Category Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

What is MACS membership? Why should I join?


Membership in the Mobile  Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide means you pay a fee annually to receive all of our publications and  benefits, such as our Mobile A/C Diagnostics App, access to a helpline, health insurance, business insurance, discounts on … Continue reading

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Helpful tactics to minimize the spread of Covid-19 in your service and repair shop


By Bill Snow, Radair Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH With today’s concern about being exposed to COVID-19 shop owners need to take additional steps to protect their team members and their clients.  In states that have issued a stay at … Continue reading

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Vehicle power management and HVAC


September/ October 2019 ACTION Magazine Vehicle power management and climate control In the case of many late model vehicles, there are more and more systems utilizing electrical power management strategies than ever before. The wrong battery or, worse, generator installed … Continue reading

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The time for mandatory Section 609 recertification is now


The new refrigerant purchasing rules that took effect January 1, 2018 have had service shops, distributors and the MACS office in an uproar. At the MACS office, the faxes, emails, phone calls and mail deliveries never stop. Every technician wants … 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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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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After January 1, 2018, Section 609 certification is required to purchase refrigerant


Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more. Distributors will be required to keep records of certified technicians purchasing refrigerant. Click … Continue reading

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Tata Motors and MAHLE partner together to develop a prototype Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System on a vehicle


Tata Motors Limited and MAHLE, one of the world’s 20 largest suppliers to the automotive industry, have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System (SL–MAC), under the aegis of United Nations … 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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