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The mobile A/C industry on display


The MACS trade show has always been something special among automotive service exhibitions.  It’s a place where you see parts, tools and equipment for mobile climate control and vehicle cooling systems that you won’t see elsewhere.  And you usually first … Continue reading

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Section 609 certification frequently asked questions


The MACS office continues to experience a high volume of telephone calls regarding questions about Section 609 certification. Please read through the list of questions and answers below before calling the MACS office. Thank-you This is the MACS  wordpress blog, … Continue reading

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MACS reminds the aftermarket to be aware of changes to Section 609 requirements in 2018


Technicians who service mobile A/C systems and distributors who sell refrigerant need to be aware of new regulations effective on January 1, 2018 concerning the requirement of technicians to be Section 609 certified.   The final rule published November 2016 … 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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Regulating recharge


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training Summertime is here, and that means many shops are feeling the full heat of A/C season. With temperatures rising, customers seeking cool rides, and to help them out (and keep their profits … Continue reading

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


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What is new in the Section 609 Program?


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When you assign an A/C job to a non specialist


If your shop’s A/C  specialist is busy and you want to get the diagnosis started, you can assign the preliminaries to any technician in the shop. Here is what GM asks a technician to be able to provide when he … Continue reading

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Accurate refrigerant charge is essential


No automotive A/C  refrigeration system is completely tight, and cooling performance can  be marginal when the refrigerant charge is not correct. On today’s small capacity systems, that’s just a few ounces. One study showed that just a slightly low charge … Continue reading

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MACS mobile A/C training clinics are on!


Sixty automotive professionals took time out of their busy lives to attend MACS 2014 Mobile A/C Update Clinic at MACS Training facility in Lansdale, PA on Thursday, March 27th. Everyone shared a dinner of pizza, salad and other assorted goodies … Continue reading

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