CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,153,879 183,958 15.9%
b. 1st Tests: 962,893 139,286 14.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 932,425  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 798,033 85.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 134,392 14.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,119 3.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 90,836 9.4%
c. All Visual: 17,659 1.8%
d. All Functional: 77,414 8.0%
e. Overall: 139,286 14.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 878,961 128,934 14.7% 26,576 3.0%
b. Basic 75,940 9,252 12.2% 2,203 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,992 1,100 13.8% 340 4.3%
e. Total 962,893 139,286 14.5% 29,119 3.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 501,858 56,018 11.2% 9,858 2.0%
b. GS 68,923 9,221 13.4% 1,786 2.6%
e. TST 385,856 73,129 19.0% 17,301 4.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,685 348 7.4% 38 0.8%
h. Bus.Fl. 176 13 7.4% 3 1.7%
i. Referee 1,395 557 39.9% 133 9.5%
k. Total 962,893 139,286 14.5% 29,119 3.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 385,856 379,830
a. Directed Vehicles 203,673 200,464
* 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 24 9 37.5% 20.8% 12.5% 33.3% 4.2%
1975 372 127 34.1% 27.4% 12.1% 17.2% 10.2%
1976 2,981 973 32.6% 22.7% 10.0% 19.2% 9.8%
1977 4,029 1,237 30.7% 21.1% 10.1% 18.5% 10.1%
1978 4,650 1,438 30.9% 21.6% 10.0% 18.1% 10.3%
1979 5,034 1,654 32.9% 25.1% 12.1% 18.9% 10.7%
1980 3,314 1,056 31.9% 24.9% 13.4% 19.2% 10.5%
1981 4,171 1,493 35.8% 29.2% 13.0% 19.7% 11.1%
1982 5,139 1,835 35.7% 29.6% 14.1% 19.9% 9.4%
1983 7,233 2,497 34.5% 28.6% 13.5% 19.0% 9.2%
1984 13,253 4,707 35.5% 29.6% 14.4% 19.3% 8.6%
1985 17,584 5,830 33.2% 26.9% 12.7% 18.3% 7.6%
1986 23,154 6,915 29.9% 23.6% 10.1% 16.0% 5.8%
1987 27,591 8,938 32.4% 26.7% 10.3% 16.1% 5.5%
1988 31,489 8,949 28.4% 22.8% 8.3% 14.1% 4.2%
1989 39,206 9,472 24.2% 18.7% 6.4% 11.8% 3.3%
1990 41,595 8,800 21.2% 16.7% 5.1% 9.4% 2.3%
1991 44,593 8,379 18.8% 14.7% 4.2% 8.1% 1.8%
1992 42,629 7,164 16.8% 13.1% 3.7% 6.9% 1.5%
1993 49,161 8,609 17.5% 14.4% 2.9% 6.2% 1.4%
1994 61,865 7,796 12.6% 9.6% 1.7% 4.6% 1.2%
1995 49,005 5,732 11.7% 8.7% 1.7% 4.3% 1.1%
1996 79,454 10,644 13.4% 5.0% 0.6% 9.9% 0.7%
1997 49,903 6,130 12.3% 3.8% 0.6% 9.6% 0.6%
1998 92,649 6,505 7.0% 1.8% 0.3% 5.5% 0.4%
1999 50,691 3,323 6.6% 1.1% 0.2% 5.7% 0.3%
2000 121,000 5,327 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2001 33,410 1,738 5.2% 0.3% 0.1% 5.0% 0.1%
2002 24,357 834 3.4% 0.2% 0.0% 3.2% 0.1%
2003 25,322 830 3.3% 0.2% 0.0% 3.1% 0.1%
2004 7,866 338 4.3% 0.1% 0.0% 4.2% 0.0%
2005 41 1 2.4%     2.4%  
Total 962,765 139,280 14.5% 9.4% 3.0% 8.0% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,560 1,166 45.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 381 139 36.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,678
d. Hardship Extensions 102
e. Waivers Granted 149
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,425 4,626 485 64  
GS 711 465 171 48  
TST 1,364 1,330 9 1  
Gov 201 173 23 1  
Bus 26 26      
REF 38 29 7    
Oth 7 4 2   1
Total 7,772 6,653 697 114 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,702
EB 774
TOTAL 11,476
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,739 $52.34 $98
GS 583 $51.31 $95
TST 1,549 $48.58 $90
Other 89 $47.30 $95
TOTAL 6,960 $51.35 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 45,185 15,384 11,564 7,307 6,905 4,025 $179.86
 
b.Enhanced 35,286 11,495 8,884 5,839 5,683 3,385 $188.16
c.Non-Enh. 8,197 3,303 2,255 1,193 966 480 $143.70
 
d.GS 9,175 2,673 2,226 1,501 1,672 1,103 $207.16
e.REG 29,972 11,872 7,895 4,444 3,737 2,024 $154.75
f.Other 6,038 839 1,443 1,362 1,496 898 $262.98

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,235 $ 327
  * 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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