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Keeping pace with change


We have been hearing about the evolving and expanding roles of air conditioning and cooling as technology continues to develop. A couple examples will appear in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to be released this fall. When in Drag … Continue reading

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Radiator service and repair in March ACTION magazine


Your engine’s cooling system has an enormous job to do. In fact not just one job, but many jobs shared amongst several other systems. Its main purpose is to absorb excess heat generated by the engine, cool the transmission fluid … Continue reading

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Watching R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber MACS Manager of Service Training Many of the service shops and technicians we talk to about vehicles using refrigerant 1234yf are only just starting to get requests for service help, in particular from body shops with vehicles … Continue reading

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Getting ready for A/C repair season


  By Andy Fiffick, Chairman and CEO MACS Worldwide , Owner Rad-Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH Getting (and keeping) our shops “service-ready” is a moving target – one that changes not only with each new season, but daily. We … Continue reading

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Rotten heater clamps


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Owners of 1998-2002 Ford U Platform SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles, such as the Lincoln Navigator / Ford Expedition) may notice coolant leaking from around the left rear corner of the vehicle. The cause may … Continue reading

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You don’t see that everyday!


While taking in the sights around Denver, Colorado last week we decided to drive up Mt. Evans for the thrill of being at 14,000 feet above sea level. There is also something wondrous about switchback roads at high elevation with … Continue reading

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Are you using the right tool for your A/C job?


The annual MACS trade show, held in Orlando this year, may appear to have been just rows and rows of product displays. But a stroll-and-stop approach at manufacturers’ exhibits proved it to be just as much a technical training event … Continue reading

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Best cars? Check the weather


By Keith Leonard, ESQ If you happen to live in or near San Diego (its last snowfall was on December 13, 1967), Miami (January 19, 1977), or Phoenix (December 9, 1985), your choice of a particular vehicle will not likely … Continue reading

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Gas mileage vs. temperature


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Drivers across the US have been enjoying the recently lower prices at the pump which we’ve been seeing now for the past few months. In fact, it seems that week after week the pump … Continue reading

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U.S. fuel economy reaches all-time high


New vehicles achieved an all-time-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency announced. Model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg)  — a 0.5 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of … Continue reading

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