COVID19 Coalition Letter FINAL

Good day, this moved fast and furious today, and the Executive Board was in tow the entire time to ensure we covered the key areas that needed to be addressed in this Coalition letter to member of Congress. We appreciate the work that Joanna Johnson, from the Oil Changers Association and Kristi Babb did to initiate and facilitate this coalition ... Read More »

13th Mar 2020
BAR Initiates Disciplinary Action Against Nine Smog Check Stations Engaged in Fraud

BAR is actively going after shops that are running fraudulent Smog Checks, which is what’s prompting them to change the DAD unit and adding biometrics with a palm reader for the Smog Technicians and there will be other changes coming. See attached press release. BAR NEWS RELEASE Bureau of Automotive Repair Initiates Disciplinary Action ... Read More »

25th Feb 2020
BAR Advisory Recap – January 23, 2020

Our vision is to have a positive image in the market place with our consumers, industry and government and create an environment where all stakeholders benefit from our collective efforts. BAR News Release: Clunker Cars Repurposed in the Classroom The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has issued a news release on the new Cars for Schools ... Read More »

28th Jan 2020
Monthly Update ALERT! Dec. 2019 1 of 2

Our vision is to have a positive image in the market place with our consumers, industry and government and create an environment where all stakeholders benefit from our collective efforts.   Monthly Update ALERT! Dec. ... Read More »

18th Dec 2019
Monthly Update ALERT! Dec. 2019 2 of 2

Monthly SPOTLIGHT! Repair Orders: Get it Right by Writing it Right "Write it Clear and Keep it Clear"    Hello Industry Members:   With this installment of our series on “Get It Right by Writing It Right” we are focusing on Invoices. During this series of articles, we have been looking ... Read More »

8th Dec 2019
Fall 2019 Automotive Repair and Smog Check Newsletter

Good day, We wanted to share the latest edition of BAR’s Automotive Repair and Smog Check Newsletter, which is now available in a new online format and we included a PDF version as well. We wanted to share the newsletter with everyone, as I had worked with Chief Dorais after Bob Barkhouse passed away because Chief Dorais wanted to honor him in ... Read More »

19th Nov 2019
California Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration

This information is being provided as a courtesy to our members by CalABC Board Treasurer Nikki Ayers with IAPA and The Law Offices of Alex Craigie.  Employment law, made simple. October 31, 2019 Employment Law Bulletin California Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Employment Claims On October 10, 2019, ... Read More »

4th Nov 2019
This is not your Father’s EPA - New Enforcement of EPA Regulations - Final Sweeps Period 2019

Good day,  On a quick reminder, we’re into the last TV sweeps period that runs from October 31 – November 27, 2019.  Since this has been a very high-profile issue of late in California, we wanted to pass along Sam Celly’s article on the disposal of hazardous waste and the fines that are being levied against the automotive repair ... Read More »

4th Nov 2019
Industry Alert! Pep Boys Settlement Lessons Learned

Our vision is to have a positive image in the market place with our consumers, industry and government and create an environment where all stakeholders benefit from our collective efforts.   Industry ... Read More »

3rd Oct 2019
CalABC Monthly Update Alert Oct 2019 Page 1

Our vision is to have a positive image in the market place with our consumers, industry and government and create an environment where all stakeholders benefit from our collective efforts.   Monthly Update ALERT! Sept ... Read More »

1st Oct 2019