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 the Fall BAR Newsletter.

Bob Barkhouse was one of our founding members at CalABC and longtime supporter of the vocational education, the developer of the ATTS Program (Automotive Technician Teaching Standards) and the automotive repair industry in general.  

Articles featured in the Fall 2019 edition include:

  • Advanced Vehicle Safety Technologies
  • Permanent Diagnostic Trouble Codes
  • Smog Check Station Enrollment with OnCore
  • Updated BAR-97 Equipment
  • Government Vehicle Smog Checks
  • Cars for Schools Program
  • BAR Joins Nationwide Safety Recall Outreach Effort
  • Mitigation of Illegal Street Racing
  • Maintain Your ASE Certifications with New Application
  • Department of Consumer Affairs Open Data Portal
  • Unsafe Used Tires
  • Legislation Update
  • Remembering Robert “Bob” Barkhouse
  • BAR by the Numbers
  • Disciplinary Actions

For more information or to view previous editions, visit

Bureau of Automotive Repair

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 Johan M Gallo
Executive Director

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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