Hello everyone. I took my car (Toyota Corolla 2004) to a car mechanic today to get the battery changed.
Turns out, the car mechanic made in error in placing the new battery. The car actually LITERALLY lit on fire for about 30 seconds. The car mechanic then needed to use a fire extinguisher to put it out. Afterwards, I guess the car mechanic and the manager said that the battery accidentally touched something, and only the metal casing holding the battery burned. However, they told me that nothing serious was actually burned and they said that everything would be okay. They then charged me full price, and I paid it.
I then drove the car home and nothing seemed out of place and everything seemed fine. However, I am a little worried about the car and whether or not the mechanic did in fact do an honest evaluation. This is a situation I’ve never heard of before, and I would really appreciate any advice or input from you all!