CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,191,536 185,812 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 1,000,435 139,280 13.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 969,558  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 836,278 86.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 133,280 13.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,413 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 91,666 9.2%
c. All Visual: 17,117 1.7%
d. All Functional: 75,913 7.6%
e. Overall: 139,280 13.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 912,037 128,871 14.1% 26,843 2.9%
b. Basic 80,260 9,348 11.6% 2,255 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,138 1,061 13.0% 315 3.9%
e. Total 1,000,435 139,280 13.9% 29,413 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 512,518 54,442 10.6% 9,532 1.9%
b. GS 72,065 9,699 13.5% 1,921 2.7%
e. TST 410,776 74,351 18.1% 17,822 4.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,896 340 8.7% 24 0.6%
h. Bus.Fl. 186 16 8.6%    
i. Referee 994 432 43.5% 114 11.5%
k. Total 1,000,435 139,280 13.9% 29,413 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 410,776 402,574
a. Directed Vehicles 210,004 204,925
* 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 29 7 24.1% 17.2% 10.3% 24.1% 10.3%
1975 289 98 33.9% 26.0% 13.5% 18.0% 9.3%
1976 2,936 929 31.6% 23.1% 10.1% 18.2% 10.0%
1977 3,951 1,257 31.8% 22.9% 10.4% 18.1% 9.9%
1978 4,588 1,389 30.3% 22.0% 10.1% 17.0% 10.1%
1979 4,770 1,557 32.6% 25.4% 11.8% 18.6% 10.6%
1980 3,357 1,074 32.0% 25.0% 13.3% 17.3% 9.6%
1981 4,075 1,434 35.2% 28.5% 13.6% 19.1% 9.8%
1982 4,835 1,697 35.1% 28.5% 13.5% 18.3% 8.8%
1983 7,624 2,690 35.3% 29.3% 13.4% 18.5% 8.9%
1984 12,884 4,484 34.8% 29.0% 14.3% 18.3% 8.0%
1985 17,602 5,759 32.7% 26.9% 12.4% 17.5% 7.1%
1986 22,971 6,864 29.9% 23.8% 10.7% 15.7% 5.8%
1987 27,245 8,711 32.0% 26.7% 10.4% 15.4% 5.2%
1988 32,482 8,764 27.0% 21.7% 8.1% 13.1% 3.9%
1989 39,040 9,376 24.0% 18.8% 6.5% 11.6% 3.1%
1990 42,479 8,888 20.9% 16.7% 5.1% 9.4% 2.2%
1991 46,180 8,447 18.3% 14.4% 4.4% 7.9% 1.7%
1992 44,930 7,375 16.4% 12.8% 3.4% 6.5% 1.5%
1993 51,490 8,891 17.3% 14.1% 2.9% 6.0% 1.4%
1994 65,116 7,853 12.1% 9.3% 1.7% 4.2% 1.2%
1995 50,384 5,762 11.4% 8.5% 1.7% 4.3% 1.1%
1996 84,224 11,078 13.2% 5.0% 0.6% 9.5% 0.7%
1997 50,647 5,837 11.5% 3.8% 0.6% 8.8% 0.6%
1998 99,533 6,760 6.8% 1.9% 0.3% 5.3% 0.3%
1999 51,838 3,174 6.1% 1.1% 0.2% 5.1% 0.3%
2000 131,413 5,539 4.2% 0.5% 0.1% 3.7% 0.2%
2001 32,870 1,574 4.8% 0.3% 0.0% 4.5% 0.1%
2002 24,997 866 3.5% 0.2% 0.0% 3.2% 0.1%
2003 23,401 649 2.8% 0.1% 0.0% 2.6% 0.1%
2004 11,956 478 4.0% 0.1% 0.1% 3.9% 0.1%
2005 158 11 7.0%     7.0%  
Total 1,000,294 139,272 13.9% 9.2% 2.9% 7.6% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,133 1,057 49.6%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 396 159 40.2%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,378
d. Hardship Extensions 105
e. Waivers Granted 152
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,442 4,667 480 55  
GS 723 464 174 56  
TST 1,421 1,387 8 1  
Gov 205 175 24 1  
Bus 31 29 1    
REF 37 28 7    
Oth 8 7     1
Total 7,867 6,757 694 113 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,838
EB 776
TOTAL 11,614
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,757 $51.84 $98
GS 592 $50.99 $98
TST 1,610 $48.98 $90
Other 88 $43.19 $95
TOTAL 7,047 $51.01 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 44,718 15,533 11,451 6,996 6,794 3,944 $177.94
 
b.Enhanced 34,825 11,503 8,886 5,577 5,587 3,272 $185.46
c.Non-Enh. 8,365 3,481 2,197 1,184 996 507 $144.68
 
d.GS 10,227 3,099 2,639 1,564 1,796 1,129 $198.20
e.REG 29,112 11,678 7,624 4,177 3,643 1,990 $153.31
f.Other 5,379 756 1,188 1,255 1,355 825 $272.72

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,739 $ 322
  * 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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