Tag: Bureau of Automotive Repair

New State Laws and Regs Tweak Auto Shop Estimate, Authorization Processes

When it comes to authorizing work to be done on a vehicle, new regulations adopted by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) will allow automotive repair dealers to provide their customers with more ways to say “go.” BAR’s new electronic regulations allow consumers to authorize work to be done on their vehicles via text message,…

Search Warrant Served At Smog Station In Central Los Angeles

On Thursday, July 20, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive Repair, along with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, served a search warrant at Vernon Smog Star, a licensed Smog Check station, located at 1785 E. Vernon St, in the city of Los Angeles. The warrant comes as a continuation of…

April is National Car Care Month: Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

BAR’s resources help you get there According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, summer driving racks up 20 percent more miles than winter months. Staying on top of car maintenance is important all year long, but with April being National Car Care Month, DCA’s Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) uses the opportunity…

APRIL IS NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH – “Be Car Care Aware”

Winter is gone and Spring has sprung! In some parts of the state, spring often equates to rain and the unique road hazards that come with it, such as slick, wet roads.   April was chosen for National Car Care Month because it is the perfect time to check or replace tires, brakes and windshield wipers–to…

NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE PROFESSIONALS WEEK June 8 – 14, 2016

Since 2001, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has declared one week in June as National Automotive Service Professionals Week. This year, June 8 – 14, is the designated week for consumers to show their appreciation to the men and women who repair and help maintain the myriad of vehicles we depend on for…

Tips for Keeping Your Car and Family Safe: Winter Driving

Most Californians are fortunate to live in areas where the notion of “winterizing” our vehicles is not necessary, but winter driving season is near so keep reading if you live in or are planning to visit an area where the barometric pressure can take a sharp dive well before the winter solstice. The Department of…

ICYMI: Bureau of Automotive Repair Tests Counterfeit Airbags

As part of an investigation by ABC’s 20/20, the California Bureau of Automotive Repair was asked to test counterfeit airbags to demonstrate how dangerous they can be as illustrated in the video above. Please note no one was injured during this test. For the complete ABC 20/20 story, click here.

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