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    DMV Dealer Continuing Education

    Regulations of the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)

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    California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)

    California Bureau of Automotive RepairYou must register with the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) as an Automotive Repair Dealer (ARD) if your Dealership:

    1. Performs repairs that require mechanical expertise
    2. Performs repairs to a part of the vehicle essential to its safe operation
    3. Receives compensation for any repair (including body repair work)

    Some “minor” repairs are permitted without BAR registration including:

    • Repairs made as part of a business agreement between a Dealer and a business 
    • Repairing or replacing tires, lubricating vehicles, installing bulbs, batteries, wiper blades and minor accessories.
    • Cleaning, adjusting, and replacing spark plugs, replacing fan belts, oil, and air filters
    • Other services customarily performed by gasoline service stations

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