How do I keep rabbits out of my car engine?
I live in an area with a large rabbit population. I know that cats and other animals sometimes crawl into engines to stay warm. How do I keep rabbits out of my engine?
Don’t let Peter Cottontail make you nervous about firing up your engine!
If you’re worried about rabbits or other animals in your engine, you have a few options. You can set traps to catch the rabbits. However, these are more effective for rats and other rodents than rabbits.
Another option is to restrict the access that rabbits or other animals have to your vehicle. Store your car in a truck and make sure that any access points are properly blocked. Also, make sure that doors and windows remain closed when the vehicle is not in use.
If you still notice a lot of animal activity in the area, you can use a spray deterrent. Many companies make spray deterrents designed for rabbits and other animals. This won’t harm them, but it will make them less likely to enter the area. You can find these products online or at a hardware store such as Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Finally, you’ll want to be sure that you clean the area around your vehicle. Keeping the area clear of dirt and debris can also prevent rabbits or other animals from wanting to be around your vehicle.
While rabbits may not pose a threat to the mechanical integrity of your vehicle, other wildlife may. That’s when you should consider adding comprehensive coverage to your car insurance policy. Hop on the Jerry app to compare quotes from dozens of insurers and get the right coverage at the best price.
Did this answer help you?
Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.
Have a different question?
You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.
Read advice from car experts at Jerry
Browse by topics
What others are asking
How can I open a locked toolbox in a truck?
I lost the keys to my truck's locked toolbox at a job site. How can I open it?
Oct 20, 2021
How should you store a classic car outside?
What's the best way to store a classic car outside? I'm bringing my Ford Model T to my parents' house for a few weeks. They don't have room in the garage. I need to figure out how to keep it safe outside.
Oct 20, 2021
How do you start a car with a bad starter?
Is there any way to start a car with a bad starter? I was late to work because my car's starter was broken. I got it fixed, but I was wondering if there's any way to get it moving in case this happens again.
Oct 20, 2021