My car shakes when I start the engine, and continues to shake, it doesn’t matter what gear I’m in. It also smells like gas when I get out of the car. Since my check engine light is blinking, and with all I’ve heard on the show, next step is to to take it to a mechanic. My question is, would it be okay to drive it 5 miles to a mechanic, or should I have it towed? Also, I’d rather save money if I can fix this myself. Someone said it may be a misfire, and to change the spark plugs?
Thank you very much for your time,