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


Effective July 1, 2015: Funding is available for all CAP Programs.

Eligibility requirements for Vehicle Retirement Option 2 have changed. Click here for more information.

Prior to submitting an application for Vehicle Retirement or Repair Assistance, please read the eligibility requirements specific to the program of your interest.

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.

Repair Assistance

Vehicle Retirement

Other Options

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