Category Archives: Mobile Air Conditioning

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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Meet Jeff Schultz of Schrader Pacific


By Marion J Posen, MACS VP member relations and marketing Everyone knows the Schrader valve; it’s been around since 1893, and has been used in A/C systems since we haven’t had to open the car windows to stay cool. But … Continue reading

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2018 MACS Service Information Survey


The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) was organized to serve the mobile air conditioning industry. MACS’ charter and mission are communication and education. To achieve these goals, the Society has developed training programs and coordinated information between the air conditioning … Continue reading

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Do you know your HVAC components?


  The first part of any good under-hood inspection should include a label check. The labels below provide us with refrigerant charge specifications to correlate to the OE specifications found in service information. Notice the specifications for the R-1234yf charge … Continue reading

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Spin-On Coolant Filters


By Chris Tyson, MACS Heavy Duty Contributor While rarely seen in automotive and light truck systems, engine coolant filters (sometimes called water filters) can be found on many over-the-road, heavy duty truck and off-road engine cooling system applications. While most … Continue reading

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Are you ready for A/C season?


This is the MACS blog site if you are looking for the MACS main website click here. Repair shops – one question: Are you prepared for A/C season 2018? Circle the right answer: YES – NO What do you mean … 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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Tariffs: A two-edged sword


By Keith Leonard, Esquire. While not for the first (or the last) time in United States history, the current administration has announced the imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum (though not as to steel and aluminum imported from … Continue reading

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The mobile A/C industry on display


The MACS trade show has always been something special among automotive service exhibitions.  It’s a place where you see parts, tools and equipment for mobile climate control and vehicle cooling systems that you won’t see elsewhere.  And you usually first … Continue reading

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Seeking yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training MACS has been tracking refrigerant use by vehicle manufacturers for quite some time and, as expected for the 2018 model year, we have seen a few more manufacturers choose to change over … Continue reading

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