Go Out Of One's Way Meaning

(idiomatic) To make an extra effort.

Example:   I wouldn't mind some help, but please don't go out of your way for me.‎
1915, George A. Birmingham, Gossamer, chapterI:
  As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.