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Tesla launches Model X with an industry-first HVAC feature


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The long anticipated wait has finally come to an end. Tesla Motors has officially launched their newest, all electric drive vehicle Model X to a cheering crowd at the company’s Silicon Valley Tesla Factory … Continue reading

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A compressor repair story


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ASA Mechanical Division meets with NHTSA administrator


Left to right: Bob Wills, ASA mechanical division director, acting NHTSA administrator David Friedman, Bill Moss, ASA general director Photo: Howard Pitkow ASA leaders discuss vehicle safety inspection On May 29, 2014, a group of ASA’s mechanical division leadership met … Continue reading

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Hood Ornament Part 2


(photo: Mainly Art) by Jacques Gordon Last fall I wrote about a hood ornament that’s been hanging in a friend’s garage for years. We had been trying unsuccessfully to identify it, so I decided to ask you, our readers. One … Continue reading

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California Bill 994


by Jacques Gordon General Motors launched the industry’s first telematics system in 1997 when OnStar Corporation began connecting with Cadillac owners through cell phones built into their cars. A few years later, auto manufacturers and their suppliers began advertising telematics … Continue reading

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New Technician Training Curriculum


by Jacques Gordon At industry conventions I’ve attended over the past several years (MACS and others), the topic of technician training has come up frequently, especially in rooms filled with shop owners and technicians. Each time it comes up, the … Continue reading

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Right to Repair Advocates Reach National Agreement


January 22: A press release issued by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), the Association of Global Automakers (Global), the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), and the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality (CARE) today announced their collective acceptance of a … Continue reading

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Driving at 1degree above zero


By Marion Posen, MACS Staff I am at heart a Florida girl. Born and raised in St.Petersburg, FL but through marriage and career landed in suburban Philadelphia, PA.  Today was the first time in my life I had to leave … Continue reading

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Top Tier Gasoline


Check the fuel spec in your car’s owners manual by Jacques Gordon When an intake valve opens, it’s cooled by air rushing past on its way to the combustion chamber. Some of the oil vapor in that airflow (from crankcase … Continue reading

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Define a Good Shop


  by Jacques Gordon Recently I posed a question in the Industry Issues forum on iATN. If you’re not familiar with the International Automotive Technicians’ Network (www.iatn.net), check it out now. It’s a meeting place for some of the industry’s … Continue reading

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