In the coming weeks before the U.S. Department of Transportation
finalizes the rules and regulations for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), otherwise known as Cash-for-Clunkers
, we expect every automaker who operates in this country to start promoting which vehicles they sell that meet the program's eligibility requirements. Ford
Motor Company has got 20 vehicles spread across its Ford and Mercury
brands, and less than 24 hours after President Obama signed CARS into law
, the automaker has launched a new web page
to help you determine if your clunker is eligible.
The website is called Let Ford Recycle Your Ride
and features an eligibility calculator
that will help you easily determine if your particular vehicle is both less than 25 years old and gets 18 mpg combined or less. Oh, then it will try and sell you a Ford product, but that's to be expected. Regardless of the sales pitch, the calculator is an easy tool to use if you're seriously thinking about trading in
your clunker for a credit worth between $3,500 and $4,500 courtesy of Uncle Sam.
[Source: Let Ford Recycle Your Ride