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08Aug

  The first part of any good under-hood inspection should include a label check. The labels below provide us with refrigerant charge specifications to correlate to the OE specifications found…

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06Jun

This is the MACS blog site if you are looking for the MACS main website click here. Repair shops – one question: Are you prepared for A/C season 2018? Circle…

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04Apr

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training MACS has been tracking refrigerant use by vehicle manufacturers for quite some time and, as expected for the 2018 model year, we…

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12Dec

January February 2018 ACTION Magazine One of the most troubling situations a shop technician faces is not being able to find critical service information needed to properly diagnose and repair…

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12Dec

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…

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09Sep

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…

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08Aug

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…

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07Jul

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…

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06Jun

July/August 2017 MACS ACTION Magazine It’s been said that cleanliness is next to godliness. This can also be considered gospel when servicing heavy duty (HD) and over-the-road (OTR) refrigeration. These…

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03Mar

By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training One of my favorite childhood toys was an electric race track set, but more fun than playing with it was taking apart…

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02Feb

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS has been keeping up with the roll-out of R-1234yf refrigerant for several years now, and as expected the 2017 model year has extended…

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11Nov

By Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill  Note: The information in this article is the current overview as collected by Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill from industry and regulatory sources. It…

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