Category Archives: Electrical/Electronic

Engine cooling fans-enough time?


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The hottest days of summer are the most taxing on an engine cooling system. Drivers run their air conditioners to stay cool, which makes the system work even harder, particularly when driving in humid … Continue reading

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Blower motors are essential to proper HVAC performance


The blower motor can make or break HVAC performance. Solid blower motor troubleshooting, along with an attention to detail, will help ensure that your customer’s HVAC system performs properly, the way the carmaker originally intended. When diagnosing HVAC issues, keep … Continue reading

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Hybrid and battery electric vehicle A/C


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Internal combustion engines have powered our transportation for decades, including the cars and trucks we drive each day. Over the years we’ve seen attempts to build vehicles that run on something out of the … 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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Repeat blower motor issue


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor An old boss of mine used to have a saying that goes something like: I ain’t got time to be doing the same thing two and three times! In fact, I can still picture … Continue reading

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They don’t build ’em like they used to


By Andrew Ross, publisher Jobber News Magazine, Canada Note: Andrew Ross was kind enough to share his April 2016 editorial for Jobber News with us. We have reprinted it on the MACS blog with the permission of Jobber News and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for A/C repair season


  By Andy Fiffick, Chairman and CEO MACS Worldwide , Owner Rad-Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH Getting (and keeping) our shops “service-ready” is a moving target – one that changes not only with each new season, but daily. We … Continue reading

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Best new products of MACS 2016 Trade Show announced


An impartial panel of the automotive press determined four winners from the new products featured at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show held on Friday, February 12th at the Caribe Royale Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Chosen … Continue reading

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What will I learn at MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show?


Attend MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, February 11-13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale all-suite hotel and convention center in Orlando, FL and you’ll be able to take part in training classes like this: Mastering Electrical Troubleshooting   |   Peter Meier … Continue reading

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See these new products at the MACS 2016 Trade Show!


  Check out the following new products at the MACS 2016 Trade Show, February 11th-13th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. All info here. New AirSept A/C blend door repair tool     AirSept’s new A/C blend door repair tool allows repair … Continue reading

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