DMV Dealer Continuing Education
Regulations of the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
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California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
You must register with the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) as an Automotive Repair Dealer (ARD) if your Dealership:
- Performs repairs that require mechanical expertise
- Performs repairs to a part of the vehicle essential to its safe operation
- 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