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Solve That Mysterious Engine Light With Tim’s Truck Capital

Posted at Tue, Aug 15, 2017 3:30 PM

Did your Check Engine light just come on? it never happens at a convenient time, but what if it happened right after you took it in for service? At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales, we might have an idea as to why your light came on out of nowhere and it’s something you might not ever think of.

Can You Say, “Rodents?”

Did you know that squirrels and mice can get inside your engine? They can fit into places you’d never imagine. They like to sharpen their teeth on wires and hoses, which can lead to electrical issues, a stalled vehicle or leaking fluids. They can also be hunting for food. The smell of food can attract mice and squirrels and once they’re under your hood, they can make their way inside. At Tim’s Truck Capital, where you can find used cars for sale in NH, we suggest the following to prevent unwanted guests:

  1. If you park near wooded areas watch for signs that rodents have been near your vehicle, like acorns or droppings. The engine, wheel wells and bumpers are popular places for rodents to hide their personal pantries.
  2. Don’t leave food, food wrappers or even bags from fast food restaurants in your car. Critters have a keen sense of smell and these can attract them.
  3. If your car, truck or SUV is parked somewhere for long periods of time, a critter may decide that it’s their new home! Be sure to move it from time to time even if it’s not used daily.
  4. Leaving moth balls or traps around your vehicle is a great idea if you can’t avoid wooded areas or have to leave the vehicle parked for any length of time.

Tim’s Truck Capital Will Get The Job Done

If you find that a squirrel, mouse or other rodent has made themselves at home in your vehicle, bring it in to see us at Tim’s Truck Capital in Epsom, NH and we’ll check things out. You can conveniently schedule a service appointment at If you’re in the market for used trucks NH for sale, we hope you’ll come check out our extensive inventory of reliable, low mileage vehicles.

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537


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