TEST ONLY DIRECTED VEHICLES
(Program Canceled as of 1/01/11) Check back for reinstatement date.
Currently only income eligible applicants may apply for CAP repair assistance.
"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! Applicants accepted into the repair assistance program through this method may be required to pay a $100.00 co-payment at the time of diagnosis and repairs. However, this amount will be added to the total repair dollars available to you. The $500.00 contributed through CAP plus your $100.00 will allow $600.00 worth of emission repairs to your vehicle. For more information download a copy of the CAP Application here.
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 are Test Only and Income Eligible you will only have to pay a $20.00 co-payment at the time of diagnosis and/or repairs.
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. Allow 3 to 4 weeks for application processing.
For more information please contact CAP directly at (866)272-9642."