Squirrel Engine

After experiencing auto trouble, a Massachusetts woman took her car to a mechanic. The problem: A family of squirrels had nested under her hood.


The squirrels had chewed through many wires, and the engine easily could have caught on fire. The woman paid $642 for repairs, and a wildlife expert was called to remove the squirrels.


Cars can be trouble, squirrels or no squirrels. So, in February 1960, we shared tips for buying a used car. Read the whole story in our Wayback Machine.


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