The average cost for a AC Recharge is between $146 and $194. Labor costs are estimated between $121 and $154 while parts are priced between $25 and $40.Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Air Conditioning (AC) Recharge Cost
AC Recharge Estimate (National Average)
We recommend adding leak detection dye when recharging the A/C system to assist in finding any future refrigerant leaks.
A/C systems may require recharging if they become weak and do not perform well or if they start to make unusual noises.
Adding refrigerant to a poorly functioning A/C system without first diagnosing the problem may result in overcharging. This has been known to cause damage to the A/C compressor, resulting in a very expensive (and avoidable) repair.
"Stop leak" compounds are not recommended, as they are temporary solutions and can damage A/C components, resulting in expensive repairs.