Why I am paying so much for AirCare?

Letter writer feels he is being overcharged for his 1995 vehicle.

Editor, The News:

It’s now common knowledge that AirCare” is in its last year of operation, ending Dec. 31, 2014.

I have always felt I’ve been overcharged for this program, as owning a 1995 vehicle, I’m charged double the rate, $45 as opposed to the $23, charged anyone owning a 1991 or older vehicle.

When checking the frequently asked questions section of the web site, the answer to the question “how much does it cost,” it explains that the payment is for “delivery of the program” and not for a period of time.

That being the case, why are we, who own 1992 or newer vehicles, being charged to have a “program delivered” for two years, only having it “delivered” once?

There is no testing done the second year.

As if that’s not bad enough, this year, which as previously mentioned, is the last year of “program delivery” for light duty vehicles.

I was still charged $45, a two-year charge for a service  that won’t even exist in the second year because the program ends on Dec. 31, 2014?

How do they justify this rip off of the public purse?

When I voiced my objection to this, I was told they don’t even have a computer program so they can charge $23 instead of the $45 I was charged.

I feel ICBC should reimburse all affected by this in the form of a rebate of $23 on our 2014 auto insurance.

And another pertinent question: why does it cost twice as much to “deliver the program” to a 1992 or newer vehicle as it does to “deliver the program” to a 1991 or older vehicle?

Are we being lied to?

John Turner

Maple Ridge