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§ 3372.1. Price Advertising.

16 CA ADC § 3372.1Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 33. Bureau of Automotive Repair
Chapter 1. Automotive Repair Dealers and Official Stations and Adjusters
Article 9. False or Misleading Statements and Advertising
16 CCR § 3372.1
§ 3372.1. Price Advertising.
An automotive repair dealer shall not advertise automotive service at a price which is misleading. Price advertising is misleading in circumstances which include but are not limited to the following:
(a) The automotive repair dealer does not intend to sell the advertised service at the advertised price but intends to entice the consumer into a more costly transaction; or
(b) The advertisement for service has the capacity to mislead the public as to the extent that anticipated parts, labor or other services are included in the advertised price; or
(c) The advertisement for service or repair has the capacity to mislead the public as to the need for additional related parts, labor or other services; or
(d) The automotive repair dealer knows or should know that the advertised service cannot usually be performed in a good and workmanlike manner without additional parts, services or labor; provided, however, that an advertisement which clearly and conspicuously discloses that additional labor, parts or services are often needed will, to that extent, not be regarded as misleading. Any such disclosure statement shall indicate that many instances of performance of the service involve extra cost and, if the automotive dealer reasonably expects that the extra cost will be more than 25% of the advertised costs, that the extra cost may be substantial. The type size of the disclosure statement shall be at least ½ the type size used in the advertised price and the statement shall either be shown near the price or shall be prominently footnoted through use of an asterisk or similar reference.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 9882 and 9884.19, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 9884.7, 9884.19 and 17500, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 3-28-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 13).
This database is current through 11/18/22 Register 2022, No. 46.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 3372.1, 16 CA ADC § 3372.1
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