By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training If you were Section 609 certified before 2015 and you’re scrambling to find your card to buy refrigerant this Spring that’s fine, but after you calm down and get a shiny new … Continue reading
Longtime MACS member Gus Swensen serviced this 1957 Bentley yesterday, he got their A/C back in shape at Cool Car Auto Air of Columbus, GA.
By Chris Tyson, MACS Heavy Duty Contributor Our fleet includes more than 180 pieces of equipment, and while we implemented a periodic inspection program many years ago, there are still times when job requirements make it impractical or inefficient to … Continue reading
By Dave Hobbs, MACS Technical Correspondent Ethylene glycol (EG) was green back when I was a young tech, and its formula is fairly obsolete now. Its technical name is IAT (Inorganic Additive Technology), which contained Borates, Phosphates and Silicates. Silicates … Continue reading
By Paul Weissler, MACS Senior Technical Correspondent Every engineering group of every car company wants exclusivity, and that often extends down to the smallest things. Then the corporate purchasing teams for the parts departments look them over and decide there … Continue reading
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
Changes in automotive technology invariably impact the service industry, and technicians who don’t keep up are finding fewer jobs they can do correctly and profitably. The impact is not “overnight.” But when the car is in your shop, you can’t just … Continue reading
Registration opens Tuesday, September 5, 2017 for the February 14-18, 2018 Event in Orlando, FL. Complete details at this link.
MACS member, Mahle Service Solutions located in York, PA has graciously opened its manufacturing facility for a MACS Section 609 Certification class on Thursday, October 5 from 2pm-5pm. Also, on Friday, October 6 MACS and Mahle will host a MACS … Continue reading
Radiator leaks are nothing new, and some technicians may initially blame a faulty part, poor construction or shoddy workmanship during installation when a leaker shows up in their bay, particularly when it’s a later model vehicle that has failed. But … Continue reading