Vehicle technology is the best it has ever been when it comes to fuel emissions. Not only have hybrid and electric vehicles become completely practical options for driving every day, but gasoline engines are now designed to emit less fuel than ever before. However, there are still a lot of older vehicles out on the road that have far worse gas mileage. Luckily, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has created the AirCheckTexas financial assistance program to combat this. We here at Moritz Kia Alliance are proud to be a part of the AirCheckTexas initiative and help you find your next vehicle.
If you have an older vehicle that you are looking to replace for something with better gas mileage, AirCheck Texas can potentially get you up to $3,500 towards your new car. As long as you meet the requirements as a driver, your traded-in vehicle meets the qualifications and the new vehicle you are buying meets the qualifications, you can get significant funding from the state of Texas for your new car. But what are these qualifications? Continue reading to find out and view our current inventory of new Kia models you can get through AirCheckTexas.
Vehicle Trade-In Requirements
The vehicle that you trade in as part of the AirCheckTexas program must fit certain requirements in order to apply under this financial assistance program. First, if your vehicle has failed an emissions test, but has current registration and can make it to the dealership on its own, it qualifies under AirCheckTexas. Additionally, if you have a gas-powered vehicle that is at least 10 years old with current registration that can make it to the dealership on its own, it qualifies for the AirCheckTexas program.
Car Owner Requirements
As the owner of the vehicle, there are also some requirements that must be met. First, if you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth are, you must be registered in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall or Tarrant counties. Additionally, if you are a single-person household, you must have a maximum net income of $36, 420, with $12,960 added for each household member. If you meet these two requirements, you may be able to qualify for the AirCheckTexas program.
New Vehicle Requirements
Finally, there are certain requirements that the new vehicle you buy must meet as well. First, you can get a pickup truck that is at most two model years old, is less than $35,000 and meets the federal and state requirements. Second, you can get a car, SUV or van that is at most three model years old, is less than $35,000 and meets the federal and state requirements. Finally, you can get a hybrid or electric vehicle that is at most 3 model years old, is less than $45,000 and meets all the federal and state requirements.