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[http://www.bar.ca.gov/01_ConsumerActivities/01_GettingSmogged/index.html '''Smog Fax''']<br>
 
  
[http://www.bar.ca.gov/pubwebquery/station/stationlist.aspx '''Smog Station look up''']<br>
 
  
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[http://www.bar.ca.gov/pubwebquery/station/stationlist.aspx '''Smog Station look up''']
  
  
<big>'''Smog Check Program'''</big><br>
 
  
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'''Smog Check Program'''
  
The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) has been SUSPENDED until July 1, 2012.  When the program resumes, it will offer two options to help California consumers whose vehicles fail their biennial (every other year) smog check.<br>
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The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) has been SUSPENDED until July 1, 2012.  When the program resumes, it will offer two options to help California consumers whose vehicles fail their biennial (every other year) smog check.
  
  
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[http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/01_CAP&GoldShield/Factsheets/Consumer_Assist_FAQs.html '''Consumer Assistance Program''']<br>
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[http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/01_CAP&GoldShield/Factsheets/Consumer_Assist_FAQs.html '''Consumer Assistance Program''']
  
  
'''Repair Assistance'''<br>
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'''Repair Assistance'''
Qualified motorists can receive up to $500 in emissions-related repairs through CAP’s Repair Assistance Program.<br>
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Qualified motorists can receive up to $500 in emissions-related repairs through CAP’s Repair Assistance Program.
 
   
 
   
  
'''Vehicle Retirement'''<br>
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'''Vehicle Retirement'''
The Vehicle Retirement Program is available to motorists who want to voluntarily retire their vehicle rather than repair it. Eligible consumers can receive $1000 in exchange for their vehicle.<br>
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The Vehicle Retirement Program is available to motorists who want to voluntarily retire their vehicle rather than repair it. Eligible consumers can receive $1000 in exchange for their vehicle.
  
 
   
 
   
[http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/01_CAP&GoldShield/GoldShield_Stations.html '''Gold Shield Program''']<br>
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[http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/01_CAP&GoldShield/GoldShield_Stations.html '''Gold Shield Program''']
The Gold Shield Program is designed to make the Smog Check Program more convenient for motorists. It allows a licensed Smog Check station, which meets higher performance standards, to provide a variety of inspection and repair services to California motorists. In addition to its regular smog check inspection and repair services, Gold Shield stations can inspect and certify Directed Vehicles as indicated on the DMV renewal notice, issue certificates to Gross Polluters, and perform state subsidized repairs.<br>
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The Gold Shield Program is designed to make the Smog Check Program more convenient for motorists. It allows a licensed Smog Check station, which meets higher performance standards, to provide a variety of inspection and repair services to California motorists. In addition to its regular smog check inspection and repair services, Gold Shield stations can inspect and certify Directed Vehicles as indicated on the DMV renewal notice, issue certificates to Gross Polluters, and perform state subsidized repairs.
  
  
'''Enforcement'''<br>
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'''Enforcement'''
 
BAR's Enforcement team investigates general auto repair complaints and ensures that shops comply with Smog Check statutes. Each year BAR handles more than 14,800 complaints relating to auto repair and/or Smog Check inspections. BAR staff checks out every complaint and negotiates with the shop on the consumer's behalf to achieve a mutual agreeable resolution. The bulk of complaints are resolved by mediation. Each year BAR returns over $6.3 million to California consumers in the form of direct refunds, rework, or adjustments.
 
BAR's Enforcement team investigates general auto repair complaints and ensures that shops comply with Smog Check statutes. Each year BAR handles more than 14,800 complaints relating to auto repair and/or Smog Check inspections. BAR staff checks out every complaint and negotiates with the shop on the consumer's behalf to achieve a mutual agreeable resolution. The bulk of complaints are resolved by mediation. Each year BAR returns over $6.3 million to California consumers in the form of direct refunds, rework, or adjustments.
  
  
[http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/02_SmogCheck/TestOnly_Directed_Vehicles.html '''Directed Vehicles''']<br>
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[http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/02_SmogCheck/TestOnly_Directed_Vehicles.html '''Directed Vehicles''']
In order to comply with state law, the California Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Automotive Repair (DCA/BAR) directs a portion of the vehicles registered in Enhanced Smog Check Areas to Test-Only or Gold Shield stations. Enhanced Areas are those parts of the state with "serious", "severe", or "extreme" ozone pollution problems. Test-Only facilities are licensed Smog Check stations that, by law, are only allowed sell gas caps or to test cars; they cannot repair them. Directed Vehicles may receive their initial inspections at Gold Shield stations. Any needed repairs must be performed at a Smog Check station designated either as a Test-Repair or Gold Shield station.<br>
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In order to comply with state law, the California Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Automotive Repair (DCA/BAR) directs a portion of the vehicles registered in Enhanced Smog Check Areas to Test-Only or Gold Shield stations. Enhanced Areas are those parts of the state with "serious", "severe", or "extreme" ozone pollution problems. Test-Only facilities are licensed Smog Check stations that, by law, are only allowed sell gas caps or to test cars; they cannot repair them. Directed Vehicles may receive their initial inspections at Gold Shield stations. Any needed repairs must be performed at a Smog Check station designated either as a Test-Repair or Gold Shield station.
  
  
  
'''Fleet Operations'''<br>
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'''Fleet Operations'''
Government Fleets: Federal, State, County, City, and Special District agencies are required to participate in the Smog Check Program. The Federal Clean Air Act and the California Health and Safety Code, Section 44019, mandates that all affected vehicles receive a smog check inspection. These requirements include vehicles classified as emergency equipment. For a description of an affected vehicle see the “Information Sheet” in the Resources column to the right. Smog testing of vehicles owned by the Federal Government are addressed in ET Blast # 10641. For testing vehicles owned by Military Personnel refer to ET Blast # 10661.<br>
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Government Fleets: Federal, State, County, City, and Special District agencies are required to participate in the Smog Check Program. The Federal Clean Air Act and the California Health and Safety Code, Section 44019, mandates that all affected vehicles receive a smog check inspection. These requirements include vehicles classified as emergency equipment. For a description of an affected vehicle see the “Information Sheet” in the Resources column to the right. Smog testing of vehicles owned by the Federal Government are addressed in ET Blast # 10641. For testing vehicles owned by Military Personnel refer to ET Blast # 10661.
  
  
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   [[file:green_arrow.jpg|link=http://www.dca.ca.gov/consumer/links_federal.shtml|Directory of Federal Agencies]]
 
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   [[file:green_dca.jpg|link=http://www.dca.ca.gov/|Return to DCA Home Page]]
 
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Revision as of 22:53, 17 September 2019

001 - Auto Repair Program

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Smog Station look up


Smog Check Program


The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) has been SUSPENDED until July 1, 2012. When the program resumes, it will offer two options to help California consumers whose vehicles fail their biennial (every other year) smog check.


The Economic Hardship Extention program will be offered to low income drivers until CAP is available in July 2012.


Consumer Assistance Program


Repair Assistance Qualified motorists can receive up to $500 in emissions-related repairs through CAP’s Repair Assistance Program.


Vehicle Retirement The Vehicle Retirement Program is available to motorists who want to voluntarily retire their vehicle rather than repair it. Eligible consumers can receive $1000 in exchange for their vehicle.


Gold Shield Program The Gold Shield Program is designed to make the Smog Check Program more convenient for motorists. It allows a licensed Smog Check station, which meets higher performance standards, to provide a variety of inspection and repair services to California motorists. In addition to its regular smog check inspection and repair services, Gold Shield stations can inspect and certify Directed Vehicles as indicated on the DMV renewal notice, issue certificates to Gross Polluters, and perform state subsidized repairs.


Enforcement BAR's Enforcement team investigates general auto repair complaints and ensures that shops comply with Smog Check statutes. Each year BAR handles more than 14,800 complaints relating to auto repair and/or Smog Check inspections. BAR staff checks out every complaint and negotiates with the shop on the consumer's behalf to achieve a mutual agreeable resolution. The bulk of complaints are resolved by mediation. Each year BAR returns over $6.3 million to California consumers in the form of direct refunds, rework, or adjustments.


Directed Vehicles In order to comply with state law, the California Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Automotive Repair (DCA/BAR) directs a portion of the vehicles registered in Enhanced Smog Check Areas to Test-Only or Gold Shield stations. Enhanced Areas are those parts of the state with "serious", "severe", or "extreme" ozone pollution problems. Test-Only facilities are licensed Smog Check stations that, by law, are only allowed sell gas caps or to test cars; they cannot repair them. Directed Vehicles may receive their initial inspections at Gold Shield stations. Any needed repairs must be performed at a Smog Check station designated either as a Test-Repair or Gold Shield station.


Fleet Operations Government Fleets: Federal, State, County, City, and Special District agencies are required to participate in the Smog Check Program. The Federal Clean Air Act and the California Health and Safety Code, Section 44019, mandates that all affected vehicles receive a smog check inspection. These requirements include vehicles classified as emergency equipment. For a description of an affected vehicle see the “Information Sheet” in the Resources column to the right. Smog testing of vehicles owned by the Federal Government are addressed in ET Blast # 10641. For testing vehicles owned by Military Personnel refer to ET Blast # 10661.




Consumer Resource & Referral Guide

    Consumer Resource & Referral Guide
  Directory of State Agencies 
    Directory of State Agencies
  Directory of Federal Agencies
    Directory of Federal Agencies 
  Return to DCA Home Page
    Return to DCA Home Page