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Get Paid To Fix Or Replace Your Gas-Guzzling, Polluting Car

FRESNO – Residents of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District can get their old gas-hogging, high-polluting vehicles checked at the first “Tune In Tune Up” event of 2019 on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

This free event offers emissions testing on a first-come, first-served basis. Car owners whose vehicles fail the emissions test may be eligible to receive incentives to repair, replace or scrap their automobiles.

Vehicles that fail an emissions test may be eligible for $500 repair vouchers, which are accepted at participating smog shops. Those that are 1999 or older and cannot be fixed can be surrendered and replaced with newer or new fuel-efficient models.

Qualified car owners can receive incentives ranging from $2,500 to $9,500, depending upon household income levels, zip code, and vehicle type to be purchased.

New car purchases may be eligible for both the replacement funding from the District and the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project funded by the California Air Resources Board, which offers up to $7,000 in rebate for certain zero-emissions and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

For more information about the District’s replacement program and upcoming Tune In Tune Up events, visit the District’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin website,

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