Attention drivers: Free emissions testing planned for Feb. 20
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now are partnering to host a Tune In & Tune Up car clean-up event at the Kern County Raceway Park.
It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event hours have changed to reduce the wait time while there is still space to test 525 vehicles.
Tune In & Tune Up is a vehicle emissions clean-up program that identifies and helps repair older, out-of-tune vehicles that impact the air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Drivers who have had their car for at least six months will receive a free vehicle emissions test.
If the vehicle doesn't pass the test, but can be repaired, the driver will be given a $500 voucher in emission-related repairs at a participating STAR-certified smog check station.
There will also be a car-care clinic and health and safety fair, with educational booths sponsored by local nonprofit agencies.
Samir Sheikh, director of the Valley Air District's Strategies and Incentives department, said in a news release Tuesday that, "This event is a great resource for the community and helps eliminate mobile source pollutants generated by older, 'out of tune' cars in the San Joaquin Valley."