Q: Small fire under hood

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I had a small fire under the hood. I need to know if my car can be fixed.

Even small fires can cause a lot of damage, but the engine bay is designed to deal with high temperatures. Have an experienced mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out for an inspection of all of the underhood components. They can surely point out any large problems.

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