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GMC hits the road with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor It was during the general session meeting on Thursday morning at MACS 2016 Trade Show in Orlando that we first learned about GM’s intention to add several new vehicles to their lineup this year … Continue reading

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A small Δ in airflow = A BIG impact on A/C performance


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training Proper air flow across the heat exchangers in an air conditioning system is key to its being able to transfer heat efficiently. Problems with air flow can be caused by slow turning … Continue reading

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The latest on R-1234yf from MACS member Honeywell


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training Rick Winick, Business Director, leads the Honeywell Fluorine Products Automotive Refrigerants segment. Rick and his team work to ensure global automotive OEM and aftermarket customers can turn to Honeywell as their long-term … Continue reading

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A/C Groan


You may think that a bit of noise with the air conditioning turned on is not the highest priority item for a motorist. After all, if the car is running and the A/C is cooling, what’s the big deal? Well, … Continue reading

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Where have all the “leakers” gone?


By Ward Atkinson, MACS Technical Advisor It has been said that back in the days of R-12, A/C system engineers sometimes used “Band Aid” fixes to address A/C system issues. Speaking as one of those early engineers, there is some … Continue reading

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R-1234yf and other trends


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS President and Chief Operating Officer There’s no one better to talk to members of the service industry about R-1234yf than the folks at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The introduction of the “new” refrigerant began three … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz to equip first vehicle models with CO2 A/C systems


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor In order to comply with the legal provisions going into effect in 2017, Mercedes-Benz will equip its vehicles with air conditioning systems that meet all the relevant performance and safety requirements. The Stuttgart-based automobile … Continue reading

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Best new products of MACS 2016 Trade Show announced


An impartial panel of the automotive press determined four winners from the new products featured at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show held on Friday, February 12th at the Caribe Royale Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Chosen … Continue reading

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Break the A/C code at the MACS 2016 Training Event


Attend MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, February 11-13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale all-suite hotel and convention center in Orlando, FL and you’ll be able to take part in training classes like this: Lessons on Becoming a Forensic … Continue reading

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F.R.E.D. goes to tomorrowland at the MACS 2016 Training Event


Attend MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, February 11-13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale all-suite hotel and convention center in Orlando, FL and you’ll be able to take part in training classes like this: F.R.E.D. Goes to Tomorrowland: Telematics … Continue reading

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