Coolant: no longer a one size fits all world

By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine

Meet the teacher
Continuing our 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.


Tom Fritsche, Beck/Arnley Worldparts
“Application-specific coolants”

Tom is the director of product management at Beck/Arnley Worldparts, a specialty supplier of quality import parts for cars, light trucks and SUVs. He is a whiz at getting the correct product for the correct application, and this class will see to it that you have the knowledge  to get the proper fluid into almost any cooling system.

Tom says, “It is no longer a ‘one size fits all’ world, particularly with anti-freeze/coolant products for your foreign nameplate vehicles.  All of the manufacturers are telling their owners and service personnel that they need to use the proper coolant to avoid problems.  If you look in an owner’s manual it states to use that manufacturers coolant—that recommendation is not made to sell parts, but to ensure the use of the coolant specifically formulated for that vehicle’s cooling system. Not using the proper coolant can shorten the life of components.


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 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.
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