What’s Up With California’s “New” Exhaust Noise Bill



Although the “new” bill affecting exhaust noise went into effect January 1st, it’s actually been the law for several years…just not well enforced. Basically, if your car weighs less than 6,000 lbs. and you have a modified exhaust it needs to register less than 95 decibels. The new amendment allows police to fine violating drivers immediately instead of giving them a chance to fix it. So if you’re a CA resident and have a car 1976 and newer with an exhaust that police may notice, a fine may be headed your way.