Tag Archives: refrigerant

Should I stay or should I go?


By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman and CEO and President Rad Air Complete Car Care I know the value of a dollar – I couldn’t be in business otherwise – but a recent experience about both the dollar and escalating costs … 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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Flooded vehicle dangers-Nov/Dec ACTION magazine


Far more important than the automotive service world, floods related to Hurricane Harvey,  Irma, Jose and Maria have been responsible for taking dozens of lives and destroying the homes of thousands of citizens living in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto … Continue reading

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Join us at AC/cess 2018


If you need more reasons to escape from winter’s grasp and head for sunny Florida next February, I’ve got a bunch for you. MACS Worldwide will return to the Caribe Royale in Orlando Feb. 14 through 17, 2018. The event’s … Continue reading

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After January 1, 2018, Section 609 certification is required to purchase refrigerant


Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more. Distributors will be required to keep records of certified technicians purchasing refrigerant. Click … Continue reading

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Can you afford the fines for not complying with Section 609 certification?


The MACS office has received some questions recently on fines for violation of Section 608 and 609 noncompliance. Here are some answers: EPA assesses penalties for violations on a case-by-case basis, based on many factors outlined in EPA’s penalty calculation … Continue reading

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Velocity Channel’s John Gardner to deliver MACS 2018 Keynote Address


John Gardner, host of Tech Garage and Motorhead Garage on Velocity Channel, MAVTV and Chipola College automotive technology instructor will deliver the Keynote address at MACS 2018 Training Event on Thursday, February 15, 2017 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and … Continue reading

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EPA’s HFC Regulation Thrown Out by US Court


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On August 8, 2017, a US District Court of Appeals reversed a 2015 EPA rule which removed R-134a from their SNAP list of acceptable substitute refrigerants for newly manufactured passenger cars and light trucks … Continue reading

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MACS training with CSF in Rancho Cucamonga, CA September 15


MACS member, CSF of Rancho Cucamonga, CA have graciously opened their beautiful, new warehouse facility for a MACS Mobile A/C Best Practices clinic on Friday, September 15 from 9am-3pm. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide trainer Gary Villa will … Continue reading

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Tata Motors and MAHLE partner together to develop a prototype Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System on a vehicle


Tata Motors Limited and MAHLE, one of the world’s 20 largest suppliers to the automotive industry, have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System (SL–MAC), under the aegis of United Nations … Continue reading

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