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MACS ACTION magazine honored with 7 IAMC awards


MACS ACTION™ magazine has been honored with seven medals for editorial excellence by the International Automotive Media Competition. The IAMC program recognizes and encourages excellence in all forms of automotive media from works published, aired, or broadcast in 2016. The MACS … 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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Ford dealers selling their first MPVs with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We learned about Ford’s plans to begin building the 2017 Escape with R-1234yf refrigerant during a meeting with their regional parts and service manager at the Philadelphia Auto Show back in January, and we … Continue reading

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The school year is ending, but career learning never stops!


MACS has been committed for many years to supporting the institutions and instructors who educate future generations of automotive technicians who will ensure these motorists can continue to safely enjoy the mobility that enriches our lives. Fortunately for MACS, we’re … Continue reading

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A great MACS training weekend in San Diego


MACS presented two days of training at Miramar College in San Diego. MACS Trainer Tom Potter presented a Section 609 certification class on Friday, May 20 and a heavy-duty and off-road truck mobile A/C class on Saturday, May 21.   … Continue reading

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Are you equipped with the right tools for mobile A/C repair?


View the May 2016 issue of award-winning MACS ACTION magazine

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Help MACS conduct our 2016 mobile A/C service survey


In 1990, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide established the first industry mobile air conditioning survey to profile vehicles serviced by independent service facilities. Since then the survey has been repeated periodically over a span of years, and the … Continue reading

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No, you cannot put R-134a into a HFO-1234yf system; here’s why…


We have received some questions about putting R-134a into HFO-1234yf system and here’s why you should not do that from EPA. From the 2015 EPA SNAP Final Rule: For vehicles for which the manufacturer counts air conditioning credits toward its … Continue reading

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Future gas workshops scheduled in Australasia


Australasia leading the world with future: gas seminars to help businesses prepare Cars entering Australasian market with new R-1234yf air conditioning refrigerant Workshops need to be ready with gas, equipment and training Industry-led future: gas seminar roadshow designed to broaden … Continue reading

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The right stuff


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir MACS president and chief operating officer Competition is fierce for today’s automotive service shop owner. It starts with the physical plant, equipment and the tools; service information for the ever-growing fleet of vehicles; well-trained, highly motivated … Continue reading

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