Monthly Archives: June 2013

SAE Executive Summary Report on R-1234yf Refrigerant


SAE has released an Executive Summary report presenting their conclusions of the latest Cooperative Research Project (CRP 1234-4), established to study the safety of R-1234yf refrigerant. The unedited report appears below. Executive Summary From 2006 to 2009 SAE International administered … Continue reading

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Auto Service Industry Down Under


Things are the same all over Ken Newton is a founder and past CEO of VASA, a trade association in Australia. Started in 1993, VASA’s mission is to improve training standards and to represent the automotive service industry in legislative … Continue reading

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Chrysler Group Agrees to Recall


Below is a press release from Chrysler Group, dated June 18, 2013. Chrysler Group and NHTSA Resolve Recall Request Chrysler Group LLC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have resolved their differences with respect to NHTSA’s request to … Continue reading

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The History of Aftermarket Auto Air Conditioning


Boy! That Air Feels Good!, by Rod Barclay, covers the story of how three pioneers: a Fort Worth  department store owner, a Dallas Cadillac dealer and a Dallas manufacturer of cotton gin machinery, started a thriving local industry that became … Continue reading

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EU Issues a Non-compliance Deadline


by Jacques Gordon An article appearing on June 13 in the German online news magazine Der Spiegel reports that EU Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani has given the German government ten weeks to initiate sanctions against Daimler for continuing to use … Continue reading

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Regenerative Braking and Taxes


by Jacques Gordon The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 provides tax credits to taxpayers who purchase specific “fuel efficient” vehicles. The list originally included hybrid vehicles, but tax credits for most hybrids ended in 2011. Why? Governments use tax … Continue reading

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European A/C update


By Ron Henselmans, Editor Auto A/C Reporter and MAC Partners EU The past few months it seems that  the industry turmoil, that was created by Daimler’s  R-1234yf  denial, is settling down gradually. Since last January, the European Commission  has been … Continue reading

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Just do it the right way


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO However tempting it may be to skip a step here and there to speed up a service job in this busy summer season, don’t do it! Ever since this industry entered the … Continue reading

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Jeep Recall Has Dire Consequences


Recall battle that nobody wins by Jacques Gordon If you read news about the automotive industry, you’ve already heard that the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested that Chrysler Group recall several models of the Jeep Grand … Continue reading

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Download the June issue of ACtion magazine


Click here to download the June issue of award-winning MACS ACtion magazine to your desktop or mobile device! Learn about how one tech solved a diagnostics problem concerning air flow!

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