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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 20.3. Automotive Repair [9880 - 9889.68]

  ( Chapter 20.3 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1578. )

ARTICLE 6. Lamp and Brake Adjusting Stations [9888.1 - 9888.4]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1433, Sec. 3. )


As used in this chapter:

(a) “Station” means a lamp adjusting station or a brake adjusting station.

(b) “Licensed station” means a station licensed by the bureau pursuant to this chapter.

(c)  “Licensed adjuster” means a person licensed by the bureau for adjusting lamps in licensed lamp adjusting stations or for adjusting brakes in licensed brake adjusting stations.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1433, Sec. 4.)


The director shall adopt regulations which prescribe the equipment and other qualifications of any station as a condition to licensing the station as an official station for adjusting lamps or brakes and shall prescribe the qualifications of adjusters employed therein.

After consulting with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the director may, by regulation, approve testing and calibrating equipment, which is capable of measuring or calibrating the standards imposed by statute and by rules and regulations, for use in official stations, and may approve the testing laboratories and the equipment they use to certify the performance of testing and calibrating equipment.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1433, Sec. 5.)


No person shall operate an “official” lamp or brake adjusting station unless a license therefor has been issued by the director. No person shall issue, or cause or permit to be issued, any certificate purporting to be an official lamp adjustment certificate unless he or she is a licensed lamp adjuster or an official brake adjustment certificate unless he or she is a licensed brake adjuster.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1433, Sec. 6.)


An owner of a fleet of three or more vehicles who is not an interstate carrier may be licensed by the director as a licensed station, if the owner complies with the rules and regulations of the bureau. Those fleet owner stations shall not certify the adjustment of lamps or brakes except on vehicles which constitute the owner’s fleet.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1433, Sec. 7.)

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