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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. www.macsw.org

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has formalized a cooperative alliance with MACPartners Europe


MACS and MACPartners Europe have formally agreed to a cooperative alliance for the benefit of the membership of both organizations and the global mobile air conditioning industry. “MACS has enjoyed a cordial and professional relationship with MACPartners Europe since its … Continue reading

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An A/C Renegade


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor A few months back, I attended the Philadelphia Auto Show, and being a Jeep owner, naturally stopped by to check out the new lineup. Surely you’ve heard that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount Radiator adds its fourth generation


MACS is profiling multi-generational member businesses this year and no one fits that description better than the Braswell family of Rocky Mount Radiator of Rocky Mount, NC – MACS members since 1987. “We are family owned and operated and have … Continue reading

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Bergstrom to host MACS heavy duty and off road mobile A/C training class-Friday, September 18th


MACS members and those who should be MACS members are increasingly working on more heavy duty and off-road vehicles. The MACS database is full of trucking, fleet, agricultural, mining and industrial vehicle businesses. In response, MACS and several heavy duty … Continue reading

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MACS attends 1-800-Radiator A/C Workshop


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Last Thursday night was A/C training night in Bensalem, PA! Hosted by NE Philadelphia’s 1-800-Radiator & A/C owner and MACS member Tony Alimenti, the two conference rooms were packed at the Hampton Inn on … Continue reading

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Got an Idea for Training?


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and Chief Operating Officer Planning for the 2016 MACS Training Event and Trade Show is now in full swing and we need to hear from YOU! Sure, the 2015 event just wrapped up a … Continue reading

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It’s a Family Plan at Universal Air Conditioner


If you looked around you at the 2015 MACS Training Event and Trade Show, you saw an increase in young faces and this is a good thing! Another phenomenon observed is second and third generation MACS members, also a good … Continue reading

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Over one million served…


Section 609 certification continues to be the most popular leader led class the trainers from MACS Worldwide teach (we’ve certified over one million techs) followed closely by MACS Mobile A/C Best Practices and MACS annual Mobile A/C Update Class. Need … Continue reading

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J-2534 flashing, an essential automotive maintenance skill


“It’s not if you offer J-2534 flashing to customers; it’s when,” asserted David Hobbs, a senior automotive aftermarket trainer for Delphi Automotive. With this “hook,” Hobbs grabbed the attention of shop owners and technicians attending his seminar titled Diagnostics Under … Continue reading

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Mechanical fan clutch diagnosis


By Steve Schaeber The engine cooling system is one of the first and most basic of automotive systems that are taught in tech school, and rightly so. It’s also one of the most frequently serviced systems in any vehicle. An … Continue reading

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