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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

Why should I become a MACS member?


Here’s why!   One thousand mobile air conditioning industry technicians, shop owners, product manufacturers and distributors made “connections that matter” in Orlando in early February during the annual MACS Training Event and Trade Show. The “connections” theme is essential for … Continue reading

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Mobile A/C Best Practices


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Today at MACS we held another Mobile A/C Best Practices class, this time with four technicians from MACS member shop Kaler Motor Company of Hatfield, Pa. Kaler is a name most familiar to … Continue reading

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Gracias, San Juan!


  On Saturday, April 18, MACS held a Mobile A/C and total vehicle climate and thermal management clinic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The day included morning and afternoon Spanish language training sessions with Four Seasons trainer, Leo Salinas and … Continue reading

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Mobile A/C system charge determination


   By Ward Atkinson, MACS Technical Consultant Conversion vehicles which have additional cooling units added to the OEM’s production front end A/C systems present a special challenge: establishing the “new” system’s correct refrigerant and lubricant charge amounts. Modification of a … Continue reading

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I’d rather keep my fingers, thank you!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training While visiting a local shop and taking some pictures for this edition of ACtion, I got to talking with one of the technicians who was working on a Chevy Suburban. I told … Continue reading

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Lots more training going on…


This week MACS was training in Wichita, KS and Escanaba, MI here are some photos.

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Are you ready for the changes coming to your service bays?


  “Expect new challenges to show up in your A/C service bays this summer” – that’s the core message delivered by design engineers, industry consultants, service specialists and top trainers to shop owners and technicians assembled in Orlando earlier this … Continue reading

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It is a busy Section 609 training year!


Almost 1000 people have taken MACS new Section 609 certification test since January 1, 2015. Remember, it is a requirement of the U.S. EPA to be Section 609 certified in refrigerant recovery and recycling if you are performing mobile A/C … Continue reading

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MACS A/C training clinics are now in session


MACS mobile A/C training season is off and running, with trainers running everywhere! MACS has many public mobile A/C training clinics scheduled and you can check our calendar for what’s happening near you by clicking here. MACS also does many … Continue reading

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MACS heavy duty truck A/C training clinic at RANSHU


MACS would like to thank the staff of member distributor, RANSHU  who opened the doors of their brand new, jumbo warehouse in Sparks, NV on Saturday, March 21 to almost 60 attendees for a day long, MACS heavy duty truck … Continue reading

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