Learn about the technical training at MACS 2013 Training Event and Trade Show

Meet the teacher
We’re beginning a series of blogs introducing some of the teachers and presenters that will be presenting classes at the upcoming MACS Training Event and Trade Show in February. Each of these class leaders has been chosen for their detailed knowledge of their topic and their ability to present it to you.

Mike Leeper, Hayden Division, Four Seasons, Standard Motor Products

“Why electric fan clutches?”

Mike is the retail sales manager for Hayden Automotive, a company within the Four Seasons Division of Standard Motor Products. Mike has over 45 years experience in the industry, and rose from a position as flat rate technician to become curriculum director for the corporate training center of Standard Motor Products. He has developed many and varied training programs on topics including engine management, temperature control, electrical and ABS systems.  His current duties range from sales management to developing training information for the company’s customers.

His class will examine why OEMs are moving to sophisticated, ECM-controlled electric fan clutches, and you’ll learn a lot about airflow, DTCs and system diagnostics into the bargain. As Mike notes “The days of the $19.00 fan clutch are gone.”


We asked Mike what you’ll get from this class.

“My class approach is a “Take Away Format”. Our goal is to share with you insights and enhance the skill set you may already have in diagnosing modern airflow repairs. We will address some scenarios and supply you with takeaways that will get you headed in the right direction. What would you say to a customer who says:

* Would you convert my truck to an electric fan, and take off that clutch?
*  Wow! That electric clutch is really expensive…Can’t you just bypass that with a regular clutch for me?

* I just put dual electric fans on my truck, yet it seems to overheat in traffic. They are rated at 3900 CFM. That should be enough. Can you help me?

*  I just added an electric fan on my Excursion for towing my boat, and it seems like the A/C just sn’t what it used to be, can you help me?

You  may have already heard similar statements from customers, and iIf you haven’t you probably will in the near future. The class topics will help you define and understand repair opportunities when airflow is  concerned.

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s blog has been honored as the best business to business blog in the Automotive Aftermarket by the Automotive Communications Awards and the Car Care Council Women’s Board!

When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.

If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be, click here for more information.
You can E-mail us at macsworldwide@macsw.org or visit to find a Mobile Air Conditioning Society member repair shop in your area. Click here  to find out more about your car’s mobile A/C and engine cooling system.

The 33rd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Conference and Trade Show, Be the Best of the Best will take place February 7-9, 2013 at the Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL.

About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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