CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,067,839 165,711 15.5%
b. 1st Tests: 896,873 124,704 13.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 870,918  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 750,901 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 120,017 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 25,860 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 81,279 9.1%
c. All Visual: 14,833 1.7%
d. All Functional: 68,544 7.6%
e. Overall: 124,704 13.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 817,681 115,616 14.1% 23,618 2.9%
b. Basic 71,452 8,115 11.4% 1,965 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,740 973 12.6% 277 3.6%
e. Total 896,873 124,704 13.9% 25,860 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 435,386 45,612 10.5% 7,879 1.8%
b. GS 61,664 8,156 13.2% 1,588 2.6%
e. TST 396,719 70,311 17.7% 16,284 4.1%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,053 215 10.5% 19 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 202 15 7.4% 5 2.5%
i. Referee 849 395 46.5% 85 10.0%
k. Total 896,873 124,704 13.9% 25,860 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 396,719 389,090
a. Directed Vehicles 209,813 205,397
* 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 26 4 15.4% 15.4% 3.8% 7.7% 3.8%
1975 150 38 25.3% 19.3% 12.7% 16.0% 9.3%
1976 2,020 583 28.9% 21.2% 10.0% 15.6% 9.4%
1977 3,291 1,003 30.5% 22.1% 10.9% 17.4% 9.2%
1978 3,795 1,114 29.4% 21.7% 9.7% 15.8% 9.3%
1979 4,430 1,444 32.6% 25.6% 11.7% 17.4% 10.0%
1980 2,710 898 33.1% 26.6% 13.8% 17.8% 9.3%
1981 3,427 1,183 34.5% 28.6% 14.1% 18.7% 10.1%
1982 4,146 1,458 35.2% 29.6% 13.6% 18.5% 9.2%
1983 5,597 1,938 34.6% 28.7% 12.8% 18.2% 9.0%
1984 10,542 3,702 35.1% 29.1% 14.3% 19.0% 8.4%
1985 14,726 4,846 32.9% 27.2% 12.9% 17.2% 7.1%
1986 21,941 6,424 29.3% 23.2% 10.3% 15.5% 5.7%
1987 24,644 7,723 31.3% 26.4% 10.5% 14.8% 5.0%
1988 28,155 7,820 27.8% 22.5% 8.1% 13.5% 3.9%
1989 36,222 8,386 23.2% 17.9% 6.1% 11.3% 3.0%
1990 37,019 7,814 21.1% 16.9% 5.1% 9.2% 2.0%
1991 42,666 7,818 18.3% 14.3% 4.1% 8.0% 1.7%
1992 38,734 6,477 16.7% 13.0% 3.7% 6.9% 1.5%
1993 43,931 7,911 18.0% 14.8% 2.8% 6.4% 1.4%
1994 53,817 6,794 12.6% 9.9% 1.9% 4.6% 1.2%
1995 47,283 5,647 11.9% 8.9% 1.8% 4.4% 1.3%
1996 66,448 9,395 14.1% 5.4% 0.7% 10.3% 0.7%
1997 44,586 5,408 12.1% 4.0% 0.6% 9.3% 0.6%
1998 92,157 6,824 7.4% 2.0% 0.3% 5.8% 0.3%
1999 42,309 2,798 6.6% 1.2% 0.2% 5.5% 0.3%
2000 123,777 5,446 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2001 29,905 1,550 5.2% 0.4% 0.1% 4.8% 0.1%
2002 25,144 885 3.5% 0.2% 0.0% 3.3% 0.1%
2003 22,736 633 2.8% 0.2% 0.0% 2.6% 0.1%
2004 19,640 678 3.5% 0.1% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2005 887 56 6.3%     6.3%  
Total 896,861 124,698 13.9% 9.1% 2.9% 7.6% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,754 891 50.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 304 126 41.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,088
d. Hardship Extensions 92
e. Waivers Granted 133
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,467 4,679 490 49 1
GS 738 469 176 64  
TST 1,504 1,464 9 1  
Gov 168 146 16    
Bus 28 23 3    
REF 37 28 7    
Oth 7 6     1
Total 7,949 6,815 701 114 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,970
EB 751
TOTAL 11,721
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,783 $51.06 $98
GS 573 $51.30 $98
TST 1,728 $49.62 $98
Other 81 $51.31 $98
TOTAL 7,165 $50.73 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 37,568 12,604 9,702 5,979 5,798 3,485 $183.38
 
b.Enhanced 28,989 9,282 7,389 4,699 4,746 2,873 $191.65
c.Non-Enh. 7,248 2,867 1,990 1,061 863 467 $148.75
 
d.GS 8,928 2,623 2,370 1,358 1,570 1,007 $201.35
e.REG 23,679 9,288 6,188 3,511 2,983 1,709 $158.63
f.Other 4,961 693 1,144 1,110 1,245 769 $269.20

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,286 $ 328
  * 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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