How much does it cost to fix a car’s air conditioner?

I love my car, but it’s been having issues lately. The AC unit just gave out and I’m worried this is going to be too expensive for me to be able to fix. How much should I expect to pay to fix my car’s air conditioner?

Anthony William · Answered on Feb 11, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
When it rains, it pours. There’s certainly nothing worse than an avalanche of car expenses. Typically, depending on the severity of the issue, it can cost anywhere from $100 to $900 to fix a car’s air conditioner.
Costs tend to run higher when you need to purchase additional parts, like a new compressor, condenser, sensor, or hose. And even if your repair doesn’t require any component replacement, you could still be looking at several hundred dollars in repair costs.
If you don’t have the experience or proper tools to fix your AC yourself, you could end up spending more to fix any damage you do. In that scenario, you may end up saving money in the long run by taking your car to a mechanic first.
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