Auto Body Inspection Program

What is the Auto Body Inspection Program?

The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) Auto Body Inspection Program offers no-cost inspections of collision-related repairs to help ensure the safety of California motorists and their vehicles.

Why have my vehicle inspected?

Most collision repairs are hidden by the vehicle’s panels, so it can be hard to tell if repairs were performed correctly, or if they were done at all. The same can be true for salvage-titled vehicles that have been repaired and returned to service. Undetected deficiencies could reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle, putting the driver and passengers at risk, especially in another collision. A convenient, no-cost inspection can check if there are any issues.

How do I request an inspection?

Request an inspection online or call (866) 799-3811 toll-free. A BAR representative will contact you to schedule a date and time to perform the inspection at a location convenient for you.

What happens during the inspection?

The BAR representative will examine your vehicle and address any questions or concerns. If the repair invoice is available, the representative will verify that all repairs listed on the invoice were performed correctly.

What happens after the inspection?

If any issues are identified during the inspection, the representative will ask if you want to file a complaint to be investigated by BAR. You also may choose to report the problem to your insurance company.