A California bill that would have promoted longer engine oil drain intervals and placed further regulations on automotive service providers, including fast lubes, was vetoed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to a trade organization that opposed the measure.
The Automotive Oil Change Association said the governors veto of California Senate Bill 778 also took out a related proposal, Assembly Bill 873, which had been signed on Sept 30. AB 873 sought to regulate automotive service providers who supply certain minor services such as tire-changing, installation of car accessories, fluid changes and other adjustments performed by automotive repair dealers.
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