AirCheck Texas: Drive a Clean Machine
AirCheck Texas: Drive a Clean Machine Program Update on Model Year Change
As of September 1, 2014, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program will have changes to the eligibility requirements for ALL replacement vehicles.
Effective September 1, 2014, eligible vehicles are:
- Model year 2015-2012 cars, SUVs, and vans;
- Model year 2015-2013 pickup trucks; and
- Model year 2015-2012 hybrid, electric, natural gas and all vehicles that have been certified to meet federal Tier 2, Bin 3 or cleaner Bin certification vehicles. Model year 2011 cars, SUVs and vans and 2012 trucks will be removed from the eligibility lists and will no longer be eligible for purchase under the DACM program after August 31, 2014. All vehicles sold on or after September 1 must meet new eligibility criteria, regardless of the voucher's date of issue or expiration, or status of ongoing sales negotiations with the dealer.
Apply for AirCheck Texas: Drive a Clean Machine
Has your vehicle failed the emissions portion of the required annual inspection?
Is your vehicle at least 10 years old?
If so, you may qualify for assistance with vehicle repairs (emissions related expenses only) or money for a down payment on a newer car. Apply now!
What is AirCheck Texas: Drive a Clean Machine?
Residents of Travis County must have their vehicles emissions system tested once a year. This test is part of the annual safety inspection administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The reason for using the new emission test is to reduce air pollution caused by gasoline powered vehicles that don't function properly.
The AirCheck Texas Repair and Replacement Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides financial assistance and incentives to remove or repair older polluting vehicles from Texas roadways. In Central Texas, vehicles are the main source of harmful emissions that cause lung-damaging ozone pollution. The AirCheck Texas Program is a key part of Central Texas’ plan to reduce air pollution and its negative effects on our health.
- Up to $600 for vehicle emissions related repairs;
- $3,000 for a new car, SUV, or van, current model year or up to three model years old;
- $3,000 for a pick-up truck, current model year or up to two model years old; or
- $3,500 for a hybrid vehicle, electric, natural gas of current or up to three model years old.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:50 AM