In collaboration with the Valley Air District, Valley CAN is holding a Tune In & Tune Up smog repair event in Turlock on Saturday, April 9th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. As a valued member of the community, we wanted to extend you a special invitation.
Your office/organization is welcome to host a booth at the event, which is a great way to meet some of the 500 families, mainly low-income residents of disadvantaged communities, who have come to the event seeking help with a variety of issues.
Info about the Free “Tune In & Tune Up” Smog Repair Event
Tune In & Tune Up is an award-winning vehicle emissions reduction program that helps repair the older, out-of-tune vehicles that are a major impact on air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley. At Tune In & Tune Up events, Valley drivers who have had their car for at least six months receive a free vehicle emissions test. If the vehicle doesn’t pass the test, the driver receives a voucher for up to $850 in emission-related testing and repairs at a participating STAR-certified smog check station. Vehicles 1999 or older may also be eligible for up to $9,500 for a down payment on a newer, cleaner car. In addition to the emissions testing, there will be local community booths as well as free food and beverages starting at 8 a.m. while supplies last.
There will also be a vehicle test driving station hosted by Charge Across Town. Residents can get behind the wheel of hybrid electric vehicles and go for a test drive! Vehicles will be provided by Rose Motor Cars.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District serves eight counties including San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the valley portion of Kern. For assistance with any air quality issue, contact the nearest District office in Modesto at (209) 557-6440, Fresno at (559) 230-6000 or Bakersfield at (661) 326-6900, or visit www.valleyair.org. Valley Clean Air Now (Valley CAN) is a non-profit organization committed to improving air quality in communities throughout California’s San Joaquin Valley. For future Tune In & Tune Up event information visit valleycan.org or call 1-800-806-2004.
The Valley CAN Staff will perform an emissions test on the first 525 cars that attend the event. Cars that fail emissions testing will be given a voucher for $500 in free repairs!
Vehicles that are 1999 or older and fail emissions can be retired and replaced with a newer, cleaner car. Residents can get an incentive check for up to $9,500 for their down payment.