VVRP Assistance

Failed Emissions?

We can help!
Get up to $550 towards emissions-related repairs at
Buck's Automotive!

The Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program (VVRP) from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality provides owners of eligible vehicles with financial assistance to help offset the cost of repairs after a failed emissions test.

If your vehicle meets the program requirements, you can get up to $550 for gasoline vehicles (or up to $1000 for heavy-duty diesel vehicles) toward the repair of your vehicle.*

Already have approval?
Book your appointment here to get your vehicle inspected.

What to expect

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality offers this program to help keep emissions down in the state we all love so much.

To help get you back on the road faster, ADEQ screens auto repair facilities to ensure you are taking your vehicle to a facility that has a 90 percent or better success rate for vehicles to pass an emissions re-test. Rest assured, Buck’s Automotive meets this standard with one of the highest number of reported tests in Tucson, AZ.
Since 2018, more than 2700 vehicles have been repaired, saving owners more than $1.3 million and eliminating more than 560 tons of emissions.

Does my vehicle qualify?

You may qualify if your vehicle:

  • Has been registered in Maricopa County or Pima County for the last 12 months and has not been unregistered for more than 60 days.
  • Was manufactured in or before 2009 (12 years or older).
  • Failed an emissions test less than 60 days prior to your vehicle registration expiring.
  • Is not a motor home, motorcycle, salvage vehicle or a fleet vehicle.
  • Emission control system has not been tampered with, removed or disabled, in whole or in part.
  • Owner has not received previous program assistance within the last 12 months.

What are the next steps?

Step 1: Speak with an Emissions Testing Station manager after an emissions test failure to verify eligibility requirements and apply for the program

Step 2: Choose an ADEQ Approved Repair Facility if approved for the program. (Pick us!)

Step 3: Vehicle owner pays $150 co-pay and the program pays the repair facility up to:

  • $550** for the repair of gasoline vehicles.
  • $1000** for the repair of heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

Step 4: Vehicle repaired and re-tested***

* Customers are responsible for the first $150 co-pay
** Owner is responsible for any remaining balance due to repair facility.
*** At the time of an emissions test failure, a vehicle owner will be provided with the code(s) contributing to that failure. If a vehicle fails the retest for the original failure code(s), the repair work is guaranteed by the facility that serviced the vehicle. If the car fails due to new failure codes, those are not guaranteed and owner is responsible for additional needed repairs.