Starters burns out only when the ignition switch is not returning to non-cranking position after the key is released. The mechanic should have caught the problem earlier.
Such problems are usually due to key cylinder faults and too bad it happened to you.
If the key cylinder is still useable without any sticking, you can instead rig a push button start to crank the engine. This would be much cheaper as you do not need to replace the steering lock.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 AT 11:56 PM