Recent debates on Grassroots Motorsports forum has made regulations prohibit people to repair cars at home in Sacramento County, California, US attention.
As a rule, people here are allowed to make minor repairs to cars at home, on the condition of the vehicle that is people who live there. This provision specifies that the repair work, including replacing parts such as brakes, gently degrees, changing the oil and oil filter, tire change … and not done outdoors if the fix makes the car not can start the engine for more than 24 hours.
The repair work is not in the category “Minor repairs” would be considered a major repair, or maintenance of vehicles, and will be banned from performing at home, whether they are inside the closed garage or outdoors.
Sacramento County also prohibits individuals perform car repairs that have to use instruments not commonly found in the home. These regulations are supposedly too vague, confusing, controversial.
For example, a person can perform minor repairs to vehicles such as replacing brake pads of an old Chevy Camaro because it is included in the list are allowed to correct at home. However, because the Camaro uses drum brakes, an old technology often no longer apply to the new model cars (instead of disc brakes), need to use different types of instruments are not that common in the family to remove the brake . Violates the regulations on the use of instrument repair.
Therefore, many argued that this provision essentially banning all types of minor repairs, limiting the opening of the small car repair shop at home. And this makes the car players are not satisfied. A member of Grassroots Motorsports, said the forum was fined 430 USD for violating this provision.
Website published regulations on to explain that the introduction this law is for reasons of environment and finance:
“The chemicals related to the repair of automobiles can pollute the environment and threaten the health community. in addition, this activity increases the flow of traffic and landscape bad, can affect real estate prices. ”
Whatever the real reason is, people who play car also unhappy because they are not allowed to fix the car and the car in his own house.