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Keep Those Critters Out: Why Regular Car Check-Ups Matter

We know you're busy folks, but taking care of your car is super important. Today, we're going to talk about something that might surprise you: rodents and your car. Yep, those little critters can cause big problems if you're not careful.

You see, rodents like mice and rats love to cozy up in warm places during the colder months. And what's warmer than the engine bay of your car? Unfortunately, they don't just hang out there for the warmth. They like to nibble on things, like wires and hoses. And that's bad news for your car.

Here's why it's crucial to get your car checked at least every six months:

1. Prevention is Key: By getting your car checked regularly, a mechanic can spot any signs of rodent activity before it becomes a big problem. They can look for chewed wires, nests, and other telltale signs.

2. Avoid Costly Repairs: If rodents damage your car's wiring or other important parts, it can be expensive to fix. Regular check-ups can catch issues early, saving you money in the long run.

3. Safety First: Rodent damage can lead to all sorts of problems, from engine stalling to electrical issues. These can be dangerous, especially if they happen while you're driving. Keeping your car in good shape means keeping you and your passengers safe.

4. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your car is in good condition gives you peace of mind. You won't have to worry about unexpected breakdowns or accidents caused by rodent damage.

So, what can you do to keep those pesky critters out of your car?

- Park in a garage or covered area whenever possible.
- Keep your garage or parking area clean and free of clutter.
- Use rodent repellents like peppermint oil or mothballs to deter them.
- Check under the hood regularly for signs of rodent activity.

And of course, don't forget to schedule those regular check-ups with our ASE Certified technicians at Wayside Garage in Seaside, California. It's a small investment of time and money that can save you a lot of hassle down the road.

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