Take Precautions Against Automotive Rodent Damage

Believe it or not, rodents are a common cause of automotive damage. These pests take shelter inside or near your vehicle, and they like to chew through many important car parts. Here at Concord Honda, we aim to keep you informed about all potential car problems.

Rodent-deterrent tape, which is similar to electrical tape treated with capsaicin, is a useful tool in your battle against rodents. Place the tape near areas of your vehicle where rodents are likely to gather. Once the pests get a taste of the spicy capsaicin, they'll likely avoid your car. You can also install metal mesh across openings that rodents may enter.

It's also useful to consider cleaning your garage to keep rodents out altogether. Rodents are attracted to food, so if you have bags of dog food in the garage, consider moving them inside. Getting rid of rodents in your garage is likely to prevent many troublesome car problems in the future.

 

 

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors. For Fit EV Models, 132 city/105 highway/118 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.