CARB to Present Enhanced Cash for Clunkers Program - aftermarketNews

CARB to Present Enhanced Cash for Clunkers Program

New funds would not be used for repair, says ASA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the "Cash for Clunkers" fleet modernization proposal did not make it into the final version of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan that was signed into law a few weeks ago, it has been brought back to the drawing board in the state of California.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a workshop in Sacramento March 4 to present its newly developed program aimed at getting old, polluting vehicles off the road.
The Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program, developed in consultation with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, would provide about $30 million annually – through 2015 – to expand California’s existing voluntary vehicle retirement program. According to Automotive Service Association (ASA), the current version of the program includes a repair option, while the new proposed version does not. These new monies would only be used for retiring vehicles.

According to a bulletin issued yesterday by ASA, there are two key points to the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program: First, to expand the existing statewide program, vehicles no longer would be subjected to a smog check and the requirement that they must fail the emissions test to participate. Second, additional compensation would be made available to targeted consumers in areas with the most severe air quality problems. This would provide an incentive to retire vehicles that are probably the worst polluters and to purchase newer, cleaner vehicles.

To learn more about the newly proposed program and workshop, go to the ASA’s legislative website:

You May Also Like

MidwayPlus Launches New Payment Solution, Shop Lender

The new on-portal trade credit feature benefits both resellers and manufacturers.

MidwayPlus, technology platform for racing and aftermarket industries, announced the launch of a new on-portal trade credit feature, Shop Lender, that benefits both resellers and manufacturers.

MidwayPlus manufacturing clients can now offer their business-to-business customers a more efficient and cheaper way to pay for all products purchased on the MidwayPlus platform, the company says. Manufacturers have the flexibility to assist their customers with more payment resources and promote customer loyalty with none of the concern of managing the loan or credit of the buyer.

Innova Releases Software and Firmware Updates

The update gives OBD2 scanner users expanded coverage and functionality, as well as enhanced RepairSolutions2 app features.

RepairPal Launches Car Genius

Car Genius is staffed by RepairPal auto repair experts who provide advice and education on vehicle repairs and maintenance.

Three Options Offered for ASE Testing, Recertification

The winter registration period for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for testing and recertification is now open at 

asTech’s Patented ‘Rules Engine’ Now Available

It helps repairers affirm OEM and OEM-compatible scans for insurance carrier reimbursement.

Other Posts

Discount Tire Acquires 35 Acres in Phoenix for Future HQ

The company’s new corporate campus will house more than 1,100 employees.

Consumer Survey Shows Greater Trust in Service Professionals

More than 70% reported increased levels of trust in repair shops and/or service technicians.

SimpleTire Lands Spot on Newsweek’s Best Online Shops List

SimpleTire links independent tire distributors across the country into one seamless e-commerce network.

SEMA Issues Status Update on RPM Act

Despite strong support, the 2021-’22 Congressional session is ending without passage of the RPM Act.