a mechanic repairing a consumers car

Car Repairs

Auto repair shops must be registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair. You must be given a written estimate before repairs are made.

Car Repairs

The law requires all auto repair shops to be registered with the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair. Call them at (800) 952-5210 or check this website to see if a shop is registered.

A repair shop must give you a written estimate before it makes any repairs. The repair shop cannot charge you more than the estimate without your permission.

To find a reliable repair shop, ask your friends or neighbors to recommend one.

If you have problems with a repair shop or want to learn about your rights, contact the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair at (800) 952-5210.

The same office is also in charge of the California Smog Check program. If you have questions about your Smog Check, call (800) 952-5210.

Civil Code 2982, 1632, 1794.41

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Last change: March 4, 2024

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