Automotive Defense Specialists Announces New Informational Video about California STAR Invalidation Appeals in the Age of Social Media

November 28, 2018 – Santa Clara, California. Automotive Defense Specialists, expert auto shop defense attorneys, are proud to release a new informative video on YouTube on so-called “STAR invalidations” from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. The STAR Program is an initiative by California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair for SMOG check stations that have to meet higher standards. A potential invalidation is an action that may result in a STAR Program station losing its license.

“A potential STAR invalidation action from the BAR doesn’t have to be the end of someone’s lucrative SMOG testing business. We can often win appeals, depending on circumstances,” explains attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “We released a video to share information with the auto shop community about STAR invalidation appeals and how they work. It’s a good first step should a station be threatened by a STAR invalidation appeal.”

Watch the Video

Interested parties can view the newly released video from Auto Defense Specialists on YouTube at
To review more details about STAR invalidation appeals, please visit the companion blog post at The reality is that no two situations are the same, so interested persons can reach out for a consultation with an attorney at

Information about STAR Invalidation Appeals for SMOG Techs Goes Viral

Here is the background for this release. Social media can be a tool for personal entertainment, instruction, or advice. A cute and entertaining cat video may go viral as an amusement, but it might not solv

How to Appeal a STAR Invalidation by California's Bureau of Automotive Repair

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e a particular problem. Persons searching for quick “how to” advice for any topic may find social media an easy to access resource for support and guidance. If a SMOG technician has questions about STAR invalidation appeals, an online video from an expert auto defense attorney could help.

For these reasons, Auto Defense Specialists, a team of expert attorneys defending SMOG shops against the Bureau of Automotive Repair has released an online video. YouTube has become an information source used by billions of people. A violation letter from the Bureau of Automotive Repair could set a SMOG technician into a panic. An easy-to-access video can provide details concerning STAR invalidation appeals. A violation letter from the Bureau of Automotive Repair might not result in losing a STAR certification. Quick information and swift action by an auto defense attorney might be the answer. For these reasons, Automotive Defense Specialists has released an informative new video to YouTube.


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.

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