BAR by the Numbers
Licensing Summary as of June 30, 2020
|License1 Type||Number of Registrants/Licenses|
|Automotive Repair Dealer2||35,186|
|Smog Check Station||6,712|
|Smog Check Inspector/Repair Technician||20,942|
1 California Business and Professions Code section 23 defines "license" as a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by the code.
2 An automotive repair dealer holds a registration to conduct business in California.
3 A licensed Smog Check station holds a STAR certification if it meets certain performance criteria established in BAR regulations.
Complaint Trends (January - June 2020)
|Engine Repair and Performance
Repair, diagnosis, cooling systems, fuel systems, etc.
|General Repair and Maintenance
Brakes, suspension, steering, air conditioning/heat, etc.
Auto body repair, auto glass, etc.
Motorcycle repair, improper lien sales, etc.
Automatic transmission, manual transmission/clutch, etc.
Smog repair, test procedures, etc.
|Used Car Transactions||303||5%|