AirCheck is a program that benefits everyone. It helps the environment, and provides cleaner air for all of us. For those who do qualify for vouchers, $3,500 can make a huge difference in whether or not they are able to trade up to a cleaner vehicle."
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
The AirCheck Texas Drive a Clean Machine program is back--but only for a limited time.
AirCheck Texas is a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) program designed to improve the air quality in Texas metropolitan areas. It does so by providing vouchers to residents who drive vehicles which have failed the state emissions test, or which are older and lack the latest in clean-air technology.
The vouchers, which can be used to repair a vehicle or buy a late-model car to replace it, are worth up to $3,500. Vouchers are accepted as payment only at participating dealerships or repair facilities.
"AirCheck is a program that benefits everyone," explained Alan "Big Al" Caruthers at Shabana Motors, a Houston dealership participating in the AirCheck Texas program. "It helps the environment, and provides cleaner air for all of us.
“For those who do qualify for vouchers, $3,500 can make a huge difference in whether or not they are able to trade up to a cleaner vehicle."
The vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and may run out quickly. The funding for AirCheck Texas has been considerably reduced for 2013, and once the funds are exhausted, no new vouchers will be issued.
"People definitely need to apply ASAP," said Caruthers.
To qualify for AirCheck Texas, applicants must own a vehicle that has either failed an emissions test in the past 30 days, or is at least 10 years old. The vehicle must be registered in a participating county; in the Houston-area, only Harris, Montgomery, Galveston and Brazoria Counties qualify. In addition, the applicant's income must fall below a set threshold: $34,470 for a single person, plus $12,060 for each additional member of the household.
Full program details and applications can be found on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Web site at http://www.h-gac.com/human-services/airchecktexas.
About Shabana Motors
Shabana Motors is a "buy here, pay here" auto dealership that has been serving the Houston-area since 1979. They specialize in helping people with bad or no credit obtain in-house financing for used cars. For more information, contact them at 713-270-9005 or visit their website.