not only do we stock gas caps , we sell them . For all of you very helpful people out there , I was trying to help Z with his question .But thanks for all the help . I have been in this business for 12 years including being owner so get off my jock .
okay Fiendfx , you got a point , but how about those old cars that BAR EXpects to visually fail for a cracked hose once in a while ?I am not saying fail every car for your own svfr . that would not be honest . On the other hand when you have a faithful and loyal clientel they probably were your customers two years before in which case your FPR will probably take a small plunge . But will probably be back after repairs anyhow .
Other Z did your smog volume increase? My svfr use to be 20% firm throughout a year. Now thanks to more advertising my volume increased almost double, I still fail around the same of cars as I use to, but now with more vehicles I inspect and more are passing my svfr is at 10%.
So facts man I believe that if we compare geographic station data of SVFR we will get a pricing model of how price affects results? Would be interesting to chart price and SVFR comparison. I guess that would be doing the BAR work for them? But somebody has to!!!!!!
I've wondered the same thing, but don't know. It should count for your SVFR because it did in fact fail, you were simply allowed to repair it before the final result was rendered. Having ultimately certified it, I imagine you could expect to be on the FuPR hook for it going forward. Like I said though, I don't know if that's the case, or not.
5.6 Will my Similar Vehicle Failure Rate (SVFR) be affected if I replace a failing fuel cap in the middle of an inspection and then pass the vehicle?
Smog Check inspectors have the option to replace leaking fuel caps mid-inspection in order to avoid having to fail the vehicle when the sole reason for the Smog Check failure is the fuel cap. When this occurs, and the inspector indicates that the fuel cap was replaced during the test, the SVFR performance measure will treat the inspection as though the fuel cap failed the leak-down portion of the inspection. Thus, while the official result for the inspection was a pass, replacing the cap mid-inspection will not affect a station's SVFR.
Good research, BlueSky! I read 5.6 and forgot it, but you jogged my memory. What is NOT answered explicitly is the FuPR effect on the tech who passed it two years ago, although I think it would be safe to assume that he or she gets the FuPR shaft for a follow-up fail.
If a cap fails, fail it and tell them to go buy one. Sometimes if my fails are good for the day/week I change them during the inspection but if I'm low on fails I fail the car first. Only satisfactory way imo.