HEROS2 Driver

Welcome to the HEROS 2 Program

The High Emitter Replace or Scrap 2 (HEROS2) program seeks to take polluting vehicles off the road by offering a cash incentive to consumers to scrap their vehicle and an additional incentive to replace it with a newer, more fuel-efficient vehicle. The program is available through eligible automobile dealers and dismantlers located in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Consumers with qualifying trade-in vehicles may receive between $1,000 and $4,000 to scrap their vehicle or to replace it with a qualifying newer vehicle.The program is sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in conjunction with The Foundation for California Community Colleges.

As of 06/12/2013 the HEROS2 program is no longer
accepting or validating any new or existing applications.

Get Started Today!

Check EligibilityCheck eligibility

Review the full consumer eligibility criteria. Then consider whether you would like to scrap your vehicle or scrap and replace the vehicle. View eligibility criteria >
Apply OnlineApply

Complete a consumer application online. If you need help, visit a participating dealer (replace and scrap) or dismantler (scrap only) for assistance. Apply online here >
If you have already completed an application, you can check your application status here >
Gold Shield locationsVisit a STAR station 

Visit a local STAR station for a free Smog Check. The station can tell you which incentive you are eligible for and give you a verification slip. View STAR station locations >
Find a dealer or dismantlerFind a dealer or dismantler

Bring the verification slip to a participating dismantler (scrap only) or participating auto dealer (replace and scrap) to fulfill your HEROS claim. View dealerships > or dismantlers >