The check engine light can be a bane or boon when it comes to owning a car, especially considering hundreds of things could trigger it.

Does that mean the second the check engine light comes on you need to panic and head to the closest automotive repair shop? You may be surprised by some of the issues that trigger the light and just how inconsequential they may be. Nonetheless, if your vehicle is over five years old, it’s always better to err on the side of caution, especially when you’re unsure what is going wrong.

CarMD has published its 2015 Vehicle Health Index and has listed the top 10 most common reasons your check engine light is on and the vehicle repairs associated with it. It could give you an idea of just how deep you’ll have to dig into your pockets if that light illuminates on your dash.

Find out the 10 most common reasons your check engine light is on by reading the full article at AutoGuide.com.