Category Archives: Training

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

Posted in #1234yf, #off road vehicles, ACtion Magazine, Automotive training, Electrical/Electronic, Environmental Protection Agency, Mobile Air Conditioning, Refrigerants, Training | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #1234yf, Automotive, Automotive training, Electrical/Electronic, MACS Member, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The future is electric!


June ACTION 2019 Hybrid and electric vehicle air conditioning compressor hardware, power controls and diagnostics For more than 15 years, hybrid and electric vehicles have been using electric air conditioning compressors.  The reason for the use of these air conditioning … Continue reading

Posted in #1234yf, ACtion Magazine, Automotive training, Electrical/Electronic, Hybrid, Refrigerants, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in #1234yf, #off road vehicles, ACtion Magazine, Automotive, Hybrid, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automotive, Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive training, MACS Member, MACS Training Event, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #1234yf, ACtion Magazine, Automotive Aftermarket, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #1234yf, ACtion Magazine, MACS Member, MACS Training Event, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in #1234yf, ACtion Magazine, Automotive training, MACS Member, Mobile Air Conditioning, Refrigerants, Training | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Section 609 important information


If you still have questions about Section 609 certification please review our list of frequently asked questions by clicking here.    

Posted in #1234yf, #off road vehicles, Automotive training, Hybrid, MACS Member, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Leave a comment

MACS Training Clinic in Watertown, SD


Many thanks to MACS member Lake Area Technical Institute for hosting a capacity crowd at their training center Friday, March 23 for a MACS mobile A/C heavy duty best practices class. MACS training classes are happening all Spring see the … Continue reading

Posted in #1234yf, #off road vehicles, Automotive Aftermarket, MACS Member, Mobile Air Conditioning, Training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment