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Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBTAP)

The Small Business Technical Assistance Program offers technical assistance to the automotive service and repair industry. SBTAP coordinates technician training, provides testing and repair information to technicians, and works to solve vehicle repair issues.
  • We coordinate technician training, provide testing and repair information to technicians and work to solve vehicle repair issues.
  • The program aims to improve emissions-related repairs, thus achieving better air quality.
  • The program is guided by industry experts who serve on a Diagnostic and Repair Advisory Committee.
  • The committee includes representatives of the automotive service and repair industry, tool and equipment manufacturers and automotive training providers.
Registered repair facilities
  • We maintain a network of registered repair facilities in the Denver Metro and North Front Range areas.. Registered repair facilities receive:
    • A sign and banner advertising their registered status.
    • A monthly repair effectiveness report card.
    • A quarterly repair newsletter.
    • Specific-vehicle repair-related information that targets "hard-to fix" vehicles.
    • Priority access to their own repair-related Air Care Colorado website.
  • Registered repair facilities are listed in “The Emissions Repair Guide,” a publication given to drivers whose vehicles fail an emissions test in metro Denver.
    • The guide ranks facilities in order of their Repair Effectiveness Index.
    • You can use the guide to select repair facilities that have a proven record of repairing emissions-related failures.
Consumer Assistance for Repairs and Service (CARS) Program
  • Helps reduce emissions from vehicles that fail emissions tests.
  • Provides you and repair facilities with current, accurate information on the emissions repair process.
  • Investigates consumer issues and problems within the inspection and repair process.
  • Develops solutions to inspection and repair problems.


To learn more about the CARS program, please contact: 

Bill Haan 
Air Care Colorado