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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

School bus A/C


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor I recently had the chance to tour Rifled Air Conditioning in High Point, North Carolina, where they install new A/C systems into school buses. It’s fascinating to watch the teams work together, as they … Continue reading

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Download the MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show Program


MACS Training Event Registration opens September 1, 2015 Download the 2016 Training Event and Trade Show Program The MACS Annual Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 11 to 13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel … Continue reading

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You don’t see that everyday!


While taking in the sights around Denver, Colorado last week we decided to drive up Mt. Evans for the thrill of being at 14,000 feet above sea level. There is also something wondrous about switchback roads at high elevation with … Continue reading

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The great debate


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO Chances are, if you take any kind of extended road trip over the hot summer months, you’re going to see this sight: two feet sticking out of the passenger side window, legs … Continue reading

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Military origins of popular civilian rides


By Keith Leonard, Esq. “Necessity is the mother of invention” is an idiom at least dating back to Plato in his seminal work, Republic, and meaning necessity gives rise to inventors coming up with new and useful ideas and inventions … Continue reading

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Spray bottle test


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Replacing the accessory drive belt is one of those things that usually falls under the periodic maintenance category, and is something that technicians learn how to do when they first start working on vehicles. … Continue reading

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Ford’s MagicAire System


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor In preparation for the September issue, the staff at ACTION™ checks out many classic cars. We’d really like to find some of the earliest examples of factory or aftermarket air conditioning, but are always … Continue reading

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The ratings game


This editorial submission has been provided by MACS member Bergstrom The British Thermal Unit (BTU) ratings for mobile air conditioning systems are a confusing and often misleading issue. Ratings in the marketplace currently range from a few thousand BTU per … Continue reading

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MACS ACTION magazine honored with five IAMC awards


MACS ACTION™ magazine has been honored with five medals for editorial excellence by the International Automotive Media Competition. The IAMC program recognizes and encourages excellence in all forms of automotive media from works published, aired, or broadcast in 2014. The MACS … Continue reading

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He wrote the book…


Paul Weissler’s name is ubiquitous within MACS. He’s our senior technical correspondent and has been for the 35 years the Society has existed. His byline appears in literally hundreds of issues of MACS Service Reports, in the pages of ACTION™, … Continue reading

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