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

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS:

The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) and is designed to help improve California's air quality. CAP offers two programs – Repair Assistance and Vehicle Retirement.

As each program has separate eligibility requirements, including Smog Check inspection requirements, please review the requirements below prior to submitting an application.

Vehicle Retirement and Repair Assistance services can only be performed at state-approved facilities. CAP does not have authority to reimburse consumers for tests, diagnosis, or repairs performed.

Financial assistance through CAP is subject to the availability of funds each fiscal year.

Vehicle Retirement (Retiro de Vehículos)

Consumers who meet eligibility requirements may receive either $1,000 or $1,500 to retire their vehicle at a BAR-contracted dismantler.

Vehicle Retirement applications are typically processed in approximately eight (8) weeks from the date we receive your completed application. Once your application is processed, a determination letter will be mailed to you.

Repair Assistance (Asistencia de Reparación)

Income-eligible consumers who meet eligibility requirements may receive up to $500 in emissions-related repairs at a STAR Test-and-Repair station after their vehicle fails its biennial Smog Check inspection.

Repair Assistance applications are typically processed in approximately thirty (30) days from the date we receive your completed application. Once your application is processed, a determination letter will be mailed to you.

Watch our NEW CONSUMER VIDEO for more information on the Repair Assistance program.



Applying online will significantly reduce the processing time for your application. However, you can request an application be sent to you by contacting (800) 952-5210.

Other Options

Repair Assistance Options
Vehicle Retirement Options