Become an expert with your scan tool

By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine

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.

Gary Stamberger, MagnaFlow Exhaust Products

“Become an expert with your scan tool: Codes, data and bi-directional control”

You bought your scan tool to retrieve and reset codes, but it may be capable of much more! Many technicians miss out on the necessary training for their new scanner and are not able to take advantage of everything it offers. This class will help you unlock your tool, old or new.

Gary has been in the automotive repair industry for over 38 years and has experience in every aspect of the business. He is an ASE L1 -certified technician and has been an instructor-trainer with Mechanics Education Association in Maplewood, NJ, and he started Cross Creek Automotive Services, a diagnostics and training business. Today he is the training director for Magnaflow Exhaust Products in Rancho Santa Margarita, California where he is responsible for technical training and support for the tech line and sales staff. He is a sought after instructor at many industry conferences and training sessions.

Gary says, “ I have had the fortune of working with many scan tools, both OE and aftermarket. I’ll cover all aspects of scanners using examples from many of the manufacturers including OTC, Snap-On, Mastertech, AutoEnginuity and more. We’ll analyze codes, freeze frame and datastream. You’ll learn how to use bi-directional control, recording and playback features. You’ll see how a scanner can help diagnose climate control, transmission, ABS and traction control, body and instrument panel problems. We’ll also dig deep into the dreaded ‘no communication’ message.

“If you are considering an upgrade of your existing tool – or buying one for the first time – you’ll walk away from this class with  confidence knowing that when the time comes, you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck.  I’ll see you in class.”

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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One Response to Become an expert with your scan tool

  1. Susanto says:

    Do you have new technologi to repaire Car Airconditioner?

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