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Chevrolet Malibu Air Conditioning Recharge

Broken air conditioning is never fun, especially if you live somewhere hot. Luckily, recharging your AC is a relatively affordable repair, depending on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Chevrolet Malibu AC Recharge

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Malibu AC Recharge is $176. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu
280,000 miles
Cassie H  • 
August 5, 2020 5:52 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85041
4.40  hrs
2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L L4
160,000 miles
Rosa C  • 
July 31, 2020 6:22 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85035
5.90  hrs
2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
174,638 miles
Kameron B  • 
July 31, 2020 12:17 AM  • 
Elk Grove CA 95758
5.50  hrs
2007 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L L4
176,602 miles
Angelina S  • 
June 23, 2020 7:33 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85035
6.20  hrs
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 3.6L V6
118,000 miles
Steve P  • 
June 22, 2020 8:06 PM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85233
3.50  hrs
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
148,000 miles
Anthony R  • 
June 20, 2020 3:47 PM  • 
Chandler AZ 85225
5.90  hrs
2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
215,000 miles
Kiki G  • 
May 30, 2020 4:53 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85021
3.00  hrs
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 3.5L V6
142,000 miles
Elexsis W  • 
April 30, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85027
2.40  hrs
2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L L4
67,724 miles
Erica G  • 
April 29, 2020 12:31 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89123
3.00  hrs
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L L4
79,000 miles
Zaw myo O  • 
April 19, 2020 8:24 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85037
2.30  hrs
2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L L4 Turbo
80,000 miles
Karyn P  • 
March 6, 2020 5:36 AM  • 
Hemet CA 92545
2.50  hrs
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS
140,000 miles
Jonathan M  • 
November 13, 2019 6:07 AM  • 
Hemet CA 92543
2.80  hrs
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS
140,000 miles
Jonathan M  • 
November 13, 2019 6:06 AM  • 
Hemet CA 92543
3.80  hrs
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT
100,000 miles
Deondre S  • 
July 2, 2019 3:05 AM  • 
San Ysidro CA 92173
1.90  hrs
2010 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L L4
150,000 miles
Zaakirah M  • 
Henderson NV 89014
6.30  hrs
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What is an Air Conditioning Recharge?

Let’s put it in simpler terms, because “recharge” isn’t very accurate. An air conditioning (A/C) recharge is really just a refilling of the A/C’s refrigerant.

The A/C system uses refrigerant as a heat transfer, which allows the A/C air to actually be cold. You probably don’t need to be told that that’s a good thing.

The system is closed, which means that no refrigerant should be lost. But occasionally, it can get very minor leaks, resulting in a slow loss of refrigerant, and a recharge is necessary. The most common time for a recharge, however, is when the A/C system is being repaired. Anytime it’s opened up for repairs, the refrigerant must be recovered.  Then, the system is evacuated for air and moisture, and a recharge is performed.

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When do you need an A/C Recharge?

Poor A/C performance

You ready for some complex, graduate-level math? When your A/C refrigerant, which lowers the temperature of the air for your A/C unit, isn’t working, your A/C might not be as cold. Whew! Able to keep up?

Warning lights

Let me guess: you don’t really pay attention to warning lights. I nailed it, right? Well, you should stop that habit, because they’re always telling you something important. For example, if the A/C system has a low refrigerant charge, your car may flash the AC button or some other type of warning.

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How urgent is recharging your A/C?

A car that needs an air conditioning recharge isn’t going to be dangerous to drive, and it’s not going to cause any further damage. You know what it is going to be? A sauna for you and everyone else who gets in.

Now a mobile sauna might sound like a cool party trick, but…it’s not.

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