Stockton, CA/ Bilingual Weekly
If you’re driving a 1995 model car or older, you’ve owned it for at least six months… and you want to know if it will pass the California Smog test, you can do it this coming Saturday, January 22, 2011, FOR FREE.
Not only that, the Valley Clean Air Now (ValleyCAN) Tune In & Tune Up program will distribute vouchers worth $500.00 on specific local Gold Shield certified smog repair shops to the owners to those cars that do not pass —and whose cars are repairable— among of the first 525 test takers.
The emission testing event will return this Saturday between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to the San Joaquin Delta College (5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA) at the Shima 1 and Shima 2 parking lots —near Pershing Ave. and Burke Bradley Rd. Attention will be on a first come, first served basis. Also, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, free food and drinks will be available for test-takers and their families to make their wait less tedious.
More than two thousand cars have been repaired to state smog standards by this program since 2003. Tune In & Tune Up has been shown to be among the most cost-effective methods to reduce vehicle emissions attempted to date in California. In partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges and its VRRRM (Vehicle Repair, Retirement, and Replacement for Motorists) program, the Valley Air District has been able to expand this successful program thanks to funding from the Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund. Fifteen of these events will be held throughout the Valley over the next eighteen months.
The Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund was created as a result of 14 class action lawsuits against Union Oil Company of California and Unocal Corporation in 2009. The purpose of the Fund is to achieve a clean air or fuel efficiency benefit for California consumers.
For program information visit www.vrrrm.org
For event information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-806-2004.