Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53640
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2010/1/19-29 [Transportation/Car] UID:53640 Activity:nil
1/18    My car needs smog test but I think it may fail. I heard from someone
        that if I fail, I can get a state rebate for repair or something
        like that. Where can I find more info on this?
           I don't know anything about CAP but from what I heard you can
           get up to $500+$100 repair on emission problems if you fail
           your test. Please let us know what happens!
        \_ There is (was?) also the other option of retiring your car and get
           some cash back after it fails the test.  I don't remember the URL
           \_ this is also correct. see, same program
                there is also a baaqmd program for vehicle buyback
2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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QUALIFY FOR CAP AUTOMATICALLY You qualify for repair assistance if your Registration Renewal Notice stated, "Smog Certificate Required at a Test Only center or Gold Shield Station". If this heading was printing on the top of your DMV vehicle registration renewal form and you did in fact go to a Test Only station and fail the smog inspection, you automatically qualify for repair assistance regardless of income status! However, this amount will be added to the total repair dollars available to you. Please note: You must have already failed a smog inspection before applying to CAP (you will need to send the failed Vehicle Inspection Report form with your CAP application). The repair assistance provided can only be used for emission related repairs. CAP assistance is not available to vehicles in the process of being sold or being registered in California for the first time. Vehicles which have tampered emission control systems will not be accepted into the program. Your vehicle will be considered tampered if it has any missing, modified, or disconnected emissions related components. If you have performed any repair on your vehicle to help it pass its smog inspection your co-payment amount may be waived. Please send receipts for work performed along with your CAP application (repairs must have been made a certified smog repair station). Please download a copy of the CAP application for more details. For more information please contact CAP directly at (866)272-9642.