Virtual Tune & Tune Up
Free Smog Repair Program
We are excited to announce that Valley CAN has adapted our Tune In & Tune Up program to safely offer free smog repairs. Working together as a community, we are able to offer smog repairs safely to those in need, continue to support Valley businesses, and continue to clean the air! Instead of holding in-person events, our team is ready to help you by phone. Special thanks to the Valley Air District for making this possible.
Please contact us with any questions about our sanitation and social distancing protocols. For more information about Valley CAN’s response to COVID-19, read more here.
How it Works
Step 1 – Call Us
Call our team and we can set you up with a free emissions test at a participating STAR smog shop. Call: 1-800-806-2004. We have staff answering the phone from 6am-10pm every day of the week.
Step 2 – Emissions Exam
If your car fails the test, you will receive a $500 electronic voucher for free smog repairs! If your car passes the test, you will receive a smog certificate on us!
You must live in one of the counties in the San Joaquin Valley to qualify. Only part of Kern County is covered by this program. Visit the Valley Air District website for more information.
Participants must visit a participating smog shops where Valley CAN provides referrals. No diesel vehicles, please. Voucher covers smog-related repairs only. If your car is ’99 or older, and you are interested in vehicle retirement, please apply here.
Call our Valley CAN team to get started: 1-800-806-2004
Sign Up Online
You can also sign up on our online interest form.
Safety & Sanitation Protocols
We are working hard to make this process as safe as possible. If you are feeling unwell or have had contact will an ill individual, please stay at home and practice safe quarantine behaviors.
Each smog shop we work with has adopted its own safety measures to keep customers and employees safe.
• Gloves & face masks
• Regular hand-washing
• Hand sanitizer
• Distance markers
• Plastic steering wheel & seat covers
• No-touch open doors
• Surface disinfectants & sanitizers
• Aerosol disinfectants
• No-contact vehicle drop-offs
• Electronic paperwork & vouchers
• Scheduling & communication by phone
Please call us with any questions about the smog shop you have been referred to and what their specific safety protocols are.
A note from Rocky Carlisle, our Smog Operations manager:
“The door to the shop is always open so customers don’t touch. When entering, they cannot come up to the counter as it is roped off. Everyone wears masks and gloves when speaking with customers and the waiting room chairs are six feet part. When entering, customers are asked to leave their keys on a table and step back. Staff collect the keys and check the vehicle and then set the work order on the table for the customer to approach and sign. Each shop has taken measures but due to a variety of building configurations, they are all little different.”
Contact our smog repair team manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at: 1-800-806-2004
Why should I repair my car during this time?
If you still need to use your car to get to an essential job, transportation is a necessity. We must keep trying our best not to pollute the air. Clean air is essential, especially during the Coronavirus crisis.
Why? Air pollution causes respiratory disease and exacerbates many of the symptoms of COVID-19. We must remember that air quality is an important aspect of public health, especially during this time.
We also want to help drivers keep their smog checks and registrations up to date. When driving to necessary appointments or jobs, we don’t want people to worry about getting pulled over for expired vehicle registration.
If you can use careful precautionary measures (masks, gloves, sanitizer, social distancing) to minimize risk while bringing your car to a shop, then we can still support our local businesses. Our partner smog shops have been hit hard by this crisis and need our community’s support.
Spread the word!
Tune In & Tune Up is a program of the Valley Air District.