2014 Camry LE 4-cylinder
At today’s oil change and tire rotation I asked the shop to look for what is causing on odd hot smell whenever I drive far enough for the engine to be really hot. Turns out there was a mouse nest underneath the plastic cover that is over part of the engine. No sign of any chewed wires, thankfully. Mouse nest has been removed and the nest area cleaned by the shop.
Obviously, I’ll set mouse traps in my attached garage where I keep the car as well as conduct a thorough fall cleaning of the garage to get rid of the resident rodent. Yes, sadly, I am prepared to commit mouse murder.
My question is in addition to keeping a check under that cover for any new nest building where else should I be looking in the car that is typical hiding place for mice that might not be obvious to anyone like me who cannot do my own mechanical work and therefore knows mostly to keep the interior and trunk clean???