Category Archives: Automotive training

R-1234yf at the 2017 PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS has been keeping up with the roll-out of R-1234yf refrigerant for several years now, and as expected the 2017 model year has extended HFO’s reach into several more models and with more manufacturers … Continue reading

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Gen 2 Ridgeline cools with R-1234yf


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The 2017 Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned and brought back in June 2016 following a short 2 year production hiatus. Like other manufacturers who are introducing new … Continue reading

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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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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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MACS Mobile A/C Best Practices Class – October 21 Dallas Area


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More in common with an IT specialist


“…more than 30 hours of information, education and training…” Continue reading

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Denso uses A/C to alert drowsy drivers


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The basic technology has been around for a while now, going back at least 10 years on Toyota and some luxury car brands such as Mercedes, Lexus and Volvo, but this new concept by … Continue reading

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Registration is now open for MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show


 Registration is now open for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide 2017 Training Event and Trade Show to take place February 15-18 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA. The 2017 MACS Training Event theme is Mobile A/C: Global Service … Continue reading

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What does desiccant look like after 16 years?


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We’ve all heard this word before, probably for the first time during one of our HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) classes when we were aspiring young technicians still in high school, college or … Continue reading

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A/C Groan


You may think that a bit of noise with the air conditioning turned on is not the highest priority item for a motorist. After all, if the car is running and the A/C is cooling, what’s the big deal? Well, … Continue reading

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