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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

Servicing R-1234yf Mobile A/C Systems-A MACS Whitepaper


 Download the MACS whitepaper  on Servicing R-1234yf Mobile Air Conditioning Systems, all the service and repair information you need to know. Revised 11/17/16 If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be! Become a member and … Continue reading

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Changing regulations is no simple matter


By Keith Leonard, ESQ Regulations play an integral role in all of our lives. It is impossible to imagine driving a vehicle without regulations governing driving behavior. Without such regulations, every time you drive could, perhaps be, an accident waiting … Continue reading

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Retrofitting R-1234yf mobile air conditioning systems is prohibited


By Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill  Note: The information in this article is the current overview as collected by Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill from industry and regulatory sources. It is not intended to provide all possible issues covering any … Continue reading

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A good news story for veteran’s day!


Longtime MACS member Jim Atkinson of Car Repair Company, Scottsdale, AZ worked with the Southwest Auto Foundation to help a U.S. veteran and his family receive reliable transportation. Iraq veteran Scott Farnsworth returned from active duty and purchased a Ford … Continue reading

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Read all about it! November/December ACTION has a lot of information for you


Inside the November-December 2016 issue of MACS ACTION Magazine: The MACS 2017 Training Event Training classes California here we come Retrofitting R-1234yf mobile A/C systems is prohibited MACS 2017 Trade Show Exhibitors New Products and Services  Download the entire issue!

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MACS mobile A/C field service study 2016


MACS has tracked the mobile air conditioning field service experience for many years to identify trends that may assist members to align their business with current developments and plan for future changes. The most recent survey conducted by MACS sought … Continue reading

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Keeping the facts straight on R-1234yf


Whenever something new happens in our industry there can be misinformation. To make sure you are receiving accurate information on what is happening with R-1234yf stay in touch with news from the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide. Here is … Continue reading

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Countries Agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris


The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at … Continue reading

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MACS Section 609 Certification Test Class-Wed. Nov 9


More and more cars are being produced with R-1234yf. Do you know how to safely and legally handle the refrigerant? Take the time to learn at MACS Section 609 certification class Wednesday, November 9 at 3pm at MACS Training Center 225 … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Malibu keeps you cool with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor GM was the first manufacturer to sell a vehicle in the United States that uses the new R-1234yf refrigerant when they came out with the Cadillac XTS in 2012 as a 2013 model. Since … Continue reading

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