Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Post on Fighting the Bureau of Automotive Repair in California

Los Angeles, California – August 12, 2020. Automotive Defense Specialists, a legal team of highly-trained defense attorneys representing SMOG shops, station owners, and technicians in the auto repair industry at is proud to announce a new post on fighting the Bureau of Automotive Repair. dispute a Bureau of Automotive Repair decisionUnfortunately, many SMOG technicians, auto repair shops, and SMOG station owners are intimidated when facing a citation or action from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. The new post explains the importance of hiring an attorney to handle any dispute that may originate with the California regulatory agency.

“Many station owners and technicians are intimidated by any type of formal notice from the State of California,'” explained attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. “Our new post explains the importance of hiring legal counsel when one wants to dispute an action by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.”

Station owners and SMOG technicians can review the newly updated post at The post explains that the employees of the Bureau of Automotive Repair are not bad people. But they can be zealous in what they see as enforcing California’s draconian SMOG laws against SMOG technicians, SMOG shops, and Auto Repair Facilities. They just want to get a result and they don’t necessarily care how much they spend to get it. That is why any person or company receiving an official notice from them may need a Bureau of Automotive Repair attorney on their side. Going it alone might be cheaper in the short run, but, as the post explains, it can be quite costly in the long run.


Here is the background on this release. California has the most aggressive SMOG regulations in the country. This is a historic fact which grew out of the state’s car culture coupled with its unique climate. The cold air from the Pacific blows in and meets the hot desert air; in the Los Angeles basin this created many opportunities for unhealthy SMOG in Los Angeles and surrounding California cities. For this reason, the State took action in the 1960s and 1970s through regulation. Automobiles are required to be smogged every other year. An entire industry was born, and along with it the Bureau of Automotive Repair. This regulatory agency now aggressively enforces a byzantine system of rules and regulations and in many cases may be very aggressive vis-a-vis a technician, SMOG station, ro auto repair shop. As the post explains, they may be tempted to “go it alone,” but in so doing my risk losing their license or facing a heavy fine. A better course of action is to work with a trained attorney who understands the law and can represent one’s rights.


Automotive Repair Specialists is a top law firm of Bureau of Automotive Repair defense attorneys. The firm represents auto repair facilities, SMOG check stations, and technicians in every facet of their legal needs, including accusations from the Bureau of Auto Repair, STAR license invalidations, and STAR invalidation appeals. Contacting a top auto defense lawyer and consulting with attorneys after initial contact can provide the best strategy for fighting back.


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