We’ve all had that moment when we’re driving and the CHECK ENGINE light comes on.  And then we’ve all ALSO had that moment where we just ignore it, figure it will go away on its own, and keep on driving.

According to a new survey, people will drive around for an average of nine days with the check engine light on before they actually take their car in to the shop.

The survey also found almost half of Americans have been late to an event or missed it completely because of their car breaking down.

The most common things we’ve missed are birthday parties and hanging out with friends.