Why should I pay attention to my Engine Service light?

Imagine ignoring your doctor who has just read the results of some bloodwork and said, “this number right here looks a little concerning.” Not paying attention to your Check Engine light is kind of like that. Oh, sure…you could leave the doctor’s office and go on about your life. And for the next several days/weeks/months you’d think “I don’t know what the big deal is…I feel fine.” Then one day, as you’re being wheeled into the ER, you decide that little cholesterol or blood pressure number wasn’t so insignificant after all. Deciding to do nothing is still deciding to act. When the Check Engine light comes on, your car is giving you a chance to fix a problem before it turns into a big one.