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.