The Houston-Galveston Area Council announced the last day for qualifying motorists to apply for financial assistance to repair or replace their vehicles through the AirCheck Texas “Drive a Clean Machine” Program is April 8, according to a press release.
The program, which started in 2003, was created to help vehicle owners comply with emissions standards by offering financial incentives to repair or replace automobiles and has provided 75,000 vouchers to vehicle owners to help with the repair or replacement of their vehicles, according to H-GAC information.
The vehicle replacement assistance program provides up to $3,500 of trade-in credit to qualified applicants who are purchasing a 2016-19 vehicle. Applicants looking to replace their automobile must be trading in a vehicle that is 10 years old or older. The vehicle repair assistance program pays for up to $600 in emission repair costs to qualified applicants who have failed the annual emissions inspection.
Assistance with repairing or replacing vehicles is available for qualified residents of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery counties, and AirCheck Texas operates within 120 repair facilities and 150 dealerships throughout the five counties.
There are several requirements to qualify for assistance, including income qualifications, vehicle requirements and purchaser requirements. All of the requirements are detailed here. The application can be found here, along with additional information about the program.