How Much Does an AC Recharge Cost at Jiffy Lube?

Written by: Staff
Last Updated:  August 10, 2018

Jiffy Lube®, a popular franchised-owned automotive service center, offers air conditioning recharge services at some of its locations.  To ensure that your local location does, it is best to call ahead to confirm the prices and the availability.

According to the official website, a vehicle without A/C can be sweaty and uncomfortable, and a properly working A/C can keep everyone in the car cool during those uncomfortable months.

During an A/C recharge, Jiffy Lube® technicians will assess the interior climate control issues and are considered to be highly trained in A/C recharging and evacuation.

AC Recharge Cost at Jiffy Lube
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The average Jiffy Lube A/C recharge cost

The costs of an air conditioning recharge at a local Jiffy Lube will greatly depend on the location as they are all independently owned by a franchise and the current promotion being held.  From what we researched, a straightforward A/C recharge, without any other repairs, could cost anywhere from $89 to $149.  In some cases, coupons are available which can help you save up to 20%.

A member on this forum thread, for example, claimed he was charged $119.95 for the service, but one member who replied said you could simply buy a bottle of R134A for less than $25 and do the job on your own, even without experience.

On this forum thread on, a member claimed he worked at Jiffy Lube and they will charge about $89 but a $20 off coupon is readily available most of the time.  Even after the recharge, most locations will offer a 30-day warranty as well.

The process

Before your air conditioner is even recharged, a technician will first discuss the symptoms you’re experiencing and visually inspect the compressor drive belt, serpentine belt and all of the vehicle’s components for any leaks, damages and/or cracks.

Then, after this visual inspection, he or she will check the air conditioning compressor to ensure no damage is noted.  As long as no leaks and damage are found, then the refrigerant will be evacuated from the system, followed by a vacuum test and lastly, the system will be recharged using the appropriate amount of refrigerant according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

If, by chance, any leaks or damage is present, then they will not recharge the unit; instead, they will recommend the next course of action, whether it is a new unit, compressor or related part.

The recharge, if done properly, will help improve the cooling efficiency and even preserve the life of your car’s air conditioner.

How to save money at Jiffy Lube

Search online for coupons as to what we researched, they are readily available.  For example, on the official website, you can search for a location nearby and see the available coupons at the time.  When we did a search, we were able to find a 10% off and $5 off coupons for multiple locations.

Many locations often offer discounts on

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