Auto Repair

Print

From time to time, you may want to service or repair your car or truck at home. To do this, you must be aware of the City regulations that govern this type of work. These regulations were enacted to protect the health, safety and appearance of residential neighborhoods.

The following are a number of frequently asked questions and answers about repairing vehicles at home:

Can I repair my vehicle at home?

Can I store my vehicle(s) on the driveway while I do these repairs?

Can I store my vehicle on the street?

Can I work on my vehicle in the street or on my front yard?

Can I dump used motor oil on my property or into the storm drain?

Can I sell my vehicle from home?

Can I repair my vehicle at home?

Yes. Minor repairs may be done at home provided all work is conducted upon vehicles owned by the property owner or resident, and is done within an enclosed structure (e.g. garage) or behind a five-foot high wall or opaque fence.

Can I store my vehicle(s) on the driveway while I do minor repairs?

Yes. However, inoperable vehicles can only be stored on the driveway for 72 hours. If the vehicle is not repaired within 72 hours, the inoperable vehicle must be stored in the garage or out of public view.

Can I store my vehicle on the street?

No. However, vehicles are allowed to be parked on the street for a maximum of 72 consecutive hours, as long as it is operable and licensed. Vehicles left on the street for longer than 72 consecutive hours may be tagged and towed away by the Chino PD.

Can I work on my vehicle in the street or on my front yard?

No. Vehicle repair is not allowed on the street, parkways (the area between the sidewalk and the curb), sidewalk or front lawn. All work must be done on the driveway, inside the garage or outside of public view.

Can I dump used motor oil on my property or into the storm drain?

No. Dumping waste oil and other hazardous wastes is harmful to our environment. The dumping of motor oil and other hazardous materials (coolant, paint, solvents, etc.) is not allowed on private property, in the gutter or in the storm drains. Illegal dumping on your property or storm drain can result in fines of up to $10,000. For additional information, contact the Public Works Environmental Coordinator at (909) 334-3423 or the Public Works general information line at (909) 334-3265.

Can I sell my vehicle from home?

Yes. You may sell your vehicle from your home, but commercial auto sales, leasing, rentals and auto brokering are not permitted. Vehicles may be displayed on a driveway, but not on a parkway, sidewalk or street.