SB 778 (Allen) - Motor Oil Change Notification

Summary: SB 778 would prevent automotive repair shops from deceiving and misleading consumers with recommendations for unnecessary and costly oil changes.

Position and Status: SB 778 is sponsored by CAW. 

  • Passed the legislature August 29th, 2016
  • Vetoed by the Governor September 30th, 2016

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Description: SB 778 is authored by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica). This bill would require that motor oil change shops follow the oil drain interval specified in the customer vehicle owner’s manual when recommending the date or mileage for the next oil change and that recommendations be reflected in the form of a window sticker or other means. 

CAW Staff Contacts: Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422

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Organizations Supporting SB 778:

Californians Against Waste (Sponsor)
Automotive Oil Change Association
Biosynthetic Technologies
California League of Conservation Voters
California Product Stewardship Council
CarMax Auto Superstores
Clean Water Action
Consumer Federation of California
Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety
Natural Resources Defense Council
Northern California Recycling Association
Oil Changers, Inc.
Sierra Club California
LA County Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force
The Solid Waste Association of North America
Tri-CED Community Recycling
Wildcoast Costasalvaje