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AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine — Vehicle Repair Assistance Program

Financial assistance of up to $600 for repairs to your car or truck is available for eligible motorists.

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Did your vehicle fail an emissions test? You may qualify for up to $600 in repair assistance from the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine — Vehicle Repair Assistance Program. For more information, call (toll-free) 800-913-3321.
Are you eligible for vehicle repair assistance?
Your vehicle must be registered in one of these participating counties.
Austin Program Area
  • Travis
  • Williamson
Dallas-Fort Worth Program Area
  • Collin
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Ellis
  • Johnson
  • Kaufman
  • Parker
  • Rockwall
  • Tarrant
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Program Area
  • Brazoria
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Harris
  • Montgomery
You must meet these 2016 net* income requirements: (these income amounts change annually in February)
Size of Household Maximum Net
Income Per Year
1 $35,640
2 $48,060
3 $60,480
4 $72,900
5 $85,320
6 $97,740
7 $110,190
8 $122,670
Over 8 Add $12,480 for each additional member
*As determined by using the Adjusted Gross income (AGI) on your most recent Federal Income Tax form.
Your vehicle must also meet these conditions:
  • Failed an emissions test within 30 days of submitting your application,
  • Has a current registration and has been registered in your participating county area for at least 12 of the 15 months preceding your application, and
  • Passed the safety portion of the DPS motor-vehicle safety and emissions inspection, and driven under its own power to the inspection station.
If you meet all of the above requirements, you are eligible to receive the following financial assistance for vehicle repairs:
  • A voucher worth up to $600 for emissions-related repairs or retrofits performed at a participating Texas Department of Public Safety Recognized Emissions Repair Facility, including diagnostics performed on your vehicle. Repairs are not authorized until you receive a voucher and the participating repair facility receives approval from the program administrator. The participating repair facility will be paid directly by the program administrator.

Note: If you are eligible, you MUST use one of the participating facilities on the list you will receive from the program administrator. Repairs performed before the voucher has been issued or at repair facilities that are not participating in the program will not be paid.