Fred Haas Toyota Country is participating in the
AirCheck Texas Program
What is Drive a Clean Machine?
To help clean up the air quality in the Houston-Galveston area, the Houston-Galveston Area Council through their AirCheck program provides financial assistance for eligible residents to replace or repair their vehicles. The names "Drive a Clean Machine" and "AirCheck Texas Repair and Replacement" mean the same program.
Who is Eligible for Assistance?
Residents of Brazoria, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery counties whose vehicles fail the state emissions test or their vehicle is at least 10 calendar years old (2005 or older) can qualify for assistance if:
- The vehicle is currently registered and has been registered in one of the four participating counties for 12 out of the last 15 months preceding the application for participation in the program.
- The vehicle must be gasoline powered.
- The vehicle has passed its state safety and emissions inspection within 15 months of the application date.
- The family's income meets the program guidelines.
The income guidelines are on a sliding scale, depending on the family's size. For example: For a family of four, an annual household income of $71,550 or less qualifies.
|# Person in Household||AirCheck Texas Income Guideline|
|Over 8||add $12,180 for each additional person|
What do I send to determine eligibility?
You must submit:
- Completed and signed application (you can download below), and
- Income documents of all adults in the household (unemployed statement for those not currently employed).
What proof of income is acceptable?
Submit copies with your application:
- Pay stubs for the last three months with a year-to-date (YTD) amount or
- Most recent federal income tax return (Form 1040, pages 1 and 2) or
- Unemployment benefits letter or
- Document verifying Federal or State Assistance (Food Stamps, SSI, TANF, etc.)
You're welcome to email us at email@example.com and we'll send an application to you. Feel free to call Ashley Barton at 281-374-5172 if you have any questions and she will be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
AirCheck Texas Program
P.O. Box 22777
Houston, TX 77027-2777
How does the program work?
After the Houston-Galveston Area Council determines that you are eligible, they will send you a voucher by mail that you can use to replace your vehicle.
They will contribute $3,000 towards a car, SUV, or minivan that is model year 2012 or newer with a purchase price not exceeding $35,000 after rebate and before tax, title & license, and with an odometer reading of no more than 70,000 miles.
They will contribute $3,000 towards a truck that is 2013 or newer with a purchase price not exceeding $45,000 after rebate and before tax, title & license, and with an odometer reading of no more than 70,000 miles.
They will contribute $3,500 towards a hybrid, electric, or natural gas vehicle that is 2012 or newer with a purchase price not exceeding $45,000 after rebate and before tax, title & license, and with an odometer reading of no more than 70,000 miles.
Bring your voucher to Fred Haas Toyota Country and use it here. You are responsible for the balance of the cost above their contribution. You must leave your current vehicle (including the title) with us once you purchase. It will be dismantled. Please note that for us to replace the vehicle you drive, you must own it. That means the title must be in your name.
What cars or trucks can I buy?
AirCheck will send you a list of what vehicle you are able to purchase with your voucher when they mail your voucher to you. You can also check now by clicking the years below for the respective lists.
How do I apply?
You must fill out a paper application to request assistance and fax or email it along with your proof of income (as described above) to the Houston-Galveston Area Council. If your vehicle has failed the emission test within 30 days of your application and is not 10 years old or older, you can also still download an application. You're welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send an application to you.
For more information or to request an application by mail, email us at email@example.com or call us ar 281-374-5172.