cent would continue driving with a red warning light for another two or three days.
Some 40 per cent of respondents said they’d be willing to wait incase the light “went off by itself”, 34 per cent were worried about the cost of repair and 24 per cent admitted it was down to pure laziness.
A spokesperson for Robins and Day said: “One of the worst things you can do as a driver and car owner, is ignore the warning signs that appear on your dashboard.
“Whilst it’s natural to have concerns around car costs, by ignoring the illuminated symbols on your dashboard, you could actually be landed with a bigger bill as well as doing no end of damage to your vehicle.”