I work from home and almost never drive more than 3-5 miles at a time... In 4 years I've put 15k miles on the car and more than half of those are track miles . Now that we have an infant we take the wife's Q7 even for short trips because it's easier to drop the car seat in.Your cat can't catch it. The poison doesn't kill it. He'll find a way into the cabin. You must not drive the car very much. I don't even have a battery cover.