Monthly Archives: March 2016

April brings the kick-off of A/C season


What’s ahead for A/C season? What new information came out of MACS 2016 Training Event? Download the April 2016 issue of award-winning ACTION Magazine to find out! If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should … Continue reading

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Stress cracks


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training Some Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles built with the 6.4-litre turbo diesel engine may show a coolant leak at the front of the vehicle which appears to come from the radiator. These … Continue reading

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2016 Mobile A/C Update Class at MACS HQ


A MACS 2016 Mobile A/C Update class was held last night at the MACS headquarters training center in Lansdale. Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training presented the class.

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HFO-1234yf : Specific safety procedures


  Many technicians have questions regarding the new refrigerant HFO-1234yf. The best way to answer your questions is to take the Section 609 certification test using the new program updated in January 2015. It contains the newest information on handling … Continue reading

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Capillary action


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Several Audi models are the subject of a technical service bulletin involving an issue with something not often thought about when it comes to heating issues; coolant migration. Owners may first be alerted to … Continue reading

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The right stuff


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir MACS president and chief operating officer Competition is fierce for today’s automotive service shop owner. It starts with the physical plant, equipment and the tools; service information for the ever-growing fleet of vehicles; well-trained, highly motivated … Continue reading

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Successful training day in Macon, Ga


MACS training clinics are now in full swing! A great mobile A/C training day was held Saturday, March 19 at Global Product Distributors in Macon , GA! Here are some photos! MACS Trainer Larry Turay and Julian Hentze Global Parts … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz to equip first vehicle models with CO2 A/C systems


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor In order to comply with the legal provisions going into effect in 2017, Mercedes-Benz will equip its vehicles with air conditioning systems that meet all the relevant performance and safety requirements. The Stuttgart-based automobile … Continue reading

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Watching R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber MACS Manager of Service Training Many of the service shops and technicians we talk to about vehicles using refrigerant 1234yf are only just starting to get requests for service help, in particular from body shops with vehicles … Continue reading

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Getting ready for A/C repair season


  By Andy Fiffick, Chairman and CEO MACS Worldwide , Owner Rad-Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH Getting (and keeping) our shops “service-ready” is a moving target – one that changes not only with each new season, but daily. We … Continue reading

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