Ignition Switch Replacement at your home or office in Los Altos.

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YourMechanic Ignition Switch Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

210

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience

Jeffrey

23 years of experience
105 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and efficient. Great personality and professional...

Scott

34 years of experience
594 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was very diligent and professional

Tim

28 years of experience
44 reviews
Tim
28 years of experience
Friendly , Knowledgeable and Professional........ He will be my mechanic from this day on.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Great guy! I trust him with my car 1000 percent!!!

Alejandro

9 years of experience
48 reviews
Alejandro
9 years of experience
Alex was prompt, courteous, clean and knowledgeable. This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and I was pleasantly surprised. Based on this experience I will use them again and recommend them to me friends. If all their mechanics are like Alex YourMechanic should do well.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney did an incredible job repairing my BMW, and I will happily recommend his service to my friends and other YourMechanic customers. When I called YourMechanic, I had no idea what was wrong with my car except that it wouldn't start. Whitney arrived within half an hour, and immediately began troubleshooting the problem. I was amazed at his fluency with all the internals, his workmanship, and his methodical approach as he ruled out the possibilities. And I loved that he explained exactly what he was doing at each step. This demystified a lot about my car, and I now feel much more qualified to do basic care/maintenance. Whitney eventually discovered that a blown fuse caused by a busted ignition was keeping electricity from reaching the fuel pump. He put in a new fuse as a temporary fix, showed me how to start the car without blowing it again, and installed the replacement ignition when it arrived a few days later. I can't overstate how happy I am with the service provided by Whitney and YourMechanic. The convenience alone is great, but Whitney's knowledge, workmanship, and positive, friendly attitude are what make me confident I will call again :) Thanks!

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar did a great job on the repair, was excellent at keeping me informed during the process, and always courteous and professional!

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience


How much does Ignition Switch Replacement cost in Los Altos?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Los Altos. Our mechanics in Los Altos are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Los Altos.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee $263 $182.82 $79.99 9% $290.32
2004 Nissan Xterra $340 $259.58 $79.99 7% $367.08
2004 Ford Escape $268 $188.34 $79.99 9% $295.84
2010 Lincoln MKT $260 $180.34 $79.99 9% $287.84
2008 Infiniti QX56 $259 $179.19 $79.99 9% $286.69
2005 Chevrolet Corvette $192 $111.85 $79.99 12% $219.35

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Ignition Switch Replacement Service

What is the Ignition Switch all about?

The ignition switch, located on the steering column or in the dashboard, takes the power from the battery and directs it to all the accessories and electrical components of your car. It also transfers the power to the starter when you turn the ignition key. If the starter does not receive power from the ignition key, the car will not start. When the ignition switch goes bad, your car may not start and the accessories (lights, radio, etc.) may not work. Replacing an ignition switch can be as simple as removing a few screws to access the ignition switch, or as complicated as removing the whole steering column.

Keep in mind:

  • After an ignition switch is replaced, all electrical components should be checked to ensure proper operation.

How it's done:

  • Check the condition of the ignition switch.
  • Remove and replace the ignition switch if it is bad.
  • Verify operation of electrical components.

Our recommendation:

The battery feeds power to ignition switch, so it is important for the ignition system that the battery is in good condition. Don't put too much weight on your key ring because this can damage the key and the tumbler part of the ignition switch. If there is no power inside the car (none of the electrical components are working), have the mechanic inspect the main fuses. If the fuses are good, then the mechanic should inspect the ignition switch and other electrical components.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ignition Switch?

  • Car may not start.
  • Car starts then dies.
  • Some electrical components may not work (radio, clock, lights, etc.).

How important is this service?

The ignition switch serves to send power from the battery. When you turn your key to turn on your vehicle, the ignition switch takes power from the battery and sends it to the starter, which allows your vehicle to turn on. When you turn on any electrical components in your vehicle (such as your lights, radio, and air conditioning), the ignition switch draws power from the battery, and sends it to these electrical components to power them. When your ignition switch stops working, your starter and your electrical components have no way of drawing power from your battery. With a faulty ignition switch, you won’t be able to use your radio, lights, or air conditioning, and you won’t be able to turn on your vehicle. In extreme cases, a broken ignition switch won’t allow you to turn your vehicle off, even if you remove the key.

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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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