A small Illinois kitten has eight lives left after getting itself stuck in a van’s engine.

Mechanics working at a Midas muffler shop in Tinsley Park found the kitten wedged beside the van’s radiator after hearing several strange noises.

At first they thought the meowing was from a pet store commercial that was playing on the store’s radio…but it continued after the commercial ended.

“I walked in and the radio was real loud and there was a PetSmart commercial on…and so I thought it was just the commercial you know. And soon as the commercial stopped the cat stopped,” said mechanic Scott Bella.

They say that it’s amazing the kitten came away unharmed after spending so long next to a hot engine on what was already one of the hottest days of the year.

Bella says the kitten, now appropriately named “Lucky”, will stay with him.