CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,064,916 174,850 16.4%
b. 1st Tests: 884,561 130,761 14.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 854,163  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 729,060 85.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 125,103 14.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 27,169 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 84,328 9.5%
c. All Visual: 16,450 1.9%
d. All Functional: 73,390 8.3%
e. Overall: 130,761 14.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 807,628 121,068 15.0% 24,822 3.1%
b. Basic 69,703 8,689 12.5% 2,051 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,218 1,000 13.9% 296 4.1%
e. Unknown 12 4 33.3%    
d. Total 884,561 130,761 14.8% 27,169 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 474,393 55,319 11.7% 9,784 2.1%
b. GS 55,110 8,195 14.9% 1,605 2.9%
e. TST 349,202 66,434 19.0% 15,621 4.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,723 408 8.6% 42 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 86 4 4.7%    
i. Referee 1,047 401 38.3% 117 11.2%
k. Total 884,561 130,761 14.8% 27,169 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 349,202 343,124
a. Directed Vehicles 191,766 188,068
* 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 44 14 31.8% 20.5% 11.4% 18.2% 18.2%
1975 435 139 32.0% 24.6% 12.0% 17.5% 10.8%
1976 2,431 745 30.6% 21.8% 9.7% 18.1% 9.8%
1977 3,498 1,046 29.9% 20.3% 9.5% 18.0% 10.3%
1978 4,118 1,282 31.1% 22.5% 11.0% 17.3% 10.5%
1979 4,682 1,516 32.4% 24.6% 11.9% 18.9% 10.5%
1980 3,264 1,094 33.5% 26.7% 14.0% 19.1% 10.4%
1981 3,883 1,380 35.5% 29.4% 13.1% 19.9% 10.6%
1982 4,762 1,728 36.3% 30.2% 13.4% 20.0% 10.0%
1983 6,535 2,278 34.9% 28.5% 12.9% 18.9% 9.8%
1984 12,170 4,265 35.0% 28.8% 13.7% 19.3% 8.7%
1985 16,232 5,607 34.5% 28.4% 13.4% 18.3% 7.5%
1986 21,198 6,397 30.2% 23.7% 10.9% 16.3% 6.3%
1987 25,644 8,335 32.5% 27.1% 10.2% 16.0% 5.3%
1988 29,406 8,481 28.8% 23.1% 8.2% 14.4% 4.5%
1989 37,072 8,969 24.2% 18.8% 6.3% 11.8% 3.3%
1990 39,365 8,403 21.3% 16.7% 5.1% 9.6% 2.2%
1991 41,240 7,788 18.9% 14.8% 4.2% 8.3% 1.8%
1992 39,769 6,678 16.8% 13.1% 3.6% 6.9% 1.5%
1993 45,948 8,051 17.5% 14.2% 2.8% 6.3% 1.4%
1994 52,219 6,758 12.9% 10.0% 1.9% 4.8% 1.3%
1995 47,087 5,412 11.5% 8.5% 1.7% 4.3% 1.1%
1996 70,537 9,736 13.8% 4.8% 0.6% 10.4% 0.7%
1997 48,513 6,286 13.0% 3.9% 0.6% 10.1% 0.6%
1998 83,334 6,195 7.4% 1.7% 0.3% 6.0% 0.4%
1999 49,969 3,605 7.2% 1.3% 0.2% 6.2% 0.3%
2000 110,359 4,855 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2001 30,613 1,751 5.7% 0.3% 0.1% 5.4% 0.1%
2002 21,550 838 3.9% 0.2% 0.0% 3.7% 0.1%
2003 24,098 869 3.6% 0.1% 0.0% 3.5% 0.0%
2004 4,448 250 5.6% 0.4% 0.3% 5.4%  
2005 9            
Total 884,432 130,751 14.8% 9.5% 3.1% 8.3% 1.9%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,941 909 46.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 360 140 38.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,313
d. Hardship Extensions 118
e. Waivers Granted 131
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,579 4,637 602 96 1
GS 689 462 160 37  
TST 1,300 1,268 8 1 1
Gov 180 156 21 1  
Bus 27 25 2    
REF 38 29 7    
Oth 15 10 3   1
Total 7,828 6,587 803 135 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,430
EB 760
TOTAL 11,190
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,575 $53.11 $98
GS 490 $51.36 $94
TST 1,397 $48.51 $95
Other 83 $46.11 $95
TOTAL 6,545 $51.91 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 41,282 14,394 10,769 6,406 6,101 3,612 $176.95
 
b.Enhanced 32,633 10,929 8,364 5,210 5,076 3,054 $183.73
c.Non-Enh. 7,271 2,978 2,090 966 820 417 $143.63
 
d.GS 8,854 2,660 2,186 1,381 1,612 1,015 $205.70
e.REG 27,647 10,997 7,406 3,996 3,382 1,866 $153.34
f.Other 4,781 737 1,177 1,029 1,107 731 $260.22

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,239 $ 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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