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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

Continuing training is key to success


Changes in automotive technology invariably impact the service industry, and technicians who don’t keep up are finding fewer jobs they can do correctly and profitably. The impact is not “overnight.” But when the car is in your shop, you can’t just … Continue reading

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Would you like to have refrigerant charge amounts and oil specs in the palm of your hand?


Join the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide as a paid member and you’ll have access to our MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app with the MOTOR information refrigerant and oil specs ready to access through your mobile device! Watch the … Continue reading

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MACS to Hold Free Section 609 Certification Class at 2018 Training Event


The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will provide a free Section 609 certification class for up to 100 professional automotive technicians on Friday, February 16 at 1 p.m. EST at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center 8101 World … Continue reading

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Our struggle with compressor oil


January February 2018 ACTION Magazine One of the most troubling situations a shop technician faces is not being able to find critical service information needed to properly diagnose and repair a vehicle. This could be anything from torque specs and … Continue reading

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Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on January 24, 2018


Robinair is partnering with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for training and certification for up to 125 technicians on Wednesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?


By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman and CEO and President Rad Air Complete Car Care I know the value of a dollar – I couldn’t be in business otherwise – but a recent experience about both the dollar and escalating costs … Continue reading

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A season for thanks, giving and helping others


Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, along with the devastating fires in northern California, have severely impacted the lives of citizens living in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, California and Puerto Rico. The events are reported to be responsible for many lives lost, … Continue reading

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MACS reminds the aftermarket to be aware of changes to Section 609 requirements in 2018


Technicians who service mobile A/C systems and distributors who sell refrigerant need to be aware of new regulations effective on January 1, 2018 concerning the requirement of technicians to be Section 609 certified.   The final rule published November 2016 … Continue reading

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Flooded vehicle dangers-Nov/Dec ACTION magazine


Far more important than the automotive service world, floods related to Hurricane Harvey,  Irma, Jose and Maria have been responsible for taking dozens of lives and destroying the homes of thousands of citizens living in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto … Continue reading

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MACS Worldwide members can train their employees with MACS help


For many years the Society has published a monthly technical newsletter called the MSR (MACS Service Reports). If you’re a MACS member, then you’re probably familiar with receiving the MSR in your mailbox each month or online in your email. … Continue reading

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