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WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

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REAL PURPOSE OF DMV BRAKE AND LAMP-LIGHT INSPECTION

DMV BRAKE AND LAMP INSPECTION PROCEDURES

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THE CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR  ALSO KNOWN AS “B.A.R.” IS A DIVISION OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS. IT WAS FORMED IN THE EARLY 1970’S AND IT’S PRIMARY MISSION WAS TO HELP PROTECT THE HEALTH OF ALL CALIFORNIAN’S WITH ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SMOG CHECK PROGRAM, WHICH BEGAN IMPLEMENTATION IN 1984. ANOTHER MISSION WAS THE CREATION OF REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALMOST EVERY AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR FACILITY OPERATING IN CALIFORNIA

INITIALLY, THE SMOG CHECK PROGRAM WAS OPERATED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND CONSISTED OF EMISSION TESTING AT CENTRALIZED FACILITIES. LATER ON, THE TESTING AND REPAIR RESPONSIBILITIES WERE TURNED OVER TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR WITH B.A.R. OVERSIGHT

BESIDES CREATING THE REGULATIONS FOR, AND OVERSIGHT OF, THE SMOG CHECK PROGRAM AND STATIONS, “B.A.R.” CREATED REGULATIONS AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR OFFICIAL LICENSED BRAKE AND LAMP STATIONS

B.A.R. ALSO ADMINISTERS THE SMOG REPAIR ASSISTANCE AND VOLUNTARY VEHICLE RETIREMENT PROGRAM KNOWN AS THE CAP PROGRAM TO GIVE CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS OPTIONS WHEN CONFRONTED WITH A FAILING VEHICLE.

 

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