CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 886,769 138,883 15.7%
b. 1st Tests: 742,949 104,794 14.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 714,812  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 614,180 85.9%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 100,632 14.1%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 21,881 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 68,099 9.2%
c. All Visual: 12,486 1.7%
d. All Functional: 57,663 7.8%
e. Overall: 104,794 14.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 673,497 96,802 14.4% 19,970 3.0%
b. Basic 62,912 7,263 11.5% 1,698 2.7%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,540 729 11.1% 213 3.3%
e. Total 742,949 104,794 14.1% 21,881 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 329,405 34,858 10.6% 6,063 1.8%
b. GS 51,502 6,987 13.6% 1,483 2.9%
e. TST 357,715 62,150 17.4% 14,180 4.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,156 319 10.1% 46 1.5%
h. Bus.Fl. 291 21 7.2% 2 0.7%
i. Referee 880 459 52.2% 107 12.2%
k. Total 742,949 104,794 14.1% 21,881 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 357,715 350,688
a. Directed Vehicles 212,854 209,202
* 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 3 21.4% 21.4% 21.4%    
1975 110 29 26.4% 18.2% 6.4% 17.3% 8.2%
1976 1,436 420 29.2% 21.8% 9.6% 16.3% 9.3%
1977 2,738 789 28.8% 20.2% 8.6% 16.4% 9.2%
1978 3,206 948 29.6% 21.4% 10.9% 16.7% 10.0%
1979 3,870 1,194 30.9% 24.4% 11.5% 16.7% 10.1%
1980 2,573 782 30.4% 23.4% 12.3% 16.8% 9.2%
1981 2,930 951 32.5% 27.3% 13.2% 17.3% 8.9%
1982 3,719 1,239 33.3% 27.1% 12.8% 18.3% 9.1%
1983 4,519 1,481 32.8% 27.2% 12.6% 17.0% 8.1%
1984 9,179 3,056 33.3% 27.8% 13.3% 17.3% 8.4%
1985 12,327 4,040 32.8% 27.0% 12.8% 16.5% 6.6%
1986 17,052 4,927 28.9% 23.2% 10.3% 15.2% 5.4%
1987 21,840 6,424 29.4% 24.5% 9.5% 14.1% 4.6%
1988 23,366 6,248 26.7% 21.7% 7.9% 12.9% 3.7%
1989 29,825 6,924 23.2% 18.0% 6.4% 11.3% 3.1%
1990 32,558 6,706 20.6% 16.5% 5.3% 9.1% 2.4%
1991 36,018 6,569 18.2% 14.4% 4.4% 7.9% 1.6%
1992 33,027 5,410 16.4% 12.9% 3.7% 6.8% 1.6%
1993 39,054 6,816 17.5% 14.3% 3.0% 6.3% 1.4%
1994 45,730 5,910 12.9% 10.1% 1.9% 4.8% 1.2%
1995 49,220 5,387 10.9% 8.0% 1.6% 4.1% 1.1%
1996 52,210 8,002 15.3% 5.6% 0.8% 11.4% 0.8%
1997 50,724 5,830 11.5% 3.8% 0.7% 8.8% 0.6%
1998 65,726 5,483 8.3% 2.2% 0.3% 6.6% 0.4%
1999 58,453 3,079 5.3% 1.0% 0.2% 4.4% 0.3%
2000 47,198 2,618 5.5% 0.6% 0.1% 5.0% 0.2%
2001 25,029 1,212 4.8% 0.4% 0.1% 4.5% 0.1%
2002 24,633 899 3.6% 0.2% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2003 19,257 500 2.6% 0.2% 0.1% 2.3% 0.1%
2004 22,063 736 3.3% 0.1% 0.0% 3.3% 0.1%
2005 3,331 179 5.4% 0.1% 0.1% 5.3% 0.1%
Total 742,935 104,791 14.1% 9.2% 2.9% 7.8% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,715 918 53.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 250 100 40.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 987
d. Hardship Extensions 79
e. Waivers Granted 112
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2004 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,404 4,615 496 51 1
GS 793 505 185 71  
TST 1,564 1,520 11 1  
Gov 167 145 19    
Bus 34 29 3    
REF 36 27 7    
Oth 7 6     1
Total 8,005 6,847 721 123 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,959
EB 738
TOTAL 11,697
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,830 $50.44 $98
GS 641 $50.15 $98
TST 1,848 $49.52 $95
Other 94 $49.88 $98
TOTAL 7,413 $50.18 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 30,342 9,981 7,884 4,888 4,826 2,763 $182.96
 
b.Enhanced 22,990 7,092 5,956 3,805 3,896 2,241 $191.39
c.Non-Enh. 6,181 2,474 1,648 898 753 408 $150.70
 
d.GS 7,792 2,259 2,089 1,180 1,428 836 $200.22
e.REG 18,235 7,143 4,817 2,739 2,269 1,267 $155.68
f.Other 4,315 579 978 969 1,129 660 $267.08

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,366 $ 326
  * 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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