National brands that repair car window regulators include Sears and Pep Boys. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence provides the general public with a searchable index of repair shops offering window regulator repair services throughout the United States.
CostHelper estimates the typical cost of a window regulator repair or replacement as being $125 and $600, depending on the complexity of the model and whether the work is performed by an independent mechanic, a chain repair shop or at an authorized dealer, as of 2015. Between these three options, authorized dealers are typically the most expensive. Pep Boys and Sears qualify as chain repair shops.
Window regulator replacement typically takes between 90 and 180 minutes. The company advises vehicle owners that car audio specialists may also be qualified to repair window regulators because they have experience working on the interior of car doors, where both window regulator and car audio systems are located.
CostHelper assesses the price of a replacement window regulator at between $40 and $300, depending on the make and model of the vehicle and whether the replacement part was produced by the original vehicle manufacturer. The two basic types of window regulator are scissor regulators and cable regulators; scissor regulators have fewer moving parts and are easier to repair or replace.