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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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