Absolutely wait for a CAP application approval before getting ANY repairs
done. CAP will not reimburse you if you handle the repairs before approval.
What you WILL have to do however is do get a smog check which indicates your
VW Beetle failed due to an illuminated Check Engine light and submit a copy
of this failed smog test report (VIR) with your application. Wait 2 to 3
weeks, you should get a reply, and if approved, find a CAP certified list of
smog check repair stations from a list which will be provided to you by the
posted by SmogTips Support 01-08-2011 12:10 PM