CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,148,827 190,599 16.6%
b. 1st Tests: 954,905 141,800 14.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 919,664  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 786,935 85.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 132,729 14.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,209 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 91,716 9.6%
c. All Visual: 17,138 1.8%
d. All Functional: 78,481 8.2%
e. Overall: 141,800 14.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 874,822 131,481 15.0% 26,902 3.1%
b. Basic 72,839 9,290 12.8% 2,043 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,244 1,029 14.2% 264 3.6%
e. Total 954,905 141,800 14.8% 29,209 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 506,144 59,715 11.8% 10,302 2.0%
b. GS 64,698 9,147 14.1% 1,732 2.7%
e. TST 378,410 72,121 19.1% 17,033 4.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,436 387 8.7% 28 0.6%
h. Bus.Fl. 106 10 9.4%    
i. Referee 1,111 420 37.8% 114 10.3%
k. Total 954,905 141,800 14.8% 29,209 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 378,410 370,113
a. Directed Vehicles 214,740 209,290
* 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 54 15 27.8% 22.2% 7.4% 16.7% 13.0%
1975 613 187 30.5% 24.1% 11.1% 18.8% 12.1%
1976 2,495 795 31.9% 23.3% 10.4% 18.0% 11.1%
1977 3,611 1,101 30.5% 21.4% 9.3% 18.6% 10.2%
1978 4,381 1,344 30.7% 21.8% 10.3% 17.3% 10.4%
1979 5,166 1,686 32.6% 24.7% 10.7% 18.6% 10.4%
1980 3,516 1,176 33.4% 25.5% 13.1% 20.1% 10.8%
1981 4,085 1,478 36.2% 29.5% 13.3% 20.3% 11.0%
1982 4,933 1,771 35.9% 29.4% 13.1% 19.0% 9.3%
1983 6,476 2,344 36.2% 30.0% 13.9% 19.6% 9.0%
1984 12,799 4,542 35.5% 29.5% 14.6% 18.9% 8.3%
1985 17,387 6,056 34.8% 28.7% 13.3% 18.2% 7.3%
1986 22,951 7,135 31.1% 24.4% 10.7% 17.0% 6.1%
1987 27,204 8,805 32.4% 26.7% 10.4% 15.7% 5.3%
1988 32,003 9,157 28.6% 23.3% 8.2% 13.7% 4.2%
1989 40,083 9,688 24.2% 19.0% 6.3% 11.6% 3.1%
1990 43,147 9,360 21.7% 17.2% 5.3% 9.5% 2.2%
1991 45,074 8,796 19.5% 15.3% 4.3% 8.2% 1.8%
1992 43,041 7,210 16.8% 13.0% 3.6% 6.8% 1.4%
1993 51,603 8,830 17.1% 14.0% 2.8% 6.0% 1.3%
1994 57,660 7,278 12.6% 9.7% 1.8% 4.5% 1.1%
1995 54,719 6,297 11.5% 8.5% 1.6% 4.3% 1.1%
1996 70,588 9,633 13.6% 4.7% 0.6% 10.2% 0.7%
1997 57,684 7,271 12.6% 3.8% 0.6% 9.9% 0.6%
1998 88,620 6,306 7.1% 1.7% 0.3% 5.7% 0.3%
1999 60,614 4,422 7.3% 1.1% 0.2% 6.3% 0.3%
2000 113,041 5,080 4.5% 0.4% 0.1% 4.1% 0.2%
2001 31,071 1,914 6.2% 0.3% 0.0% 5.9% 0.1%
2002 22,717 947 4.2% 0.2% 0.0% 3.9% 0.1%
2003 23,711 951 4.0% 0.2% 0.1% 3.8% 0.0%
2004 3,715 210 5.7% 0.3% 0.1% 5.5% 0.0%
Total 954,762 141,785 14.9% 9.6% 3.1% 8.2% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,097 966 46.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 392 166 42.3%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,456
d. Hardship Extensions 122
e. Waivers Granted 160
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 11,856 4,658 872 151  
GS 1,534 475 185 78  
TST 2,550 1,244 7 2  
Gov 346 152 19 1  
Bus 68 21 11 1  
REF 74 28 7    
Oth 14 1 5   1
Total 16,442 6,579 1,106 233 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,398
EB 768
TOTAL 11,166
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,750 $53.21 $98
GS 592 $52.23 $95
TST 1,465 $48.15 $90
Other 71 $43.33 $95
TOTAL 13,756 $51.95 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 43,584 15,181 11,298 6,759 6,589 3,757 $176.61
 
b.Enhanced 34,602 11,372 8,956 5,474 5,600 3,200 $185.08
c.Non-Enh. 7,552 3,238 2,013 1,072 799 430 $138.08
 
d.GS 9,543 2,986 2,321 1,405 1,760 1,071 $202.38
e.REG 28,815 11,423 7,720 4,177 3,520 1,975 $153.79
f.Other 5,226 772 1,257 1,177 1,309 711 $255.40

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,292 $ 313
  * 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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