With summer now upon us, Sacramento County officials are reminding residents that it’s a violation of zoning codes to use your driveway or garage to make major car repairs. The County’s Ken Casparis says you’re still able to legally perform routine maintenance:
Casparis says the rules are in place because the chemicals involved in major auto repairs can pollute neighborhoods and pose health risks. Car repairs also increase vehicle traffic which can negatively affect property values. Violators can face fines ranging into the hundreds of dollars.