Tip # 3
California Department of
Consumers Affairs requires auto repair businesses to be registered with the ''Bureau
of Automotive Repairs''. Every auto repair shop must pay a moderate annual renewal
fee to remain registered '' in accordance with the automotive repair act of 1971''.
One of the stipulations of this act requires shops to display this sign that
explains the customer's legal rights. Ronald Reagan at that time was the Governor
of California, as evidenced on the lower portion of this sign. Only early examples
of this sign mention Reagans name.
Recently an addition was included which states the '' Bureau's internet website"
as being ''www.autorepairs.ca gov '', for additional information or assistance.
I strongly recommend for anyone seeking automotive repairs to choose a proprietor
that displays this plaque! It protects you from unscrupulous business practices and
is mandatory by the State of California.
Incidently, just because a business displays this sign, it doesn't mean it is
registered. Anybody can make or buy a sign. The business is also required to post
in a conspicuous location, their current registration certificate, business license
and resale license. ALL must be in public view. Every California auto repair shop
must possess a valid B.A.R. registration number.