Car air conditioning is a luxury that you may not be able to afford with the rising cost of living. It’s important to understand how much it costs so you can plan accordingly and see if there are any alternatives.
For reference, most cars cost $1,500-$2,000 for installation. Different costs may apply depending on the type of installation you choose. The article below provides information about installing A/C in cars. It also discusses some of the common available options for air conditioning installations.
Options available for AC Installation
You have several choices when deciding how to install air conditioning in your car:
The most affordable choice is to have Dealer Replace Factory Air Conditioning System With Same Type Of Factory Air Conditioning System That Is Currently Installed In Car. This can be done at any Chevrolet dealership, even if you do not own a Chevy. However, this option only works for cars that came with an A/C system in the first place.
For SUV’s, there is another option called Dealer Replace Factory Air Conditioning System With Same Type Of Factory Air Conditioning System That Is Currently Installed On Similar Model. However, you must own a GM vehicle to use this service. If you do not own a vehicle produced by General Motors Company, then you can take it to any Chevrolet dealership instead.
If your car does not have air conditioning installed yet, Dealer Install New Factory Air Conditioning System may be recommended for it. You can find out more about all of these options by contacting your nearest Chevrolet dealership or by using their online chat feature.
You also have the choice of installing aftermarket air conditioners instead. For cars, there is the Dealer Install New Aftermarket Air Conditioning System option for those who want a system that they can control themselves. Then there is Aftermarket Installed Dealer Replace Existing Aftermarket Air Conditioning With An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Direct Fit Factory Air Conditioning. Otherwise, you may need to go with an aftermarket installation instead.
Chevrolet Dealerships usually charge around $200 to install air conditioning in a car. Installing aftermarket air conditioners may cost between $1,700 and $2,000.
In very rare cases where the Air Conditioning refrigerant has been depleted due to a leak or otherwise, you could pay up to $400 to have a Technician Replace Existing Factory-Equipped Air-Conditioning System With Same Type Of Factory-Equipped Air Conditioning System. This usually occurs when an owner has just purchased his first A/C system for the vehicle. In this case, the dealer charges as much as it would be if you had no A/C at all installed on your car.
Additionally, there is also another service called Dealer Professionally Recover And Recharge Air-Conditioning System For Car Or Light Duty Truck. It costs around $600 to use. This option is useful for vehicles that have a low refrigerant charge or that have been partially discharged due to a leak.
To summarize, the cost of putting air conditioning in your car depends on whether you want a factory A/C system or aftermarket one. You can find out more about all of these installation options by contacting your nearest Chevrolet dealership for more information.