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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

Are you equipped with the right tools for mobile A/C repair?


View the May 2016 issue of award-winning MACS ACTION magazine

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Help MACS conduct our 2016 mobile A/C service survey


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 … Continue reading

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Six steps to a sound diagnostic strategy


By Bob Chabot, Manic Media LLC James E. Wilson of Bosch USA was a presenter at MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show in Orlando, FL this past February he left us with some great information including these six steps … Continue reading

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No, you cannot put R-134a into a HFO-1234yf system; here’s why…


We have received some questions about putting R-134a into HFO-1234yf system and here’s why you should not do that from EPA. From the 2015 EPA SNAP Final Rule: For vehicles for which the manufacturer counts air conditioning credits toward its … Continue reading

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Earth Day is everyday at MACS Worldwide


Are you Section 609 certified? Click here to find out all the information you need to know.

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R-1234yf and other trends


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS President and Chief Operating Officer There’s no one better to talk to members of the service industry about R-1234yf than the folks at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The introduction of the “new” refrigerant began three … Continue reading

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Spring training


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training It’s that time of year again at MACS when we’re off and running, putting together the final touches on another full slate of mobile A/C training classes, and we’re branching out again … Continue reading

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How do I replace my lost Section 609 card?


How do I replace my MACS or IMACA Section 609 certification card? You can visit this link on the main MACS website to obtain a form to fax or mail in with $10 replacement payment or you can call the … Continue reading

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Nissan bleeder caps


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Coolant leaks take on many different forms. Some we’re used to seeing, as they’re common failures that make up some of the bread and butter of cooling system service. But there are others that, … Continue reading

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Future gas workshops scheduled in Australasia


Australasia leading the world with future: gas seminars to help businesses prepare Cars entering Australasian market with new R-1234yf air conditioning refrigerant Workshops need to be ready with gas, equipment and training Industry-led future: gas seminar roadshow designed to broaden … Continue reading

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