Vista Car Repair - The Consumer Assistance Program is basically California's way to help drivers repair a vehicle to pass the smog check or pay them cash to get their clunkers off the road. The goal of the smog check program is to help improve or protect improvements in the state's air quality.
$500 Repair Assistance
If you fail your smog check, and meet income requirements, California will send you a $500 smog check repair voucher that you may use at any participating smog check and repair station. Participating smog check and repair stations can be found by typing in your zip code and pressing search. Results with a "Y" underneath the CAP Repairs column are stations you can take your smog check voucher to for repairs.
If for any reason you want to turn in your clunker, California will pay income eligible drivers up to $1500 for the vehicle. All other drivers will be paid $1000.
CAP Eligibility Info