The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) provides financial assistance to repair or retire a vehicle that fails a Smog Check.
you may qualify for up to $500 in repair assistance once you pay the first $100 in repair costs. You may also qualify if your income is within certain levels, regardless of where you got your Smog Check. If you qualify based on income, a $20 co-pay is all that you need. For more up to date information, please visit smogcheck.ca.gov.
If you feel your car is not worth repairing, the State may buy the car from you for $1,000 and have it scrapped at a local dismantler.