Tag: Citation

When you run a SMOG shop it seems that you are under constant threat from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. From the point of view of someone in your business, it would appear that the BAR is constantly out to “get” you one way or another.

If you're a Harrison Ford fan, you've probably seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. Are you aware of that great scene when Harrison is "under attack" by a very aggressive man, who twirls his sword this way, and that way, all very dramatically? Harrison looks a little afraid, and then calmly brings out his gun [...]
Okay, you know that old adage that if you don't have something good to say but don't say anything at all? Photo credit: Eric__I_E via Foter.com / CC BY Well, that is good advice. As attorneys who represent station owners and technicians in disputes with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, here in California, we would [...]
As a law firm active in Bureau of Automotive Repair defense cases, we get a lot of inquiries from Station Owners who have received a so-called citation from the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Now, if you have received one of these, you best action is to reach out for a consultation - as every situation [...]
Here's a news alert.  You may already know that the Bureau of Automotive Repair issued a letter on January 7, 2015 , that, beginning March 9, 2015, SMOG check stations must use an OBD inspection system to test the following vehicles: 2000 and newer model-year gasoline power vehicles (unless over 14,000 lbs. GVWR or those without [...]