Yeah I get what you are saying. It is crazy that such things happen. I had a wheel come off of my car at forty mph once. Boy let me tell you, that was an interesting ride as I watched my wheel rolling into the oncoming traffic lane and watching it manage to miss every car and the eighteen wheeler. After I got the truck stopped, I found that wheel about eight hundred feet down the road, in perfect order.
Another thing about mechanics, many of them can never admit that they messed up. I would find a different shop if I was you. And I would start learning how to check behind a mechanic. In the future, pick up the car, and check the lug nuts and that the hood is fully latched closed. If something seems hinky, point it out ASAP.
And I do not know if the tone of my previous post came off as accusatory or dismissive, I did not mean it that way if it did seem that way. I just think that everyone should know how to check these things, put the spare on, put air in the tires, check their fluids (oil, transmission fluid, coolant, etc).
Thursday, February 11th, 2021 AT 9:58 AM