Tag Archives: automotive

GM’s first Chinese-built crossover at Buick dealers now


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor During a trip earlier this month to Bergey’s Buick GMC in Franconia Township (Souderton), PA, MACS was fortunate enough to be shown their newest Robinair R/R/R machine for use with R-1234yf refrigerant as well … Continue reading

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Antique air by Denso, circa 1973


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Regular readers of the MACS WordPress BLOG know that we’ve been out and about lately, hunting down those vehicles that are new to the streets with R-1234yf refrigerant. Our travels this week brought us … Continue reading

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More in common with an IT specialist


“…more than 30 hours of information, education and training…” Continue reading

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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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Close Watch


  by Jacques Gordon The 2013 Lexus GS 350 has Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and Emergency Braking Assist. The former operates an actuator in the steering column to adjust steering ratio according to vehicle speed, while the later increases … Continue reading

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Short memory


by Jacques Gordon This spring, top management at General Motors began dealing with a scandal that has prompted them to make big changes within the company. For over a decade, GM sold vehicles with a defect that was known to … Continue reading

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Are we ready?


by Jacques Gordon To great media fanfare, Google has just unveiled the Verge, a self-driving car that the company says “isn’t a car, it’s the future.” Although that future is still a few (very few) years away, the Verge is … Continue reading

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Everyday Scope Use


Do you have an automotive oscilloscope gathering dust in your shop? Are you aware that the high-dollar scan tool in your toolbox is also equipped with a multi-channel scope? Do you have any idea of the time and effort a … Continue reading

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Air Bag Recall


Knowledge is protection by Jacques Gordon. Managing editor, ACTION Magazine You’ve probably heard about the air bag recall. Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda are recalling  over 3 million 2000 to 2004 models to repair air bag systems. The problem is … Continue reading

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