Financial assistance for replacing your higher-emissions-emitting car or truck is available for eligible motorists. Check out the Vehicle Repair Assistance Program offered through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) if your vehicle meets these requirements:
Have you ever been caught in traffic behind a car, truck, or bus that's emitting smoke? A large percentage of air pollution in Texas comes from the more than 17 million motor vehicles registered in the state. Every vehicle has the potential to be a source of air pollution, but poorly maintained vehicles are the biggest contributors to the pollution problem.
The next time you see a car, truck, or bus anywhere in Texas with dirty smoke coming from its exhaust for more than 10 consecutive seconds, when it's safe to note it, write down the license number, date, time, and city where you saw it.
Within 30 days, report the smoking vehicle by submitting the online reporting form or calling 1-800-453-SMOG (7664).