Saturday, May 2, 2020

Rats in your engine

From The New York Times: “Time to Check Your Pandemic-Abandoned Car for Rats.” No joke.

We had this problem in a minor way a few years back, after leaving our car in an airport parking lot for a week. Our dealer offered a suggestion for the future: leave the car with the AC/heat set to recirculate. Good advice? I don’t know, but if the car is parked, going nowhere, it can’t hurt.

If the Times had comments on for this article, I’d leave one. Instead, I’ve made this post.

comments: 2

The Crow said...

Can't speak about rats in stranded/abandoned vehicles, but folks returning to their homes in eastern Orleans Parish after Katrina were horrified to find nests of cottonmouths in the wheel wells and engine compartments of their cars. One man reported that his insurance company required him to collect and present the brand-new tires on his pickup to validate his insurance claim. He discovered the snakes in his truck and told the insurance company to send an adjuster to remove them. The company declined to send anyone out.

His claim was paid without question.

Michael Leddy said...

The stuff of nightmares.