Keep your 4wd electrical system protected from critters this winter.
With the cold season approaching, take extra care to avoid mice making a meal out of your wiring.
We have several customers each year call us with 4wd issues only to find out that mice have chewed a wire up.
While most of would love to ride all year long and ride often, we sometimes have to store our toys for more than a few weeks at a time. This is particularly a problem during the winter months.
Here are some steps you can take to prevent mice from sharpening their teeth on your electrical system.
- If at all possible, try and store inside and away from grass and vegetation. Seal holes in your garage that mice could get through.
- Start it up often, at least once a week.
- We've had good luck using Bounce dryer sheets. Just stick several here and there in places you think mice would nest. I have no science behind this but I believe it has worked for us.
- Mice love peanut butter. If you can't seal the mice out, you can use a trap with peanut butter on it. The sticky traps work well.
Pro-Tip- Mice love to hide out under the front plastic on Yamaha 4 wheelers. There is spot under the front rack and plastic insert that is perfect for a nest. This happens often.
Please share any tips that you might have that would help folks out.