As cat owners know well, kitties like to curl up in any old warm spot: a ray of sunshine, the top of a radiator and, in the case of these curious cats, in the hoods and undercarriages of cars. Check out these auto-residing felines who made it out safely, thanks to some surprised mechanics.

This Soviet kitty was pulled out from under a car at the shop.





This tiny stowaway was found in an air filter by a mechanic in Vermont.





This isn’t exactly what most motorheads mean when they say “Listen to this kitty purr.”





Miles traveled from Anaheim, California to Irvine before he was removed from behind the headlight in a dramatic rescue effort.