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When Your Check Engine Light is Blinking STOP, Pull Over and Call a Tow Truck!


Integrity Automotive’s certified mechanics get multiple phone calls a day from customers concerned because the check engine light has turned on. Our car repair experts always go on a case by case basis, but in general the answer is, bring it over when you have a chance and our car experts will take a look.

BUT if your check engine light is blinking. STOP! Do not pass Go. Do not collect your $200. The blinking check engine light is your cars way of screaming merci, no more, help. As soon as you can safely pull over do so and call a tow truck. Tell the tow truck driver to tow your vehicle to Integrity Automotive. A phone call (775 351-2500) to Integrity Automotive at this point is greatly appreciated.

This 2011 Ford Taurus SHO is a perfect example of what to do. They listened to their Taurus and had it towed to Integrity Automotive.

After closer inspection by Integrity Automotive’s certified car care specialist they discovered this Ford Taurus was dumping raw fuel out of the exhaust. Potential side effects of this issue could include:

  • Trapping fuel on top of a piston
  • Hydro-locking a cylinder
  • Dilution of the oil which could cause wear inside the engine

and of course, the scariest of all there is the risk of managing to ignite the fuel at the exhaust opening!

Integrity Automotive’s certified car care specialists were able to find the bad pressure regulator and the jammed fuel injector. With Integrity’s car care specialists this Ford was able to get back on the road quickly.

If your car has a check engine light blinking (or any light is blinking or in newer cars an exclamation mark) PLEASE for the safety of you and your family, pull over and call for a tow. Besides the fact by continuing to drive you could further damage your vehicle, there is a safety issue at stack at this point. Remember to always drive safe!

At Integrity Automotive our goal is to honestly inform our customers of their options and let them choose what is best for their car/truck and their pocketbook. Integrity Automotive prides itself on its upfront pricing with no hidden costs and whenever possible gives the customer multiple options to fit their needs and price range. Integrity Automotive’s goal has always been to help people make their car or truck better and more reliable.

Additional services Integrity Automotive offers include:

  • Brake Inspection
  • Electrical
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Oil Change
  • Brake Repair
  • Tune-Up
  • Cooling System Repair
  • A/C Recharge
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Timing Belts
  • Thermostats
  • Check Engine Light, Service Engine Soon Light Inspections
  • Free Diagnostics Scan
  • Full Restorations
  • Dealer Maintenance
  • Major Repairs
  • Overhauls
  • Transmissions
  • Drive Train
  • Fabricating
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Welding
  • And more!

Integrity Automotive Works on all Types of Cars Including:

  • Street Cars
  • Classic Cars
  • Race Cars
  • Hot Rods
  • Performance Cars
  • Custom Cars
  • Exotic Cars
  • And More!
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