The Bureau of Automotive Repair has a lot of power. They have a team of attorneys whose job is to enforce California‘s tough SMOG regulations. It may not “go your way”.
However, disputing a Bureau of Automotive Repair decision is not something that you can do on your own. Well, you could try, but it is very unlikely that you would get anywhere because the Bureau of Automotive Repair says that you have done something wrong, or not done something that you should have done, and as far as they are concerned that is the end of the matter. Job done!
A Bureau of Automotive Repair decision can put you out of business, whether you are a SMOG Shop owner, or a technician. In fact, if you have any sort of contact from the Bureau of Automotive Repair, you should contact an attorney immediately, and not just try to deal with it on your own. The chances of failure are far too high, and the risks too great.
Now, disputing a Bureau of Automotive Repair decision requires not just any attorney, but one who is a specialist in these matters. You can compare this with your own job. There is no way that you would recommend anyone to service or repair their vehicle themselves.
Fifty Years Ago, Yes
Fifty years ago, this would have been OK, and many people did service their cars at home in order to save money. But today, road vehicles have become far more complex, and a lot of expensive equipment is required to service them, along with a considerable amount of expertise. It’s not a job you can successfully carry out at home.
The same thing applies when it comes to disputing a Bureau of Automotive Repair decision. You need an expert who understands all the intricacies of the law and is able to take advantage of every word of it.
Better still, you might check out William Ferreira at Automotive Defense Specialists. Our name rather says it all. It is what we do. We defend automotive repair shop owners and technicians from the ravages of the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and we do it very well. We have been doing it for over ten years. In fact, we don’t do anything else.
We have one very big advantage, and that is that William Ferreira spent his early years as an auto technician, so not only does he fully understand the law, but he also fully understands all the technical aspects of auto repair. You could not have a better attorney on your side.