CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,162,536 179,514 15.4%
b. 1st Tests: 978,399 135,496 13.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 949,499  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 820,333 86.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 129,166 13.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 28,337 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 89,600 9.2%
c. All Visual: 16,383 1.7%
d. All Functional: 73,748 7.5%
e. Overall: 135,496 13.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 894,263 125,517 14.0% 25,849 2.9%
b. Basic 76,573 8,973 11.7% 2,154 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,563 1,006 13.3% 334 4.4%
e. Total 978,399 135,496 13.8% 28,337 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 490,630 51,341 10.5% 8,824 1.8%
b. GS 69,278 9,066 13.1% 1,748 2.5%
e. TST 414,994 74,458 17.9% 17,654 4.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,495 246 9.9% 30 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 124 6 4.8%    
i. Referee 878 379 43.2% 81 9.2%
k. Total 978,399 135,496 13.8% 28,337 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 414,994 406,422
a. Directed Vehicles 214,152 209,011
* 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 20 1 5.0%       5.0%
1975 249 81 32.5% 24.9% 13.3% 16.9% 10.4%
1976 2,699 787 29.2% 21.9% 9.5% 15.9% 8.9%
1977 3,793 1,182 31.2% 22.9% 11.0% 17.4% 10.0%
1978 4,335 1,310 30.2% 21.5% 10.8% 17.0% 9.8%
1979 4,524 1,513 33.4% 26.3% 13.0% 18.8% 10.5%
1980 3,250 1,077 33.1% 26.8% 14.4% 18.9% 9.6%
1981 3,887 1,388 35.7% 29.4% 13.8% 19.1% 10.1%
1982 4,581 1,591 34.7% 28.6% 13.3% 19.0% 9.5%
1983 7,172 2,462 34.3% 28.2% 12.3% 17.8% 8.8%
1984 12,334 4,327 35.1% 29.3% 14.3% 18.5% 8.4%
1985 16,778 5,622 33.5% 27.9% 12.9% 17.3% 7.0%
1986 22,909 6,676 29.1% 23.3% 10.1% 15.3% 5.5%
1987 26,396 8,546 32.4% 27.1% 10.6% 15.5% 5.3%
1988 31,523 8,633 27.4% 22.3% 8.0% 13.3% 3.9%
1989 38,708 8,977 23.2% 18.2% 6.2% 11.3% 3.1%
1990 41,638 8,718 20.9% 16.9% 5.1% 9.1% 2.2%
1991 44,933 8,204 18.3% 14.5% 4.1% 7.8% 1.6%
1992 42,782 7,013 16.4% 12.8% 3.6% 6.7% 1.6%
1993 50,651 8,649 17.1% 14.1% 2.8% 5.9% 1.3%
1994 63,839 7,599 11.9% 9.3% 1.6% 4.2% 1.0%
1995 49,533 5,684 11.5% 8.4% 1.5% 4.5% 1.1%
1996 79,064 10,572 13.4% 5.1% 0.7% 9.7% 0.7%
1997 48,771 5,690 11.7% 3.9% 0.6% 8.9% 0.6%
1998 99,485 6,961 7.0% 2.0% 0.3% 5.3% 0.3%
1999 48,930 3,020 6.2% 1.1% 0.2% 5.2% 0.3%
2000 132,869 5,620 4.2% 0.6% 0.1% 3.7% 0.2%
2001 31,434 1,527 4.9% 0.4% 0.1% 4.5% 0.1%
2002 24,591 862 3.5% 0.3% 0.0% 3.3% 0.1%
2003 22,507 634 2.8% 0.1% 0.0% 2.6% 0.1%
2004 13,928 557 4.0% 0.1% 0.0% 3.9% 0.0%
2005 276 9 3.3%     3.6%  
Total 978,389 135,492 13.8% 9.2% 2.9% 7.5% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,882 891 47.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 357 150 42.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,260
d. Hardship Extensions 111
e. Waivers Granted 139
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,442 4,654 493 52  
GS 719 459 173 58  
TST 1,449 1,414 9 1  
Gov 222 191 24 2  
Bus 27 22 3    
REF 38 29 7    
Oth 8 7     1
Total 7,905 6,776 709 113 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,923
EB 758
TOTAL 11,681
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,881 $51.60 $98
GS 597 $50.93 $98
TST 1,739 $48.96 $90
Other 87 $46.65 $90
TOTAL 7,304 $50.86 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 41,638 14,277 10,749 6,602 6,408 3,602 $177.88
 
b.Enhanced 32,517 10,642 8,340 5,246 5,273 3,016 $185.40
c.Non-Enh. 7,696 3,135 2,090 1,117 906 448 $144.55
 
d.GS 9,477 2,826 2,403 1,481 1,723 1,044 $201.26
e.REG 26,858 10,671 7,108 3,959 3,356 1,764 $152.84
f.Other 5,303 780 1,238 1,162 1,329 794 $262.93

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
569 $ 320
  * 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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