CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,286,836 208,788 16.2%
b. 1st Tests: 1,073,884 157,530 14.7%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 1,035,687  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 887,285 85.7%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 148,402 14.3%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 32,939 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 102,867 9.6%
c. All Visual: 19,568 1.8%
d. All Functional: 87,466 8.1%
e. Overall: 157,530 14.7%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 980,112 145,962 14.9% 30,143 3.1%
b. Basic 84,756 10,361 12.2% 2,464 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 9,016 1,207 13.4% 332 3.7%
e. Total 1,073,884 157,530 14.7% 32,939 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 562,512 64,400 11.4% 11,440 2.0%
b. GS 75,536 10,451 13.8% 2,102 2.8%
e. TST 428,767 81,749 19.1% 19,198 4.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 5,591 445 8.0% 49 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 148 7 4.7% 1 0.7%
i. Referee 1,330 478 35.9% 149 11.2%
k. Total 1,073,884 157,530 14.7% 32,939 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 428,767 419,330
a. Directed Vehicles 230,903 225,094
* 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 34 11 32.4% 23.5% 8.8% 17.6% 2.9%
1975 451 156 34.6% 25.3% 12.0% 20.4% 11.1%
1976 3,147 954 30.3% 22.2% 10.1% 16.8% 9.7%
1977 4,410 1,351 30.6% 21.2% 9.5% 18.5% 10.3%
1978 5,277 1,639 31.1% 22.5% 10.1% 18.2% 10.2%
1979 5,636 1,912 33.9% 25.7% 12.7% 19.4% 11.3%
1980 3,834 1,281 33.4% 26.8% 14.0% 20.5% 10.5%
1981 4,629 1,644 35.5% 29.2% 12.8% 19.4% 10.4%
1982 5,794 2,069 35.7% 29.2% 13.2% 19.4% 9.9%
1983 8,202 2,876 35.1% 28.5% 12.3% 18.6% 9.4%
1984 14,802 5,422 36.6% 30.5% 14.6% 20.3% 8.8%
1985 19,692 6,716 34.1% 28.0% 13.4% 18.6% 7.3%
1986 25,459 7,658 30.1% 23.9% 10.4% 16.2% 6.1%
1987 30,655 10,014 32.7% 27.1% 10.4% 15.7% 5.4%
1988 35,483 10,052 28.3% 23.0% 8.2% 13.5% 4.1%
1989 43,815 10,798 24.6% 19.2% 6.4% 12.1% 3.3%
1990 47,037 9,951 21.2% 16.6% 5.1% 9.4% 2.2%
1991 49,598 9,440 19.0% 14.8% 4.4% 8.5% 1.8%
1992 47,981 8,075 16.8% 13.1% 3.6% 7.1% 1.5%
1993 55,840 9,890 17.7% 14.4% 2.9% 6.4% 1.4%
1994 67,399 8,373 12.4% 9.6% 1.8% 4.5% 1.1%
1995 55,173 6,390 11.6% 8.6% 1.7% 4.3% 1.1%
1996 90,565 12,387 13.7% 5.0% 0.6% 10.0% 0.6%
1997 56,726 7,080 12.5% 4.0% 0.6% 9.8% 0.5%
1998 104,769 7,375 7.0% 1.8% 0.3% 5.6% 0.3%
1999 58,101 3,923 6.8% 1.2% 0.2% 5.8% 0.3%
2000 135,507 5,905 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2001 35,204 1,991 5.7% 0.4% 0.1% 5.3% 0.1%
2002 25,212 953 3.8% 0.2% 0.1% 3.5% 0.1%
2003 26,847 923 3.4% 0.2% 0.1% 3.2% 0.1%
2004 6,390 309 4.8% 0.3% 0.1% 4.6% 0.1%
2005 16 2 12.5%     12.5%  
Total 1,073,685 157,520 14.7% 9.6% 3.1% 8.1% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,384 1,034 43.4%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 374 157 42.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,666
d. Hardship Extensions 129
e. Waivers Granted 140
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,484 4,667 501 71  
GS 713 472 168 46  
TST 1,327 1,295 9 1  
Gov 208 181 22 1  
Bus 26 23 1    
REF 38 29 7    
Oth 13 10 2   1
Total 7,809 6,677 710 119 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,647
EB 778
TOTAL 11,425
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,936 $52.42 $98
GS 620 $52.04 $94
TST 1,622 $48.58 $95
Other 85 $50.44 $95
TOTAL 7,263 $51.51 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 48,905 17,248 12,608 7,640 7,288 4,121 $173.74
 
b.Enhanced 38,485 13,009 9,792 6,140 6,063 3,481 $181.29
c.Non-Enh. 8,845 3,656 2,445 1,253 990 501 $139.54
 
d.GS 10,861 3,391 2,762 1,635 1,844 1,229 $199.12
e.REG 32,349 13,008 8,519 4,715 3,996 2,111 $150.75
f.Other 5,695 849 1,327 1,290 1,448 781 $255.91

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,300 $ 316
  * 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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