If you live in Chicago Illinois and would like to purchase a car or truck with a $3,500 or $4,500 Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) credit, the program will be starting in late July. The estimated start date is July 24th and Chicago residents can receive an email when the program officially starts by signing up for our consumer email alert list. You can signup in the upper left hand corner of this page.
We can have a local Chicago new car dealer, that is knowledgeable about the CARS program, call you about the new car you want to purchase. You can alos call any local dealer youself.
CARS is the implementation of the Cash for Clunkers bill that was recently signed by President Obama. The NHTSA is responsible for implementing the program and registering car dealers. The official government website is http://cars.gov.
There is only one website that is the official place to verify the EPA MPG ratings of your clunker: http://cars.gov. Go to this website to see if your car qualifies. If you need help understanding the EPA charts, click here. Once your car qualifies, you can call a local Chicago car dealer or we can assist you and have a dealer contact you.
If your car shows that it is getting more than 18 mpg COMBINED from the government website, your clunker does not qualify regardless if your actual gas mileage is under 18 mpg. Until further notice, the 18 mpg criteria is what the program will be using so we understand that some consumers may be disappointed. If you would like to comment on the program, express yourself on our SPEAK UP page.
Chicago residents may be looking to upgrade their old vehicle for a brand new model. If you would like to purchase a new car or truck, this is a great time for you if you have a qualifying “clunker”.
If you are interested in purchasing a new car as soon as the program starts, let us assist you. We will connect you with a Chicago Car Dealer that is familiar with the Cash for Clunkers bill and the government’s CARS program.
Just complete the form on the right. We will connect you with a local new car dealer who can help you with yourt trade-in and to calculate your CARS credit. Credits can be $3,500 or $4,500 toward a new car purchase.
Since funding looks to be limited, the sooner you purchase a new car with a Chicago dealer, the greater your chances that the $1 billion funding allocation will not be exhausted. Come back to this website to see when the program starts or signup for our email alerts.
Due to high demand expected for popular fuel efficient cars, we encourage you to act quickly. When the CARS program starts we expect a surge in new car sales and interest. If you have any specific questions contact a local car dealer, visit http://cars.gov or requst that a local dealer contact you using the form on the left.
If you were looking for a Chicago BMW Dealer, you will be please to know that BMW of Orland Park has contacted us and told us that they are willing and able to help consumers purchase a qualifying BMW car. BMW of Orland Park has a number of in-stock BMW cars that have a combined EPA mpg of 22 mpg and higher that qualify for a Cash for Clunker rebate.
BMW of Orland Park has committed to comply with all NHTSA guidelines and to help Chicago car shoppers trade in their qualifying clunker for a fuel efficient BMW car. For more information, please visit: http://www.bmwoforlandpark.com