Imagine you are at the MACS Training Event and Trade Show, and during breakfast on Friday morning you overhear a young tech as he approaches Al McAvoy, introduces himself as Ron and says, “I see on the schedule that you’re talking about R-1234yf refrigerant in new Chryslers this morning. Will you tell us how many models will be using it? We do the mechanical repairs from a local collision shop, and I need to decide if I’ll gear-up to work on those vehicles.”
Al replies, “Of course you know Chrysler has gone through some big changes recently, and that’s having a big impact on the whole product line. There’s an all-new Jeep Cherokee that debuts in 2014, and that will be Chrysler’s first model to use R-1234yf. Just as when R-134a systems were introduced, there are new equipment standards and service procedures, new refrigerant oils and even some new components in the A/C system. To properly service these new systems, your shop will need to invest in new equipment and tools and some additional training. The good news is that there will be more Chrysler models with R-1234yf soon, so your investment is a good one. Stick around after breakfast and I’ll tell you what to expect from Chrysler over the next few years.”
Chrysler Rolls Out R-1234yf is just one of the seminars that will be presented at the 2014 MACS Training Event and Trade Show in New Orleans, January 16 – 18. This is the biggest MACS training event of the year, focusing primarily on HVAC and engine cooling in passenger cars, heavy duty and off-road vehicles and hybrid/electric vehicles. But that’s not the entire program. Other presentations will focus on advanced diagnostic techniques, business/shop management, and updates on new regulations and technology. There will also be a Section 609 Technician Certification class that includes information on R-1234yf and concludes with the certification test. And we’ll present the results of the 2013 MACS Field Service Survey. If you arrive early enough, there’s the annual golf tournament on Wednesday at TPC Louisiana (http://www.tpc.com/tpc-louisiana), and the party continues that night at New Orleans’ Mid City Lanes Rock’n’Bowl (http://www.rocknbowl.com/).
The 34th annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Conference and Trade Show, Power UP will take place January 16-18, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans. Al McAvoy’s presentation will be at 8:00 AM on Friday morning. Go here to see the whole schedule and to register.
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