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2000 BMW 323 - I want to apply for CAP repair assistance.

I just found out about this program. I am income elligible. I need to have my car registered before February 24 of this year. I failed my smog check and have already had repairs done. More repairs are required in order for me to pass smog check. I am planning on getting the repairs done this weekend. Can I send my reciepts in for the work that was completed and be reimbursed if my application is approved? Thank you.


Unfortunately CAP will not reimburse for repairs already made to your BMW. You can however (with the receipts of smog repairs performed at a certified smog check repair station) have the Cap repair co-pay waived once your application is approved. One week is not enough time to get CAP approval (usually take 2-3 weeks) and your BMW repaired so we recommend visiting a local DMV branch and getting a temporary registration tag. Explain to the DMV agent your BMW is going through the CAP repair program and you should be able to get a one month extension. You will have to pay your registration fees in full, and there might be a fee to get a temporary tag as well.

posted by SmogTips Support 02-17-2011 11:05 PM

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