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§ 3321. Brake Adjusting Station Operation and Equipment Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 33. Bureau of Automotive Repair
Chapter 1. Automotive Repair Dealers and Official Stations and Adjusters
Article 4. Official Brake Adjusting Stations
16 CCR § 3321
§ 3321. Brake Adjusting Station Operation and Equipment Requirements.
The operation of official brake adjusting stations shall be subject to the following provisions:
(a) Each station shall be equipped with the following tools according to the class of station.
(1) All stations shall be equipped with:
(A) Suitable hand tools.
(B) A brake drum diameter gauge capable of measuring increments of 0.005 inch.
(C) A disc brake rotor thickness gauge capable of measuring increments of 0.001 inch.
(D) A disc brake rotor runout gauge capable of measuring increments of 0.001 inch.
(E) Brake lining gauges capable of measuring thickness of remaining usable brake lining either in fractions of an inch or in percentage of lining remaining.
(F) Torque wrenches capable of measuring torsion in accordance with vehicle manufacturer's installation and adjustment specifications.
(2) Class A and B stations shall be equipped with:
(A) A vacuum brake test kit with a gauge capable of measuring in inches of mercury
(B) An airbrake pressure test gauge accurate to +1 psi.
(b) Each station shall maintain in a location readily accessible to its licensed adjusters a current copy of the following:
(1) The bureau'sHandbook for Brake Adjusters and Stations, referenced in subsection (a) of Section 3305 of this Chapter.
(2) All appropriate and current standards, specifications, directives, manuals, bulletins, and instructions issued by motor vehicle, brake, and brake equipment manufacturers that are applicable to vehicles for which the station adjusts brakes.
(3) Service manuals and operating instructions issued by the manufacturers for all brake inspection tools, instruments, machines, devices and equipment used by the station.
(c) Effective April 1, 1999, licensed stations shall purchase certificates of adjustment from the bureau for a fee of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) and shall not purchase or otherwise obtain such certificates from any other source. A licensed station shall not sell or otherwise transfer unused certificates of adjustment. Full payment is required at the time certificates are ordered. Certificates are not exchangeable following delivery. Issuance of a brake adjustment certificate shall be in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) When a brake adjustment certificate is issued to an applicant for an authorized emergency vehicle permit, the certificate shall certify that the vehicle has been road-tested and that the entire braking system meets all requirements of the Vehicle Code and bureau regulations.
(2) Where the entire brake system on any vehicle has been inspected or tested and found to be in compliance with all requirements of the Vehicle Code and bureau regulations, and the vehicle has been road-tested, the certificate shall certify that the entire system meets all such requirements.
(3) When a customer asks for a certificate of brake adjustment in conjunction with clearance of an enforcement form, the adjuster may, if requested, inspect and certify only the portion of the brake system specified as defective on the enforcement form. Where the entire system has not been tested or inspected or one or more defects have been corrected, the certificate shall indicate which tests or inspections have been performed, or which defect or defects have been corrected.
(4) A certificate shall be valid for 90 days after its issuance to a consumer.
(d) After correcting specified defects, official brake adjusters shall certify that defects indicated on citations or other enforcement forms have been corrected.
(1) The adjuster shall inform the customer of any other defective conditions present or likely to occur in the future, which have come to the adjuster's attention in conjunction with inspection of the vehicle and correction of specified defects. The adjuster shall inform the customer of the percentage of braking material left on pads/shoes, as appropriate.
(2) If the customer does not authorize additional repairs to correct other defects found during the inspection, the adjuster shall certify that only the specific defects listed on the enforcement form have been corrected.
(3) Only a licensed adjuster employed at an official adjusting station may sign an enforcement form as an official adjuster. The adjuster's license number, the license class, and the official station license number shall be included with the signature.
(4) Certification by a licensed adjuster on an enforcement form that a violation has been corrected shall include the date of correction, the station's and the adjuster's license numbers, and the adjuster's signature.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 9882, 9887.1 and 9888.2, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 9887.1, 9888.2 and 9889.16, Business and Professions Code; and Section 40616, Vehicle Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 8-16-73 as an emergency, effective upon filing (Register 73, No. 33).
2. Certificate of Compliance filed 12-4-73 (Register 73, No. 49).
3. Amendment filed 12-23-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 52).
4. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-20-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 43).
5. Amendment filed 2-22-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 9).
6. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 7-12-85; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 85, No. 28).
7. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 3-28-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 13).
8. New subsection (c)(4) filed 10-23-91; operative 11-22-91 (Register 92, No. 35).
9. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 4-1-99; operative 4-1-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 14).
10. Amendment of section heading and section filed 1-23-2007; operative 2-22-2007 (Register 2007, No. 4).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
16 CCR § 3321, 16 CA ADC § 3321
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