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The truth about rats and car engines

Cheapism Logo By Andrew Lisa of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 16: Few species are more reviled than rats. The mere sight of one can trigger gasps and shrieks. Prolific eaters and prolific procreators, rats are associated with disease, rot, filth, death, and impending doom in horror movies. These highly social and surprisingly intelligent rodents, however, are rarely mentioned in the same sentence as car engines — but many motorists discovered during the pandemic that a car engine is exactly where the real-life horror takes place. As a result, the world's most infamous rodent has somehow managed to make itself even more loathed ... and it's even worse as they seek warmth during the winter.  Related: 17 New Rules for Buying and Selling a Car During the Pandemic

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Few species are more reviled than rats. The mere sight of one can trigger gasps and shrieks. Prolific eaters and prolific procreators, rats are associated with disease, rot, filth, death, and impending doom in horror movies. These highly social and surprisingly intelligent rodents, however, are rarely mentioned in the same sentence as car engines — but many motorists discovered during the pandemic that a car engine is exactly where the real-life horror takes place. As a result, the world's most infamous rodent has somehow managed to make itself even more loathed ... and it's even worse as they seek warmth during the winter. 

Related: 17 New Rules for Buying and Selling a Car During the Pandemic

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