Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

What is vehicle replacement?
The Clean Cars 4 All program helps get lower-income consumers into cleaner technology vehicles by retiring their older, higher-polluting vehicle and upgrading to a cleaner vehicles. Participants also have the option to replace their older vehicles with alternative mobility options such as public transit passes. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in participating air districts, and those who meet income and vehicle requirements.

Which cars can be retired and replaced?
  • Own a working vehicle that is 15 years old or older (2006 or older).
  • Insurance documentation: Past two consecutive years, without lapses in coverage greater than 120 days.
  • The vehicle needs to have been in california for the past 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Possess a current California Driver License.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet income eligibility requirements.
  • Reside within Sacramento County.
  • Own a working vehicle that is 15 years old or older (2005 or older).

Which areas of California does this program cover?
  • Citrus Heights
  • Elk Grove
  • Folsom
  • Galt
  • Isleton
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Sacramento City

How it works
  • Participants apply for CC4A through an online portal: Application
  • Once deemed eligible, participants will go to one of the authorized dismantlers for a pre-inspection (i.e. a functionality test).
  • Participants are sent an Award Letter once they have passed the pre-inspection. Participants can go to Beas Auto Sales Corp. to ask questions about plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, but can NOT select a car until they have received an award letter from CC4A.
  • Once the participant receives the letter, then they can shop for a newer, cleaner vehicle at Beas Auto Sales Corp. The grant amount is taken off the price of the vehicle selected.
  • Sacramento's Clean Cars 4 All will give Beas Auto Sales Corp. the grant for the down payment. The grant amount that participants receive is dependent on income level and the type of program options. We encourage customers to Browse Our Inventory.
  • After purchasing a clean vehicle then participants must turn in their old car to one of the authorized dismantlers for recycling.