Consumer Assistance Program Operations Manual

The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) offers eligible consumers repair assistance and vehicle retirement options to help improve California's air quality. The repair assistance option offers income-eligible consumers assistance towards emissions-related repairs at a STAR test-and-repair station if their vehicle fails its Smog Check inspection.

STAR test-and-repair stations providing repair assistance services operate under an agreement with BAR and must comply with the provisions of the CAP Operations Manual.

CAP Operations Manual