26: Animals Can Get Into All Of The Crevasses
The story of the kitten under the hood is just one of thousands of instances mechanics have seen. Animals chewing up the wiring is a mainstream problem in the automotive industry and according to Allstate Insurance, it can be a serious problem. “When you think of animals that can damage your car, squirrels might not be the first critters you think of. But, squirrels and other rodents have been known to chew on car wiring, causing damage to a vehicle’s electrical systems.” – via Allstate Insurance.
Needless to say, this is something that drivers should take seriously. While it can be convenient to have old cars parked close to home, if you aren’t protecting them you’ll pay for it. A garage with adequate insulation and ventilation is the best way to keep your collection. People like Jay Leno and George Foreman spend thousands a month on their car care, and you can only imagine what larger collections cost to protect.