Car Allowance Rebate System (aka Cash for Clunkers) is a GO! CARS.gov is online!

CARS.gov
CARS.gov
President Obama signed the bill containing the Car Allowance Rebate System program, also known in the press as the Cash for Clunkers legislation. To help consumers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (United States Department of Transportation) created a new website CARS.gov.

CARS.gov published the following “Things to Know”:

  • Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
  • Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify
  • Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements)
  • Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in
  • You don’t need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase

Visit the CARS.gov website for more information about the program.

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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