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    About BARA 

    The Bahamas Auto Repair Association (BARA) is a not –for– profit trade association formally organized April 19 2012 to represent the interests, common policies and purposes of companies engaged in providing automotive maintenance and repair services, their suppliers and related companies in the automotive industry when dealing with consumers. The main purpose of BARA is to provide consumer education programs like its Car Care Council Program (CCCP), and BARA Qualified Technician Program for the benefit of the consumer. BARA also provides  brochures for consumer education that deal with a variety of topics consumers have requested and that deal with their automotive maintenance and repair service experience.



    To strengthen the auto repairers network thereby enhancing the day to day shop operations in an effort to provide better customer service


    1 Organizing independent automotive repair shops so that they will become an overwhelming Choice  for repairs by the motoring public.

    2 Supporting its members by providing advance technical and management training at discounted rates

    3 To achieve better profitability and security within their businesses

    4 Providing its members with a legislative voice on issues affecting the independent automotive repair Industry within the Bahamas.

    5 Bara members will have the reputation for higher standards of quality and professionalism through Continuous training and education.

    6 The Bahamas Auto Repair Association  (BARA)  envision a unified partnership, working in unison to give Strength  to the independent automotive repair business within  the Bahamas.

                                                         CONSUMER TIPS

    Are you aware that BARA will assist you with inspections when purchasing a use vehicle?

    Are you aware that BARA requires its technicians to be trained and properly certified in oder to carry out repairs to your vehicle?

    Are you aware that in some cases you may have to pay out of pocket expenses because the insurance coverage you have may not be enough to cover the cost of your repair.


    BARA recommend that you always get a copy of the final bill sent to your insurance from the repairer. It is your right to know after all it is your claim.



    As the experts in repairing automobiles, customers rely on you to make right choices about every repair. The responsibility of determining how a vehicle will be repaired and performing a safe and proper repair is yours.

    Allowing any other entity to influence your professional judgement is something you should avoid.           


    Questions to ask your repairer.

    Will my vehicle be repaired with genuine parts authorized by the maker of my vehicle?

    How safe are imitation parts?

    Do you adhere to a code of ethics that recognizes me as the primary party interested in the repair?

    Do you belong to an insurance direct repair programme?

    Are you trained to carry out my repairs?

    Do you have any certification in your field?