CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) provides financial assistance for qualified
owners whose vehicles fail their biennial (every-other-year) Smog Check.
What kind of financial assistance is available?
CAP offers two options for consumers whose vehicles fail their biennial Smog Check:
Repair Assistance Program
Qualified motorists can receive up to $500 in emissions-related repairs to help their vehicles pass their Smog Check inspection. DO NOT REPAIR YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOU ARE APPROVED FOR THE REPAIR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM!
Vehicle Retirement Program
This Program is available to motorists who want to voluntarily retire their vehicle rather than repair it. Eligible consumers receive $1,000 in exchange for their vehicle. Approved vehicles must be driven to one of the state’s authorized dismantlers and pass a visual and operational inspection before the car is purchased and crushed.
Application for the CAP program could be find here: