As my car gets to the 5 yr mark, it's had it's share of problems. None bigger than waht happened yesterday. I was called to the parking lot of my job, b/c the hood of my car was on fire.
Once they got the fire out and looked over my car, the inspector said that it looked as though the fire started from my alternator and spread.
From what I saw (and I'm no car expert), the wiring to the alternator was all black and charred, the power steering cap was melted shut over the power steering reservoir, and what looks like a hose or piping infront of the power steering reservoir had a huge gaping hole in it.
My insurance (S.O.B's
) won't cover this, b/c they are claiming that it was a maintenance problem that caused it. Don't know how, b/c I just had the alternator replaced in Nov 06.
Without being able to actually look @ my car, what do you think I should do? Please help. I only have like 3 car payments left on this car.