Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program

Save up to $900 on emissions-related repairs using the Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program

Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program | Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program (VVRP)?

The VVRP pays a portion of emissions-related vehicle repairs after a failed emissions test. This program promotes improved air quality for all Arizonans by encouraging, incentivizing and assisting vehicle owners with ensuring their vehicle emissions meet federal standards.

How do I apply for the program?

Apply at the emissions testing station office immediately after a failed emissions test, or apply online within 60 days of the failed emissions test | Apply Online >

What happens after I submit my application?

ADEQ will review your application and contact you within 2 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) about your application status by email from [email protected] (be sure to check your spam/junk folder if it does not arrive in your inbox) or by an automated call from 520-628-5395. 

Where can I get my vehicle repaired?
Select an approved VVRP repair facility from this list | View List >

Why do I have to use an approved VVRP repair facility?

To help get you back on the road faster, ADEQ screens auto repair facilities to ensure you are taking your vehicle to a recognized partner facility that will make the repairs necessary to guarantee1 a passing emissions test | View Facility List >

Can I use my own mechanic or ask my repair shop to be a participating facility?

Yes! We welcome all repair shops to apply to become a part of our program. Ask your repair shop to submit an application. It typically takes about five  business days for ADEQ to enroll a new shop if they are eligible | View Instructions & Application >

What happens if I don’t want the approved VVRP repair facility to repair my vehicle after they give me the estimate?

No problem, you will just need to cover the cost of the repair facility’s diagnostic service ($75). 

Opting Out: If the repair facility provides its diagnosis and you decide not to proceed with repairs, your vehicle will no longer be eligible to participate in VVRP until the next time you need to register your car in Arizona.

Can I take my car to another shop for a second opinion and still participate in the program?

No. To participate in the program, you must proceed with the repairs at the approved VVRP repair facility that diagnosed your vehicle and provided you with the repair estimate.

Who pays the $900?

The approved VVRP repair facility bills ADEQ directly for up to $900 in repairs for all gasoline and light-duty diesel vehicles. You must cover the cost of repairs over that amount.

I have a heavy-duty diesel vehicle. Can I participate in the program?

Yes! Call 520-628-5395 to learn how.

When can I apply for the program?

Within 60 days of failing a required emissions inspection.

How early can I get the required emissions test?

Beginning 90 days prior to your vehicle registration expiration date.

When does my enrollment in VVRP expire?

Once you are enrolled, you have 60 days to visit an approved repair facility and receive a repair estimate.

What happens after I enroll at the emission testing station?

It’s easy, follow the roadmap | View >

Why is ADEQ calling me?

As a courtesy, ADEQ calls and emails you to help you take advantage of the program and provide assistance.

When can I revisit the emissions testing station after I’ve enrolled in the program?

Once the approved VVRP repair facility has completed the repairs, you must have your vehicle retested at an emissions inspection station within seven days. 

What if my car doesn’t pass the retest? 

If your car does not pass the retest, return your vehicle to the approved VVRP repair facility that made the repairs. The repair facility is required to fix the problem at no additional charge to you until it passes the emissions test.1