CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
Calendar Year:2004
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 13,199,383 2,088,818 15.8%
b. 1st Tests: 11,051,501 1,573,534 14.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 10,689,204  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 9,187,649 86.0%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 1,501,555 14.0%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 329,154 3.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 1,027,344 9.3%
c. All Visual: 192,462 1.7%
d. All Functional: 868,224 7.9%
e. Overall: 1,573,534 14.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 10,083,382 1,457,090 14.5% 300,636 3.0%
b. Basic 876,920 104,569 11.9% 25,028 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 91,186 11,871 13.0% 3,490 3.8%
e. Unknown 13 4 30.8%    
d. Total 11,051,501 1,573,534 14.2% 329,154 3.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 5,527,315 604,826 10.9% 105,757 1.9%
b. GS 766,993 103,984 13.6% 20,663 2.7%
e. TST 4,700,020 855,488 18.2% 201,010 4.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 43,015 3,851 9.0% 404 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 1,846 126 6.8% 17 0.9%
i. Referee 12,312 5,259 42.7% 1,303 10.6%
k. Total 11,051,501 1,573,534 14.2% 329,154 3.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 4,700,020 4,608,674
a. Directed Vehicles 2,545,030 2,490,838
* Certificates may exceed Tests since some vehicles have pre-
inspection tests at other stations.
6. Initial Tests by Vehicle Model Year
Model
Year
Initial
Tests
Failed
Tests
%Fail %Fail
Emiss.
%Fail
GP
%Fail
Funct.
%Fail
Visual
1974 331 84 25.4% 18.4% 9.1% 15.4% 8.5%
1975 3,470 1,107 31.9% 24.5% 12.4% 18.1% 10.5%
1976 28,927 8,805 30.4% 22.3% 9.9% 17.2% 9.5%
1977 42,934 13,006 30.3% 21.5% 9.8% 17.7% 9.8%
1978 49,903 15,169 30.4% 21.8% 10.4% 17.3% 9.9%
1979 55,867 18,206 32.6% 25.2% 12.0% 18.1% 10.4%
1980 37,610 12,159 32.3% 25.5% 13.4% 18.5% 9.9%
1981 45,150 15,907 35.2% 29.0% 13.3% 19.2% 10.1%
1982 55,597 19,475 35.0% 28.9% 13.2% 19.0% 9.4%
1983 77,455 26,956 34.8% 28.7% 13.1% 18.5% 9.1%
1984 142,733 49,982 35.0% 29.1% 14.1% 18.8% 8.3%
1985 192,885 64,590 33.5% 27.5% 13.0% 17.7% 7.2%
1986 261,552 77,906 29.8% 23.6% 10.5% 15.9% 5.8%
1987 311,037 98,716 31.7% 26.5% 10.3% 15.3% 5.2%
1988 357,337 99,467 27.8% 22.5% 8.2% 13.6% 4.0%
1989 447,567 106,286 23.7% 18.6% 6.3% 11.5% 3.2%
1990 475,250 100,068 21.1% 16.7% 5.2% 9.3% 2.2%
1991 518,859 96,649 18.6% 14.6% 4.3% 8.1% 1.7%
1992 488,960 81,017 16.6% 12.9% 3.6% 6.8% 1.5%
1993 569,064 99,603 17.5% 14.3% 2.9% 6.2% 1.4%
1994 687,338 86,200 12.5% 9.7% 1.8% 4.6% 1.2%
1995 589,536 68,214 11.6% 8.6% 1.7% 4.4% 1.1%
1996 871,049 119,864 13.8% 5.1% 0.7% 10.1% 0.7%
1997 588,941 71,696 12.2% 3.9% 0.6% 9.4% 0.6%
1998 1,088,934 78,919 7.2% 1.9% 0.3% 5.7% 0.4%
1999 601,860 38,853 6.5% 1.2% 0.2% 5.5% 0.3%
2000 1,366,196 60,090 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2001 365,526 18,990 5.2% 0.3% 0.1% 4.9% 0.1%
2002 288,728 10,606 3.7% 0.2% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2003 272,226 8,286 3.0% 0.2% 0.0% 2.9% 0.1%
2004 158,390 6,042 3.8% 0.1% 0.0% 3.7% 0.1%
2005 9,329 533 5.7% 0.1% 0.0% 5.7% 0.0%
Total 11,050,541 1,573,451 14.2% 9.3% 3.0% 7.9% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 24,071 11,631 48.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 4,095 1,649 40.3%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 15,538
d. Hardship Extensions 1,232
e. Waivers Granted 1,640
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
Calendar Year:2004
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 7,137 5,711 970 162 2
GS 1,010 644 227 95  
TST 1,769 1,721 12 2 1
Gov 258 219 30 2  
Bus 50 36 11 1  
REF 39 30 7    
Oth 33 22 9   1
Total 10,296 8,383 1,266 262 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 12,737
EB 878
TOTAL 13,615
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 57,028 $51.81 $98
GS 7,010 $51.30 $98
TST 19,673 $49.04 $98
Other 1,048 $47.64 $98
TOTAL 84,759 $51.07 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 483,007 165,833 124,486 76,110 73,841 42,737 $178.79
 
b.Enhanced 375,620 122,651 95,743 60,655 60,844 35,727 $187.02
c.Non-Enh. 90,321 36,993 24,650 12,846 10,462 5,370 $143.79
 
d.GS 109,085 32,590 27,587 16,824 19,763 12,321 $202.82
e.REG 312,426 124,417 82,643 45,487 38,749 21,130 $153.39
f.Other 61,496 8,826 14,256 13,799 15,329 9,286 $265.21

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
31,640 $ 321
  * The average repair cost paid by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to a contracted CAP station, includes parts, labor and tax, for diagnosis and repair of an eligible CAP vehicle.  These costs do not include consumer's co-payment or additional repairs performed outside of the CAP repair process.
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