June 25, 2016 - Sacramento, California. Automotive Defense Specialists, a California law firm of attorneys defending against Bureau of Automotive Repair citations, accusations, and letters, has announced an important post to its blog on ISO (Interim Suspension Order) problems vis-a-vis the Bureau of Automotive Repair. The confluence of computer data acquisition technologies and data discrepancies [...]
The Bureau of Automotive Repair is an agency of the California State Government, and as an agency, it loves to throw around acronyms and bureaucratize. It's enough to drive a station owner, operator, or technician crazy - there seems to be an acronym for everything, and a new twist or turn that can get even [...]
Many SMOG stations and STAR Program participants are expressing concerning over the regulatory environment between the BAR97 machine and the newer OIS (On-board Diagnostic Inspection System) machine, especially controversy as to when each machine is required to be used. In some situations, the Bureau of Automotive Repair can express concerns about the proper or improper use of [...]
Automotive Defense Specialists, led by William Ferreira, a top Bureau of Automotive Repair defense attorney at, has issued an alert on their blog concerning confusion concerning BAR 97 vs. BAR-OIS actions taken by the Bureau of Automotive Repair in California. SMOG Check stations and participants in the STAR Program may be receiving citations concerning the [...]