In 1990, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide established the first industry mobile air conditioning survey to profile vehicles serviced by independent service facilities. Since then the survey has been repeated periodically over a span of years, and the data collected has reflected significant trends representing major changes in the industry. The last complete survey was done in 2003 with a minimized survey done in 2013.
Although information gleaned from these surveys was valuable, the attempt to profile each vehicle serviced in the busy summer season was challenging for the participating facilities.
To reduce the effort required by shops surveyed, and to collect information from as many facilities as possible, MACS is changing the survey format in 2016.
Rather than have the survey address the detailed repair activity for each vehicle, this survey is being conducted as a general facility servicing profile, assessing the general trends based on responses provided by participating shops.
Careful analysis of such survey results could reveal special insight on the mobile A/C industry and help plan for the future.
Help MACS gather the needed data!
2016 MACS Field Service Survey(PI) (click on link) for a writable pdf version of the survey. Automotive, truck repair and collision service shop owners are encouraged to fill it out completely and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a $100 Visa™ gift card.
Since 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry.
MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services. MACS has assisted more than 1-million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.
To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at www.macsw.org. The MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show, Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons will take place February 15-18 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA.