Tucson Auto Repair

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Pack Rats, Micro sized Terrors

We recently had a gentleman bring in his GMC Yukon that wouldn't start. He had taken the Yukon to another shop and they found a communication issue with the Yukon's computer and signs of a pack rat presense but no damage. He brought it to us when it failed to start and run. After running a diagnostic test and finding critical components not receiving any power, Chris found that a pack rat had chewed through some wires under the fuse box. A fairly straight forward repair, but how can he keep this same thing from happening again? Packrats are micro sized terror machines that love to dine on wires and insulation found in every car on the road. There are several ways to prevent them from dining al fresco on your vehicle. First thing, make sure your vehicle is not a welcome environment for uninvited guests. They are always looking for dark, cozy places to build a nest with an unending supply of food. There are underhood light units that can be installed that emit a ... read more

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