A couple of years ago we had an enquiry for an Airchamber to house a Porsche 911Turbo. The owner explained that he had stored the car in a closed barn underneath a car cover while he went abroad to work for a year. On his return one of the first things he did was to arrange to have his beloved 911 valeted ready for some spirited driving. Despite having connected one of our Battery Conditioners the car wouldn’t start when he tried it. Suspecting a flat battery (despite having used our very effective conditioner) he sought help from a local mechanic who quickly found the problem, a mouse nest that had carefully been constructed behind the dash using a variety of insulation materials including parts of the main wiring loom. Fortunately some of the bare wires had only resulted in blown fuses, but could have caused a fire. The bill for fitting a new loom and clearing up the mess was, apparently, eye-watering.
Garages and the interior of cars are favourite places for mice and other rodents to build their nests, they are dark, relatively warm places and free from predators. Mice can find their way through the smallest holes and gaps in bodywork, breed continuously from March to October in the UK and construct their nests from whatever materials they can source, fabrics, plastics and rubber are favourites.
We advised the owner of the 911 that an Airchamber would have protected his car not just from mice during their spring and summer breeding season but also the effects of condensation as well as keeping the car perfectly dust and dirt free. Airchamber provides a physical barrier and we believe that the fans we use emit a constant ultra sonic frequency noise that deters small animals.
Once bitten, twice shy; the 911 Turbo is now protected year round in an Airchamber.