CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 922,588 151,149 16.4%
b. 1st Tests: 769,795 113,850 14.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 739,086  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 632,556 85.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 106,530 14.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 24,165 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 74,943 9.7%
c. All Visual: 13,536 1.8%
d. All Functional: 62,482 8.1%
e. Overall: 113,850 14.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 697,067 105,166 15.1% 22,010 3.2%
b. Basic 66,599 7,847 11.8% 1,914 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,128 837 13.7% 241 3.9%
e. Unknown 1        
d. Total 769,795 113,850 14.8% 24,165 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 319,941 36,879 11.5% 6,664 2.1%
b. GS 52,596 7,440 14.1% 1,540 2.9%
e. TST 392,293 68,754 17.5% 15,839 4.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,982 402 10.1% 36 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 215 23 10.7% 1 0.5%
i. Referee 768 352 45.8% 85 11.1%
k. Total 769,795 113,850 14.8% 24,165 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 392,293 382,722
a. Directed Vehicles 235,744 230,000
* 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 8            
1975 55 17 30.9% 20.0% 10.9% 18.2% 10.9%
1976 878 294 33.5% 25.6% 12.1% 18.0% 10.9%
1977 2,925 814 27.8% 20.4% 8.9% 16.5% 8.6%
1978 3,347 1,001 29.9% 22.6% 10.7% 16.5% 9.5%
1979 4,035 1,190 29.5% 22.6% 9.8% 16.8% 9.4%
1980 2,678 802 29.9% 23.6% 13.1% 16.8% 9.1%
1981 3,143 1,080 34.4% 28.7% 12.9% 17.6% 8.7%
1982 3,664 1,226 33.5% 27.7% 12.9% 17.8% 8.4%
1983 5,110 1,768 34.6% 28.3% 13.2% 18.1% 8.9%
1984 9,774 3,288 33.6% 27.8% 13.2% 17.8% 8.0%
1985 13,425 4,266 31.8% 26.5% 12.8% 17.0% 6.6%
1986 17,877 5,086 28.4% 22.7% 9.9% 15.0% 5.6%
1987 21,322 6,536 30.7% 25.5% 10.2% 15.1% 5.1%
1988 25,426 6,841 26.9% 21.7% 8.3% 13.2% 3.9%
1989 32,642 7,743 23.7% 18.6% 6.6% 11.7% 3.2%
1990 36,409 7,580 20.8% 16.5% 5.3% 9.4% 2.3%
1991 38,355 7,198 18.8% 15.0% 4.6% 8.1% 1.7%
1992 37,335 6,177 16.5% 12.9% 3.9% 7.0% 1.5%
1993 43,186 7,514 17.4% 14.2% 3.0% 6.4% 1.4%
1994 49,108 6,601 13.4% 10.3% 2.0% 5.0% 1.3%
1995 66,767 6,905 10.3% 7.7% 1.5% 3.8% 1.0%
1996 44,797 7,395 16.5% 6.1% 1.0% 12.5% 0.8%
1997 73,967 8,003 10.8% 3.6% 0.6% 8.3% 0.6%
1998 53,355 5,040 9.4% 2.5% 0.4% 7.6% 0.5%
1999 92,793 5,035 5.4% 1.1% 0.2% 4.5% 0.3%
2000 29,692 1,937 6.5% 0.8% 0.2% 5.9% 0.2%
2001 24,635 1,316 5.3% 0.4% 0.1% 5.0% 0.1%
2002 12,644 482 3.8% 0.3% 0.1% 3.6% 0.1%
2003 8,955 274 3.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.8% 0.1%
2004 9,551 325 3.4% 0.2% 0.1% 3.1% 0.2%
2005 1,922 112 5.8% 0.9% 0.5% 5.2% 0.2%
Total 769,780 113,846 14.8% 9.7% 3.1% 8.1% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,574 825 52.4%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 244 78 32.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,048
d. Hardship Extensions 74
e. Waivers Granted 123
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,395 4,611 499 39 2
GS 795 499 187 77  
TST 1,587 1,542 12 1  
Gov 171 146 23    
Bus 28 25 2    
REF 35 26 7    
Oth 6 5     1
Total 8,017 6,854 730 117 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,957
EB 728
TOTAL 11,685
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,669 $48.79 $98
GS 625 $51.96 $98
TST 1,794 $49.83 $90
Other 91 $53.46 $98
TOTAL 7,179 $49.39 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 32,441 10,679 8,519 5,073 5,086 3,084 $185.56
 
b.Enhanced 24,647 7,603 6,433 3,965 4,100 2,546 $195.22
c.Non-Enh. 6,660 2,678 1,805 941 802 434 $150.42
 
d.GS 8,733 2,571 2,362 1,373 1,495 932 $197.55
e.REG 19,216 7,535 5,153 2,712 2,441 1,375 $157.74
f.Other 4,492 573 1,004 988 1,150 777 $281.29

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,575 $ 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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