$500 vouchers offered for auto emissions fixes in Merced

Vouchers worth $500 in repairs for emission problems in cars are being made available to Merced residents at an event Saturday, July 9, at the Merced County Fairgrounds. The Tune In & Tune Up event, offered through a partnership between the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now, provides free emissions and diagnostic tests for vehicles. The first 525 cars that fail the emission tests and are found to be repairable will receive $500 vouchers toward the cost of repairs.

The tests will be available July 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Merced County Fairgrounds' 11th Street parking lot.

For information, visit http://www.valley-can.org/tune_in_tune_up.php.