Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Automotive Repair

Consumer Assistance Program

Phone
(866) 272-9642
(800) 952-5210
Eligibility

The vehicles that fail the free emissions test offered at the Tune In and Tune Up events are diagnosed with an emissions related failure at the smog shop OR vehicles that are found to be repairable will receive a voucher for repairs at a participating STAR Test and Repair station.

Fees
None
Services

The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) and is designed to help improve California's air quality. A consumer may retire a qualified vehicle and receive $1000. Consumers meeting low income eligibility requirements may receive $1500. In addition, CAP provides qualified consumers who own a vehicle that cannot pass its biennial (every other year) Smog Check inspection up to $500 in financial assistance toward emissions-related repairs.

NOTE: Financial assistance is subject to the availability of funds.


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