Program Information *
To reduce air pollution, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's (Air District) Vehicle Buy Back Program (VBB) will pay $1,000 for an operating and registered 1994 and older vehicle. Vehicle dismantlers contracted by the Air District will scrap the vehicles. The VBB Program is a voluntary program that takes older vehicles off the road. The VBB Program is funded through the Air District's Carl Moyer, Mobile Source Incentive Fund and Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) programs.
For your vehicle to be eligible for the VBB Program it must meet the Vehicle Status Requirements and the Vehicle Functional and Equipment Eligibility Inspection described below.
If you think that your vehicle qualifies, call an Air District vehicle dismantler to schedule an appointment to sell your vehicle to the Program. The dismantler will verify your vehicle’s eligibility and provide you with the specific locations of their sites.
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Your vehicle must meet the following requirements when it is driven to the vehicle dismantler:
The vehicle dismantler will only purchase your vehicle for the Vehicle Buy Back Program if it meets the following requirements:
Upon satisfactory completion of the inspection, the vehicle dismantler will issue a certificate of functional and equipment eligibility.
If your vehicle does not meet the Vehicle Buy Back program requirements, contact the Bureau of Automotive Repair Consumer Assistance Program (1-866-272-9642). The Consumer Assistance Program provides financial assistance for people who would like to retire their vehicle or repair their vehicle when it fails the Smog Check Inspection.