When this improbable bit of engine trouble strikes, it’s time to call the cat mechanic.
Meet Ralph Gonzalez, the burly operations manager at Big City Auto Body & Towing and rescuer of more than a dozen wayward cats from beneath the hoods of parked cars around Queens.
“I’m just doing what needs to be done,” said Gonzalez after preventing a recent kitty catastrophe in Astoria. “I’m an animal lover. I see an animal in distress, I gotta help.”