File a Complaint

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) mediates and investigates complaints related to automotive repair transactions between auto shops and consumers. If you have concerns about a shop’s work or service and cannot resolve those issues with the shop's management, we encourage you to file a complaint.

BAR has jurisdiction to mediate and investigate complaints involving:

  • Auto repairs and services
  • Smog Check inspections
  • Tire repairs or installation
  • Repairs performed by a tow company or storage lot
  • Extended warranty or service contract disputes involving automotive repairs performed by a new or used car dealership
  • Unlicensed and fraudulent activity

Person Filing Complaint

Complaint Filed Against

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Details of Complaint

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