Category Archives: Automotive

Last call to register for the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp


The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide is sponsoring the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp with Dr. Mark Quarto in partnership with FutureTech Auto at the MACS training center in Lansdale, PA September 16-20, 2019. Top auto repair shops need to learn … Continue reading

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Finding yf (2019 Refrigerant Update)


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor (May 20, 2019) ©2019 Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide As part of our continuing effort to document the industry’s changeover to R-1234yf, MACS once again attended the Philadelphia Auto Show to see the new … Continue reading

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Are you making the most of your equipment?


Independent garages have been slow to make the investment in equipment to work on R-1234yf systems, and many car dealers’ service departments couldn’t be happier about that.  When the car manufacturers, whose products they sell, began the changeover, new recovery/recycle/recharge … Continue reading

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Are you ready for A/C season?


Reviewing the fundamentals: Pressures We started out with a brief review of A/C system pressure testing order to build up to the major point of the class which was the effect of variable displacement compressor solenoids on temperature and pressure … Continue reading

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Do you know how to find coolant leaks?


Finding Coolant Leaks Some days, around this time of year, it feels like all we do is chase down coolant leaks. Maybe that has something to do with weather patterns and large swings in ambient temperature. It may also relate … Continue reading

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Technician training yields competitive edge


“Current technologies for thermal management systems are changing and becoming ever more complex,” explained Peter Bradley in his presentation at MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show titled, Future Trends in Thermal Management Systems. Bradley, head of technical service for … Continue reading

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Join us at AC/cess 2018


If you need more reasons to escape from winter’s grasp and head for sunny Florida next February, I’ve got a bunch for you. MACS Worldwide will return to the Caribe Royale in Orlando Feb. 14 through 17, 2018. The event’s … Continue reading

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MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app is now available for download for MACS members


In response to MACS member needs and changing technology MACS has partnered with Shiftmobility to create the MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app for use on mobile devices. The app will include access to the MACS Service Reports and ACTION Magazine … Continue reading

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MACS membership, what’s in it for me?


The top reasons to become a member of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Why I should I join the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide? What’s in it for me? The answers are simple: information, networking and training. … Continue reading

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While my water pump gently weeps…apologies to George Harrison


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Most modern engines use some type of water pump to circulate antifreeze through the engine and heat exchangers to regulate operating temperature. Many of the engine-driven pumps contain shaft seals that are lubricated … Continue reading

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