An Irish woman has told how rats ATE the engine of her beloved Mercedes.
Dee Clifford, 60, from Kildare had to pay over €500 in repairs after rodents destroyed the insides of her car.
After owning plenty of cars in her lifetime Dee bought a 151 Mercedes in June of last year.
She told the Irish Mirror: “I’m 60 years of age so I thought why not just buy a Mercedes.”
However in October, four months after buying the car, Dee encountered a problem when diesel started leaking from the car.
She brought it to the garage where it was repaired and the engineers suggested what might be wrong.
She said: “One morning I turned on the engine and someone pointed out to me that the car was leaking diesel.
“I brought it to a garage in Carlow and they told me it looked like rodents had been eating the insides of the car.”
Dee had to pay €150 for that incident but then a week later there were more problems with it.
She added: “A week later I turned the car on and diesel started flooding from the engine, there was fumes of fuel everywhere. You could see the pipes were all eaten.
“I had to get a tow truck to come and bring it to a garage, even the guy who was towing it was afraid to go near it because their was diesel everywhere.”