CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 886,175 148,420 16.7%
b. 1st Tests: 733,589 110,980 15.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 705,562  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 599,235 84.9%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 106,327 15.1%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 23,606 3.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 73,327 10.0%
c. All Visual: 13,642 1.9%
d. All Functional: 60,677 8.3%
e. Overall: 110,980 15.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 662,063 102,512 15.5% 21,482 3.2%
b. Basic 65,104 7,595 11.7% 1,845 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,390 869 13.6% 279 4.4%
e. Unknown 32 4 12.5%    
d. Total 733,589 110,980 15.1% 23,606 3.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 306,566 36,260 11.8% 6,427 2.1%
b. GS 50,250 7,333 14.6% 1,532 3.0%
e. TST 371,810 66,634 17.9% 15,512 4.2%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,009 354 8.8% 36 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 159 18 11.3% 4 2.5%
i. Referee 795 381 47.9% 95 11.9%
k. Total 733,589 110,980 15.1% 23,606 3.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 371,810 364,256
a. Directed Vehicles 217,012 213,182
* 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 10 1 10.0%     10.0% 10.0%
1975 42 12 28.6% 21.4% 9.5% 19.0% 11.9%
1976 868 265 30.5% 24.2% 10.3% 15.4% 9.4%
1977 3,008 831 27.6% 19.5% 8.7% 15.8% 8.3%
1978 3,410 1,023 30.0% 21.9% 10.5% 16.1% 9.9%
1979 4,010 1,275 31.8% 25.5% 12.1% 17.5% 9.9%
1980 2,649 853 32.2% 25.4% 13.4% 18.8% 9.3%
1981 3,162 1,092 34.5% 29.0% 13.9% 18.6% 9.3%
1982 3,720 1,221 32.8% 27.3% 12.5% 17.6% 9.2%
1983 5,054 1,621 32.1% 26.3% 11.9% 17.2% 8.1%
1984 9,622 3,375 35.1% 29.4% 14.5% 18.9% 8.1%
1985 12,897 4,152 32.2% 26.8% 12.8% 17.1% 7.0%
1986 17,336 5,091 29.4% 23.5% 10.5% 15.8% 6.0%
1987 21,102 6,440 30.5% 25.3% 10.2% 14.8% 5.0%
1988 24,231 6,421 26.5% 21.3% 7.9% 13.2% 3.9%
1989 31,343 7,332 23.4% 18.4% 6.4% 11.4% 3.2%
1990 34,311 7,248 21.1% 16.7% 5.4% 9.6% 2.4%
1991 36,667 6,726 18.3% 14.5% 4.5% 8.1% 1.8%
1992 35,972 5,993 16.7% 13.0% 3.7% 6.8% 1.7%
1993 41,109 7,476 18.2% 15.0% 3.0% 6.5% 1.5%
1994 46,925 6,398 13.6% 10.5% 2.2% 5.2% 1.3%
1995 64,103 6,958 10.9% 8.0% 1.6% 4.1% 1.1%
1996 38,955 6,984 17.9% 6.8% 1.1% 13.6% 1.0%
1997 73,325 8,203 11.2% 3.9% 0.7% 8.3% 0.6%
1998 48,435 4,771 9.9% 2.6% 0.4% 7.9% 0.5%
1999 90,759 4,961 5.5% 1.2% 0.2% 4.4% 0.3%
2000 26,356 1,642 6.2% 0.9% 0.2% 5.5% 0.3%
2001 24,524 1,339 5.5% 0.4% 0.1% 5.1% 0.1%
2002 11,029 509 4.6% 0.4% 0.1% 4.2% 0.1%
2003 7,559 238 3.1% 0.2% 0.0% 3.0% 0.1%
2004 8,890 378 4.3% 0.3% 0.2% 3.9% 0.1%
2005 2,179 144 6.6% 1.1% 0.8% 5.9% 0.2%
2006 15 2 13.3%     13.3%  
Total 733,577 110,975 15.1% 10.0% 3.2% 8.3% 1.9%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,639 901 55.0%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 258 107 41.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,080
d. Hardship Extensions 108
e. Waivers Granted 114
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,349 4,570 492 37 2
GS 798 502 187 75  
TST 1,608 1,563 12 1 1
Gov 165 146 17    
Bus 23 18 3    
REF 34 26 7    
Oth 6 5     1
Total 7,983 6,830 718 113 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,926
EB 724
TOTAL 11,650
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,469 $48.68 $98
GS 598 $51.74 $98
TST 1,708 $49.75 $90
Other 84 $48.03 $98
TOTAL 6,859 $49.21 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 32,108 10,402 8,383 5,135 5,092 3,096 $186.23
 
b.Enhanced 24,271 7,340 6,248 4,017 4,138 2,528 $196.37
c.Non-Enh. 6,722 2,687 1,837 965 782 451 $150.17
 
d.GS 8,726 2,576 2,278 1,311 1,536 1,025 $203.14
e.REG 18,978 7,253 5,110 2,817 2,424 1,374 $158.16
f.Other 4,404 573 995 1,007 1,132 697 $273.72

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,470 $ 319
  * 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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