There are rodents in my vehicle! What do I do? Rodents such as mice and opossums like to cozy up in your engine compartment due to the warm engine. They will make nests if given the opportunity to remain there. One common issue is that mice love to chew wiring. It is an easy and convenient snack while they are in there. How do you know if there are animals making your vehicle their home? Many times, the animal will bring in twigs and other nest material to make a home under your hood. If you or your mechanic notice signs of mice or other animals, the first step is to clean up under the hood. Then the technician will check for any signs that the animal was chewing on wiring or other components of your vehicle. To keep mice and other animals out of your vehicle can be a challenge. We recommend clearing any food in or around where you park your car. This will help discourage the animals from hanging around. If you think an animal may have damaged your car, please call us at (815)254-9959 to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle inspected.