The need for eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles is higher than ever throughout the state of Texas. With many older vehicles on the road creating incredible high fuel emissions in many of the metropolitan areas throughout the state, the state government of Texas has created the AirCheckTexas program. This financial assistance program, started by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, is a great way to get eco-friendly vehicles out on the road, and we here at Moritz Kia are partaking in this program.
This financial assistance program provides money towards new vehicles for drivers who qualify, and whose vehicles fit the requirements for the program. Thanks to this initiative from the Texas state government, drivers have the potential to earn up to $3,500 towards their new vehicle. Continue reading to see how to qualify as a driver, what vehicles qualify for a trade-in and what vehicles you can buy as part of this initiative. You can view our available Kia inventory below at Moritz Kia Fort Worth to see vehicles that qualify.
Vehicles that Can Be Traded In
There are specific qualifications that your vehicle must meet in order to be traded in as part of the AirCheckTexas financial assistance program. First, if you have a gasoline-powered vehicle that is at least 10 years old, has current registration in a participating county, has passed a safety inspection recently and can be driven on its own to the dealership. Also, if your vehicle has failed an emissions test, but has current registration and can be driven to the dealership on its own can qualify.
How to Qualify as a Driver
On top of the requirements your vehicle must meet, there are particular requirements you must meet as a driver for the AirCheckTexas program. First, if you are a single-person household, your yearly net income must be below $36,420, with $12,960 added for each additional member of the household. Additionally, you must reside in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall or Tarrant counties in the Dallas area to qualify for this financial assistance program.
Vehicles You Can Buy
You can buy multiple classes of vehicle under the AirCheckTexas program. First, the vehicle you buy must be less than $35,000, or less than $45,000 if it is a hybrid or electric vehicle, and must have less than 70,000 miles on it. You can purchase hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, cars, SUVs and vans from 2015-2018, or pickup trucks from 2016-2018 that pass federal and state qualifications. Luckily, there are a ton of new vehicles in the Kia model lineup that meet these requirements, and can be found at Moritz Kia Fort Worth.