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Blinking Check Engine Light Explained

Blinking Check Engine Light Explained

There is a huge difference between driving your vehicle with the check engine light on solid and driving your vehicle with the check engine light blinking."Can I drive my vehicle with the check engine light flashing?" My strong suggestion is to only drive your vehicle long enough to get to a safe place to stop.  If you are driving down the freeway and your check engine light starts flashing, safely make your way to the shoulder and call for roadside assistance. Your vehicle's engine light is designed to flash when it is detecting a major misfire. Driving your vehicle for an extended time with a major misfire will likely cause damage to the engine itself or more commonly the catalytic convertor. So although your vehicle will likely remain running and get you back home, I strongly suggest pulling over once safe and calling for a tow truck to avoid damaging any components that may still be good. In the end, the cost of the tow will ... read more

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