CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,164,661 181,371 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 979,289 136,953 14.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 950,023  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 820,131 86.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 129,892 13.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,457 3.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 90,858 9.3%
c. All Visual: 16,569 1.7%
d. All Functional: 74,479 7.6%
e. Overall: 136,953 14.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 893,543 126,844 14.2% 26,876 3.0%
b. Basic 77,840 9,108 11.7% 2,291 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,906 1,001 12.7% 290 3.7%
e. Total 979,289 136,953 14.0% 29,457 3.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 481,687 51,269 10.6% 9,163 1.9%
b. GS 68,610 8,945 13.0% 1,840 2.7%
e. TST 425,631 76,039 17.9% 18,315 4.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,256 235 10.4% 26 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 150 10 6.7% 1 0.7%
i. Referee 955 455 47.6% 112 11.7%
k. Total 979,289 136,953 14.0% 29,457 3.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 425,631 416,990
a. Directed Vehicles 221,303 216,061
* 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 23 7 30.4% 26.1% 4.3% 17.4% 13.0%
1975 224 82 36.6% 29.5% 14.3% 20.1% 9.8%
1976 2,499 746 29.9% 23.2% 10.2% 16.4% 8.7%
1977 3,719 1,147 30.8% 22.3% 9.5% 17.6% 9.7%
1978 4,232 1,332 31.5% 22.9% 10.9% 18.0% 10.0%
1979 4,732 1,584 33.5% 26.5% 13.4% 17.8% 10.0%
1980 3,224 1,073 33.3% 26.3% 13.6% 18.4% 9.6%
1981 3,955 1,369 34.6% 28.7% 13.3% 18.3% 9.3%
1982 4,582 1,578 34.4% 28.8% 13.7% 18.4% 9.6%
1983 6,650 2,352 35.4% 28.9% 13.7% 19.0% 9.2%
1984 12,026 4,275 35.5% 29.9% 14.6% 18.6% 8.3%
1985 16,344 5,383 32.9% 27.1% 12.8% 17.2% 6.9%
1986 24,266 7,243 29.8% 23.6% 10.7% 15.8% 5.8%
1987 26,740 8,500 31.8% 26.8% 10.7% 15.3% 5.3%
1988 31,504 8,781 27.9% 22.7% 8.4% 13.4% 3.8%
1989 39,560 9,249 23.4% 18.7% 6.5% 11.2% 3.0%
1990 40,805 8,717 21.4% 17.0% 5.3% 9.4% 2.3%
1991 45,208 8,443 18.7% 14.9% 4.7% 8.0% 1.7%
1992 42,928 7,080 16.5% 13.0% 3.7% 6.7% 1.5%
1993 49,469 8,754 17.7% 14.6% 3.0% 6.2% 1.5%
1994 62,541 7,909 12.6% 9.9% 1.8% 4.6% 1.1%
1995 50,262 5,841 11.6% 8.7% 1.6% 4.3% 1.1%
1996 75,339 10,210 13.6% 5.1% 0.7% 9.9% 0.7%
1997 49,313 5,843 11.8% 3.9% 0.7% 9.0% 0.6%
1998 101,146 7,154 7.1% 2.1% 0.3% 5.4% 0.4%
1999 47,377 3,026 6.4% 1.1% 0.2% 5.4% 0.3%
2000 135,869 5,756 4.2% 0.5% 0.1% 3.7% 0.2%
2001 31,327 1,483 4.7% 0.4% 0.1% 4.4% 0.1%
2002 24,904 915 3.7% 0.2% 0.0% 3.5% 0.1%
2003 22,245 549 2.5% 0.1% 0.0% 2.3% 0.1%
2004 15,798 546 3.5% 0.1% 0.1% 3.3% 0.1%
2005 468 22 4.7%     4.7%  
Total 979,279 136,949 14.0% 9.3% 3.0% 7.6% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,969 1,027 52.2%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 356 150 42.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,204
d. Hardship Extensions 100
e. Waivers Granted 150
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,451 4,661 492 53  
GS 720 458 174 59  
TST 1,474 1,435 9 1  
Gov 162 139 19    
Bus 20 15 3    
REF 39 30 7    
Oth 6 5     1
Total 7,872 6,743 704 113 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,954
EB 765
TOTAL 11,719
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,750 $51.10 $98
GS 577 $51.34 $98
TST 1,700 $49.16 $98
Other 93 $51.15 $98
TOTAL 7,120 $50.66 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 40,923 13,938 10,596 6,445 6,253 3,691 $178.90
 
b.Enhanced 31,659 10,209 8,068 5,146 5,139 3,097 $188.15
c.Non-Enh. 7,823 3,170 2,202 1,105 886 460 $141.71
 
d.GS 9,284 2,719 2,406 1,410 1,691 1,058 $202.69
e.REG 26,341 10,503 6,947 3,861 3,295 1,735 $151.53
f.Other 5,298 716 1,243 1,174 1,267 898 $273.26

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,492 $ 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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