In support of its consumer protection mandate, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) mediates complaints and investigates violations of the Automotive Repair Act and related laws and regulations. Depending on the nature and severity of confirmed violations, BAR may issue a citation that may contain an order of abatement or, in some cases, refer the matter to the Office of the Attorney General to file an accusation, which could result in formal discipline against the licensee. Through investigations and the formal discipline process, BAR's enforcement operations support business activities by ensuring a fair and competitive automotive repair and Smog Check marketplace for all stakeholders.
Beginning with this issue of the Automotive Repair and Smog Check newsletter, BAR is providing information on recent enforcement actions in an all-new online format. The new format allows users to search and filter information by action type, license type, and/or date. Users can also access and view related disciplinary documents. To start your search, visit BAR’s Enforcement Actions page.