Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBTAP)

The Small Business Technical Assistance Program offers technical assistance to the automotive service and repair industry.
  • 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 metro Denver. 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 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.