Automotive Defense Specialists, a Law Firm of Defense Lawyers Working Against the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Announces Key Posts to their Blog

Santa Monica, California – July 30, 2018. Automotive Defense Specialists, a leading California law firm with defense attorneys working to support SMOG check stations, technicians, and participants in the STAR program against the Bureau of Automotive Repair, is proud to announce new blog posts for summer, 2018.

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The posts focus on timely issues such as a “violation letter” from the Bureau of Automotive repair and so-called “SMOG check defeat devices” which are increasingly a problem in the industry.

“We’ve noticed a rise in SMOG check defeat devices, which may allow an unqualified car to pass a SMOG test,” explained attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “The new posts explain this problem and others for honest station owners and technicians in the SMOG check industry, and remind SMOG check shops to be vigilant. A SMOG check defeat device can cause lots of trouble for a hard-working shop.”

Interested persons can review the new blog posts for Automotive Defense on the blog. Blog topics include: SMOG check defeat devices, how to deal with undercover cars and handling a citation from the Bureau of Automotive repair. The SMOG check community is advised to seek out an attorney if being investigated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Auto shop technicians seeking an attorney in a dispute with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, either civil, administrative or criminal, should visit the following link for more information:


Here is background on this release. It can take a California technician years to learn how to run an auto repair and SMOG station smoothly. A STAR certification may indicate a SMOG shop is fully-trained for SMOG testing. It can take more time for a technician to attain on-the-job experience and learn the issues not noted during training. For a STAR certified SMOG shop, devious tactics can affect the outcome of an above-board SMOG inspection. If a SMOG violation letter has been received, it may be helpful to contact a Bureau of Automotive Repair lawyer knowledgeable in defeat devices.

For these reasons, Automotive Defense Specialists have announced several new blog posts for summer. SMOG check defeat devices have risen in popularity among deceitful dealerships. A technician with a high STAR score may not know how easily a defeat device can help a bad car pass a SMOG test. A technician could end up punished due to the shifty behavior of a used car dealership, dishonest consumer, or undercover car. A Bureau of Automotive Repair lawyer skilled in the tactics of shifty auto shops and undercover cars may have answers. New posts have highlighted the use of SMOG check defeat devices and how a professional SMOG shop can be blamed. It can be important to learn a SMOG accusation letter may not be the fault of a technician. Sly tactics under the hood created by a used auto dealer would be undetected by normal SMOG testing tools. A Bureau of Automotive Repair lawyer can help alert technicians to the deception.


Automotive Defense Specialists is a top law firm representing auto repair facilities, SMOG check stations, and technicians in every facet of their legal needs including Bureau of Automotive Repair letters, citations, and invalidations. The company offers phone consultations to auto shops, mechanics, technicians and others who are facing disciplinary actions from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.

Tel. (415) 392-2886

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