About Us
Furgersons Garage
Furgerson's Automotive & Smog Training is North County's newest smog technician training program. We are offering Level 1, Level 2, BAR Specified, Update and Citation classes to automotive professionals wishing to obtain their Smog Inspector/Repair licenses through the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

We aim to provide the highest level of education and it's our goal to be instrumental in training new and existing technicians on the principles of inspection and repair of state required smog inspections. 

Our classroom is located at Furgerson's Garage in Encinitas, CA.
Our Instructors
Bryan Perrin
Bryan J. Perrin
BAR Certified Smog Training Instructor, ASE Master Certified Technician
Bryan Perrin has been in the automotive repair business for 35 years. He started working in service
stations and chain stores, giving him a diverse background in the automotive industry. During this time, he
attained a certificate of competence in Automotive Technology from Mira Costa Community College. He also became involved in the smog program... only in those days it was called MVPC (Motor Vehicle Pollution Control)
and then BAR 84. The cars smogged were much different than today.  He did 1955 and newer for change of
ownership and 1965 and newer for biannual inspection.

Over the next 20 years, Bryan became ASE certified in 24 different areas including Master certification in both Automotive and Medium/Heavy Duty. As time went on Bryan ended up managing several businesses and eventually he opened his own repair shop. He also had the opportunity to teach but family obligations brought that to an end. After 8 years of shop ownership, he decided to go back to what he truly enjoys, which is working on vehicles and teaching.

Since 2010 Bryan has been working full time as diagnostic technician and BAR certified instructor. Bryan
has also written several magazine articles, co-authored a book and had 2 update classes certified by the state of

Currently, Bryan works for Furgerson’s Garage and teaches for Furgerson’s Automotive and Smog
Training. He also participates as a subject matter expert for the California Bureau of Automotive Repair
and is contracted to provide technical training for the State’s Referees. As an enthusiast and being
passionate about training and sharing information, Bryan has also presented at the California
Automotive Teachers Association several times.
Richard Stratford
Richard Stratford
BAR Certified Smog Training Instructor, ASE Master Certified Technician
Richard Stratford has been in the automotive repair industry for over 30 years. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and also holds A9, F1, G1, X1 certifications. Rich is also a state certified A-Brake and Lamp Inspector and leads the industry in performing diagnostics on European, Asian and domestic vehicles.
For the past 15+ years, Rich has been an assistant/analyst for the research and development of fuel injection systems for F & B Throttle Bodies in Cardiff, CA.
After receiving his credentials as a BAR certified instructor in 2011, Rich went on to teach Level 1 Inspector Training and BAR Specified Diagnostic classes for California Institute of Auto Technology before joining the team at Furgerson’s Automotive and Smog Training.