The average cost for a Air Conditioning System Leak Inspection is between $52 and $67. Labor costs are estimated between $52 and $67 while parts are priced between $0 and $0. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Air Conditioning System Leak Inspection Cost
Air Conditioning System Leak Inspection Estimate (National Average)
Many customers claim that their "A/C is not getting cold" when the actual issue is too little airflow from the vents. When you take your vehicle in for service, try to demonstrate the problem so the shop has a better understanding before they start the diagnosis.
Small leaks in the A/C refrigerant system are very difficult to find. To make finding leaks easier, a shop should add a special leak detection dye to the refrigerant every time the system is recharged.
If your A/C is providing little cooling or none at all, it may be that the system is leaking A/C refrigerant. As the system becomes low on refrigerant, you may hear the A/C compressor cycling on and off rapidly when the A/C is turned on.
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.