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Certifying and Maintaining Equipment

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This section provides basic information about Certification and Maintenance of equipment for shops licensed and regulated by BAR.

BAR Equipment Certification Process

Equipment used to perform smog checks in California must be certified by BAR before it can be used. This section contains information on how manufacturers can get their equipment certified for use in California.

Maintaining Your Equipment

As a shop owner, it is your responsibility to keep all required tools and equipment in proper working order. This section contains contact information for some equipment manufacturers, as well as some additional resources that may be helpful to you. You should contact the manufacturer of your equipment and tools for specific information on how they should be maintained.

WARNING! Maintenance of your equipment and tools is your responsibility. BAR does not provide specific maintenance information, and does not intervene in disputes.

For general questions regarding the smog check inspection program and/or equipment requirements, contact the BAR Service Desk, 866-860-8509.

For questions regarding billing for electronic transmission of smog inspections/certificates and/or Emissions Analyzer communication problems, contact SGS Testcom, 866-966-7664.