CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,119,862 174,830 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 939,983 132,506 14.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 909,671  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 783,146 86.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 126,525 13.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 27,312 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,609 9.2%
c. All Visual: 16,454 1.8%
d. All Functional: 72,944 7.8%
e. Overall: 132,506 14.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 858,675 122,702 14.3% 24,924 2.9%
b. Basic 73,713 8,794 11.9% 2,112 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,594 1,010 13.3% 276 3.6%
e. Unknown 1        
d. Total 939,983 132,506 14.1% 27,312 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 484,639 52,464 10.8% 9,034 1.9%
b. GS 66,937 8,969 13.4% 1,706 2.5%
e. TST 383,032 70,274 18.3% 16,419 4.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,096 341 8.3% 43 1.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 131 10 7.6% 2 1.5%
i. Referee 1,148 448 39.0% 108 9.4%
k. Total 939,983 132,506 14.1% 27,312 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 383,032 375,777
a. Directed Vehicles 198,699 194,436
* 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 32 6 18.8% 15.6% 9.4% 6.3%  
1975 309 88 28.5% 22.0% 14.6% 16.8% 10.7%
1976 2,745 839 30.6% 21.3% 9.9% 18.1% 10.2%
1977 3,825 1,140 29.8% 20.7% 9.1% 18.2% 9.3%
1978 4,446 1,296 29.1% 20.6% 9.6% 17.1% 9.4%
1979 4,443 1,461 32.9% 25.4% 12.2% 18.4% 10.5%
1980 3,161 981 31.0% 23.7% 12.2% 18.4% 9.9%
1981 3,901 1,452 37.2% 30.9% 13.7% 20.2% 9.8%
1982 4,769 1,735 36.4% 30.1% 13.2% 20.4% 10.1%
1983 7,147 2,517 35.2% 28.6% 13.0% 19.0% 9.2%
1984 12,519 4,388 35.1% 28.9% 13.8% 19.0% 7.9%
1985 17,016 5,714 33.6% 27.6% 12.9% 17.9% 7.3%
1986 21,882 6,547 29.9% 23.5% 10.3% 16.1% 6.1%
1987 26,101 8,319 31.9% 26.5% 10.3% 15.5% 5.1%
1988 30,639 8,527 27.8% 22.5% 8.1% 13.6% 4.1%
1989 37,103 8,949 24.1% 18.8% 6.2% 11.7% 3.3%
1990 39,968 8,322 20.8% 16.5% 5.0% 9.1% 2.3%
1991 43,292 7,960 18.4% 14.4% 4.3% 7.9% 1.7%
1992 41,404 6,774 16.4% 12.6% 3.4% 6.9% 1.5%
1993 48,240 8,324 17.3% 14.1% 2.7% 6.1% 1.4%
1994 60,320 7,353 12.2% 9.4% 1.6% 4.3% 1.1%
1995 47,049 5,364 11.4% 8.4% 1.5% 4.4% 1.1%
1996 80,531 10,605 13.2% 5.1% 0.6% 9.5% 0.6%
1997 47,910 5,775 12.1% 3.8% 0.6% 9.4% 0.6%
1998 94,254 6,499 6.9% 1.8% 0.3% 5.4% 0.3%
1999 48,811 3,083 6.3% 1.2% 0.2% 5.3% 0.3%
2000 123,345 5,062 4.1% 0.5% 0.1% 3.6% 0.2%
2001 30,395 1,567 5.2% 0.4% 0.1% 4.8% 0.1%
2002 22,533 823 3.7% 0.2% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2003 22,140 619 2.8% 0.1% 0.0% 2.6% 0.0%
2004 9,540 406 4.3% 0.1% 0.0% 4.2% 0.1%
2005 61 5 8.2%     8.2%  
Total 939,831 132,500 14.1% 9.2% 2.9% 7.8% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,187 963 44.0%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 363 146 40.2%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,470
d. Hardship Extensions 96
e. Waivers Granted 139
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,441 4,654 482 61 1
GS 731 473 175 53  
TST 1,394 1,360 8 1  
Gov 197 168 22 1  
Bus 29 24 3    
REF 37 28 7    
Oth 11 10     1
Total 7,840 6,717 697 116 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,805
EB 767
TOTAL 11,572
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,573 $52.47 $98
GS 543 $51.96 $98
TST 1,501 $49.02 $91
Other 87 $46.25 $95
TOTAL 6,704 $51.58 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 41,935 14,705 10,672 6,383 6,527 3,648 $177.24
 
b.Enhanced 32,847 10,997 8,197 5,169 5,398 3,086 $185.81
c.Non-Enh. 7,524 3,146 2,064 1,000 893 421 $140.25
 
d.GS 8,906 2,715 2,131 1,350 1,721 989 $203.19
e.REG 27,685 11,174 7,309 3,865 3,476 1,861 $152.60
f.Other 5,344 816 1,232 1,168 1,330 798 $261.63

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,427 $ 319
  * 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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