CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 932,774 145,499 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 783,696 110,337 14.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 755,384  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 650,495 86.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 104,889 13.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 22,840 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 71,231 9.1%
c. All Visual: 13,374 1.7%
d. All Functional: 61,586 7.9%
e. Overall: 110,337 14.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 713,538 102,023 14.3% 20,755 2.9%
b. Basic 63,103 7,421 11.8% 1,816 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,055 893 12.7% 269 3.8%
e. Total 783,696 110,337 14.1% 22,840 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 352,325 37,375 10.6% 6,369 1.8%
b. GS 54,104 7,376 13.6% 1,540 2.8%
e. TST 373,201 64,833 17.4% 14,813 4.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,080 305 9.9% 25 0.8%
h. Bus.Fl. 113 5 4.4%    
i. Referee 873 443 50.7% 93 10.7%
k. Total 783,696 110,337 14.1% 22,840 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 373,201 365,642
a. Directed Vehicles 216,439 212,078
* 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 14 2 14.3% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1%
1975 106 33 31.1% 20.8% 11.3% 18.9% 7.5%
1976 1,665 502 30.2% 22.8% 9.5% 16.3% 8.6%
1977 2,863 805 28.1% 20.4% 9.1% 15.8% 8.3%
1978 3,303 975 29.5% 20.7% 9.7% 17.0% 9.0%
1979 4,105 1,250 30.5% 23.3% 10.5% 15.9% 9.5%
1980 2,633 811 30.8% 24.6% 12.5% 17.4% 9.6%
1981 3,020 1,031 34.1% 28.3% 13.2% 18.9% 9.2%
1982 4,023 1,335 33.2% 26.9% 12.0% 18.2% 9.5%
1983 4,934 1,662 33.7% 28.2% 12.6% 17.1% 8.9%
1984 9,766 3,251 33.3% 27.6% 13.4% 18.0% 8.0%
1985 12,989 4,272 32.9% 26.8% 12.8% 17.3% 6.9%
1986 17,905 5,259 29.4% 23.3% 10.5% 15.7% 5.6%
1987 22,831 6,914 30.3% 25.4% 9.7% 14.5% 5.0%
1988 24,417 6,471 26.5% 21.5% 8.1% 13.0% 4.0%
1989 32,130 7,395 23.0% 17.9% 6.1% 11.3% 3.1%
1990 33,616 6,896 20.5% 16.3% 5.3% 9.2% 2.2%
1991 38,064 7,078 18.6% 14.5% 4.4% 8.3% 1.7%
1992 34,410 5,553 16.1% 12.5% 3.5% 6.8% 1.6%
1993 40,397 7,142 17.7% 14.5% 3.1% 6.7% 1.5%
1994 46,603 6,068 13.0% 10.1% 1.9% 4.9% 1.2%
1995 44,422 5,318 12.0% 8.8% 1.7% 4.6% 1.2%
1996 58,626 8,427 14.4% 5.3% 0.7% 10.6% 0.8%
1997 41,999 5,260 12.5% 4.1% 0.7% 9.6% 0.8%
1998 77,837 6,144 7.9% 2.1% 0.3% 6.2% 0.4%
1999 44,974 2,731 6.1% 1.2% 0.2% 5.1% 0.3%
2000 82,766 4,039 4.9% 0.6% 0.1% 4.4% 0.2%
2001 26,033 1,312 5.0% 0.3% 0.1% 4.7% 0.1%
2002 23,670 870 3.7% 0.3% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2003 19,461 608 3.1% 0.1% 0.0% 3.0% 0.1%
2004 21,705 777 3.6% 0.1% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2005 2,399 142 5.9% 0.0%   5.8% 0.0%
Total 783,686 110,333 14.1% 9.1% 2.9% 7.9% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,687 901 53.4%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 239 93 38.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 965
d. Hardship Extensions 74
e. Waivers Granted 107
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,413 4,628 495 45 1
GS 777 497 183 64  
TST 1,561 1,516 11 1  
Gov 179 155 20    
Bus 21 19 1    
REF 36 27 7    
Oth 8 7     1
Total 7,995 6,849 717 110 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,970
EB 739
TOTAL 11,709
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,726 $50.41 $98
GS 606 $51.29 $98
TST 1,758 $49.69 $90
Other 100 $47.66 $98
TOTAL 7,190 $50.27 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 31,483 10,737 7,939 5,008 4,942 2,857 $181.55
 
b.Enhanced 23,788 7,625 5,917 3,879 4,009 2,358 $192.07
c.Non-Enh. 6,520 2,690 1,725 955 762 388 $143.70
 
d.GS 7,748 2,312 1,917 1,213 1,437 869 $205.36
e.REG 19,482 7,817 5,120 2,831 2,382 1,332 $152.87
f.Other 4,253 608 902 964 1,123 656 $269.54

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,235 $ 329
  * 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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