Department of Consumer Affairs / Bureau of Automotive Repair

Consumer Assistance Program

Phone
(866) 272-9642 (Consumer Assistance Program )
(800) 952-5210 (General Consumer Information Center)
Eligibility

To review eligibility requirements and apply, visit www.bar.ca.gov.

Fees
None
Services

The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) offers eligible consumers repair assistance and vehicle retirement options to help improve California's air quality. Eligible consumers may receive up to $1,200 in emissions-related repairs at a STAR test-and-repair station if their vehicle fails its biennial Smog Check inspection. Eligible consumers may receive either $1,500 or $1,000 to retire their operational vehicle at a BAR-contracted dismantler site.

Note: Participation is based on meeting eligibility requirements and the availability of funds each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).


Hours
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding state holidays.
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