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Door will not shut Inspection for 1984 Chevrolet K20 L6-4.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.41
Door will not shut Inspection for 1985 Dodge B150 V8-5.2LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.53
Door will not shut Inspection for 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.54 - $95.45
Door will not shut Inspection for 2016 Audi allroad L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$95.49 - $114.60
Door will not shut Inspection for 2007 Honda S2000 L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.53 - $95.43
Door will not shut Inspection for 1973 Pontiac Grand Am V8-6.6LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.40
Door will not shut Inspection for 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 V6-3.0L Turbo DieselYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$95.56 - $114.73
Door will not shut Inspection for 1970 Ford F-250 V8-6.4LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.52
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Door will not shut Inspection Service & Cost

In order to be roadworthy and safe, your car needs to stay buttoned up. The hood needs to latch securely, and the trunk should close and latch. All car doors should also close securely. This protects you while driving, and it also ensures that items in the car aren’t able to roll or fall out of the vehicle while moving. If your car door will not shut, there’s a problem that needs to be diagnosed. It may be one of several different issues.

How this system works:

While all car doors are cosmetically different in terms of length, width, height, color and even thickness, they all work in the same basic way. There’s a latch on the inside edge of the door that’s designed to connect with a cable to the handle of the door on both the inside and the outside. On the inner edge of the doorframe is a catch that the latch secures to.

As the door closes, the latch encounters the catch, and closes around it. This holds the door securely closed until you pull the handle. This opens the latch, and the door swings open on a hinge (or a set of hinges).

Of course, this only works if the latch is in good working condition and the catch is likewise in good shape. The door hinge also plays a role – it not only allows your door to swing open and closed, but helps align the door with the catch so that opening/closing is as smooth and easy as possible.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Closed Latch: One of the most common problems here is that the latch has been accidentally tripped and has closed while the door was open. Attempting to close the door with a closed latch will not work. The latch can be popped open again, and the door should close on its how. However, if the latch won’t close around the door catch, then there may be something wrong with the latch itself.

  • Worn Latch: Door latches are very high-wear automotive components. While they’re designed to last the life of your car, wear and tear can be immense, particularly if you get in and out of your car often. Significant wear and tear can render the latch too worn to properly secure the door.

  • Damaged Door Catch: If the door catch is damaged, missing or bent, you’ll find that the door won’t close. Both the catch and the latch must be in good condition and properly aligned or they will not work.

  • Broken Door Handle Cable: Your door handle connects to the latch via a cable. If that cable is bound or broken, it will not open the latch.

  • Misaligned Door: If your door is not aligned properly, it will not shut. It’s just like the door in your home – the latch and catch must line up properly. Otherwise, they just hit one another without the latch being able to close and lock in position.

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect your door’s alignment, as well as the condition of both the door latch and catch. It may be necessary to remove the door panel to access the cable that runs from the handle to the latch.

How important is this service?

If your door won’t close, it is unsafe to drive your car on the road. It may swing open, allowing items in the car (or you or your passengers) to fall out. It also makes driving unsafe because you will physically need to hold the door closed while the vehicle is in motion. One of our expert mechanics can quickly determine the problem and repair your door.

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Never tried YourMechanic before, but for me it was like Uber for mechanics. Super professional, easy-going, and honest. Loved how he took pictures of the work he did (great images), so I could reference them later. Did a thorough walk through of the vehicle and provided some good suggestions. Was done ahead of schedule and arrived 30 minutes early. Super convenient. Next time I don't have time to do my own work, I got Michael's card. I'll certainly pass the word along. Didn't laugh too hard when working on my "work van." Heh.
1997 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER - FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT
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Awesome mechanic. Great Service. Showed up on time and helped me sort out a location issue for where the service was to be done with speed and professionalism. He also gave me advice on when and how I should maintain and service specific parts of my car. Finished the 2 hour job in an hour or less. Highly recommended.
2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - OIL CHANGE
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Alika
10 years of experience
Brilliant guy, He arrived promptly and fixed the car quickly and accurately at the price quoted. He was a very nice person, friendly and helpful and I was very pleased with his work, I will definitely book him again, if I have more car problems, in the future...the entire job, cost less, than a one way tow, to the local garage and was so convenient!..Win/win!
2001 TOYOTA TACOMA - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
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Very professional and helpful. Scheduled a presale inspection at the last second, and he was knowledgeable and efficient. Will use this mechanic again soon!
2016 JEEP PATRIOT - PRE-PURCHASE CAR INSPECTION
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Door will not shut Inspection for 1984 Chevrolet K20 L6-4.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.41
Door will not shut Inspection for 1985 Dodge B150 V8-5.2LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.53
Door will not shut Inspection for 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.54 - $95.45
Door will not shut Inspection for 2016 Audi allroad L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$95.49 - $114.60
Door will not shut Inspection for 2007 Honda S2000 L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.53 - $95.43
Door will not shut Inspection for 1973 Pontiac Grand Am V8-6.6LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.40
Door will not shut Inspection for 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 V6-3.0L Turbo DieselYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$95.56 - $114.73
Door will not shut Inspection for 1970 Ford F-250 V8-6.4LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.52
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