CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,018,948 159,003 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 853,634 120,087 14.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 827,400  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 710,872 85.9%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 116,528 14.1%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 25,618 3.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 78,255 9.2%
c. All Visual: 14,431 1.7%
d. All Functional: 66,596 7.8%
e. Overall: 120,087 14.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 778,625 111,270 14.3% 23,358 3.0%
b. Basic 67,829 7,955 11.7% 1,976 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,180 862 12.0% 284 4.0%
e. Total 853,634 120,087 14.1% 25,618 3.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 395,818 42,013 10.6% 7,509 1.9%
b. GS 58,566 7,772 13.3% 1,612 2.8%
e. TST 395,717 69,639 17.6% 16,370 4.1%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,548 262 10.3% 34 1.3%
h. Bus.Fl. 133 9 6.8% 3 2.3%
i. Referee 852 392 46.0% 90 10.6%
k. Total 853,634 120,087 14.1% 25,618 3.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 395,717 389,094
a. Directed Vehicles 220,684 216,812
* 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 17 5 29.4% 17.6% 17.6% 23.5% 11.8%
1975 162 49 30.2% 23.5% 14.2% 16.0% 10.5%
1976 1,873 532 28.4% 21.5% 9.3% 16.1% 7.7%
1977 3,206 948 29.6% 21.5% 10.2% 16.7% 10.0%
1978 3,572 1,102 30.9% 22.7% 11.3% 17.6% 9.3%
1979 4,475 1,435 32.1% 25.2% 11.6% 17.1% 9.8%
1980 2,774 856 30.9% 24.7% 13.7% 17.3% 9.1%
1981 3,187 1,104 34.6% 28.5% 12.7% 19.1% 9.8%
1982 4,314 1,439 33.4% 28.0% 12.6% 17.3% 8.5%
1983 5,366 1,859 34.6% 28.8% 13.6% 18.3% 9.1%
1984 10,459 3,563 34.1% 28.2% 14.2% 17.8% 8.0%
1985 14,208 4,745 33.4% 27.8% 13.8% 17.3% 7.1%
1986 19,864 5,861 29.5% 23.6% 10.6% 15.5% 5.9%
1987 24,146 7,487 31.0% 25.9% 10.3% 15.0% 5.0%
1988 26,870 7,584 28.2% 23.1% 8.4% 13.8% 4.0%
1989 34,803 8,103 23.3% 18.3% 6.4% 11.3% 3.0%
1990 36,023 7,493 20.8% 16.6% 5.3% 9.3% 2.2%
1991 41,993 7,727 18.4% 14.5% 4.3% 8.2% 1.7%
1992 37,325 6,208 16.6% 13.0% 3.8% 6.7% 1.6%
1993 43,280 7,736 17.9% 14.6% 3.0% 6.4% 1.3%
1994 50,229 6,509 13.0% 10.0% 2.0% 4.9% 1.3%
1995 45,399 5,380 11.9% 8.7% 1.8% 4.6% 1.2%
1996 63,463 9,175 14.5% 5.4% 0.8% 10.8% 0.7%
1997 42,165 5,286 12.5% 4.2% 0.8% 9.7% 0.7%
1998 89,424 6,713 7.5% 2.0% 0.3% 5.9% 0.4%
1999 39,793 2,669 6.7% 1.2% 0.2% 5.7% 0.3%
2000 109,052 4,843 4.4% 0.5% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2001 28,235 1,371 4.9% 0.3% 0.1% 4.6% 0.1%
2002 24,420 914 3.7% 0.2% 0.0% 3.6% 0.1%
2003 20,501 521 2.5% 0.1% 0.0% 2.4% 0.1%
2004 21,341 757 3.5% 0.1% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2005 1,683 106 6.3%     6.3%  
Total 853,622 120,080 14.1% 9.2% 3.0% 7.8% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,762 908 51.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 323 123 38.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,073
d. Hardship Extensions 104
e. Waivers Granted 128
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,442 4,643 499 49 1
GS 770 495 180 64  
TST 1,530 1,488 10 1  
Gov 167 147 15 1  
Bus 27 23 3    
REF 37 28 7    
Oth 7 6     1
Total 7,980 6,830 714 115 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,971
EB 749
TOTAL 11,720
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,728 $50.79 $98
GS 596 $50.25 $98
TST 1,756 $49.69 $98
Other 90 $47.33 $98
TOTAL 7,170 $50.43 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 35,444 11,851 9,254 5,697 5,410 3,232 $182.19
 
b.Enhanced 26,999 8,496 6,994 4,471 4,374 2,664 $191.14
c.Non-Enh. 7,099 2,855 1,931 1,042 828 443 $148.65
 
d.GS 8,290 2,327 2,137 1,346 1,509 971 $209.12
e.REG 22,251 8,843 5,990 3,212 2,710 1,496 $151.90
f.Other 4,903 681 1,127 1,139 1,191 765 $274.13

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,460 $ 324
  * 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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