Air Conditioning (AC) Recharge Cost

AC Recharge Estimate (National Average)

Validated estimate range for national average.

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.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Labor: $121 - $154
Parts: $25 - $40
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.Parts: $25 - $40Labor: $121 - $154
Included Parts

No parts required.

Best Practices

We recommend adding leak detection dye when recharging the A/C system to assist in finding any future refrigerant leaks.

Common Symptoms

A/C systems may require recharging if they become weak and do not perform well or if they start to make unusual noises.

Common Misdiagnoses

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.

This is a national average for all makes and models, but you can make it more accurate by adding your car info and ZIP.
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