TL;DR My AC compressor bracket broke yesterday and a mechanic forgot to fully attach my undercarriage skid plate last week. Are the two related or is this just bad luck? Vehicle is a 2012 Honda Civic LX
I took my car in for an oil change last week and ended up needing new oil pan, tires and front brake rotors. At the end, the mechanic forgot to fully attach the undercarriage skid plate.
I went on a road trip this weekend (~1000 miles) and discovered the undercarriage skid plate was hitting the ground while I was on the highway. I got a temporary fix at a Honda dealership (zip tying the piece up) and I planned to go back to the mechanic to get it fully fixed.
Yesterday (after the road trip), my car started making a squealing sound which the same mechanic diagnosed as a broken AC compressor bracket and said he hadn't seen anything like it before.
Could something with the undercarriage skid plate affect my AC compressor bracket, or are the two events unrelated?