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Consumer Assistance Program
10949 North Mather Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Toll Free (866) 272-9642


Funding is no longer available for Option 2 of the Vehicle Retirement Program.

All applications for Vehicle Retirement will be processed using Option 1 eligibility requirements.

Repair Assistance applications will continue to be accepted and processed as normal.

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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