CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,024,770 169,256 16.5%
b. 1st Tests: 849,305 127,325 15.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 819,114  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 695,510 84.9%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 123,604 15.1%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 27,052 3.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 84,113 9.9%
c. All Visual: 15,502 1.8%
d. All Functional: 69,455 8.2%
e. Overall: 127,325 15.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 764,913 116,889 15.3% 24,443 3.2%
b. Basic 76,971 9,370 12.2% 2,283 3.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,373 1,054 14.3% 323 4.4%
e. Unknown 48 12 25.0% 3 6.3%
d. Total 849,305 127,325 15.0% 27,052 3.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 353,423 41,445 11.7% 7,370 2.1%
b. GS 59,013 8,643 14.6% 1,887 3.2%
e. TST 431,302 76,323 17.7% 17,652 4.1%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,371 417 9.5% 32 0.7%
h. Bus.Fl. 237 24 10.1% 2 0.8%
i. Referee 959 473 49.3% 109 11.4%
k. Total 849,305 127,325 15.0% 27,052 3.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 431,302 424,031
a. Directed Vehicles 245,917 242,368
* 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 7 3 42.9% 42.9% 28.6% 14.3% 28.6%
1975 49 14 28.6% 26.5% 4.1% 8.2% 4.1%
1976 1,411 399 28.3% 21.7% 10.4% 16.2% 7.8%
1977 3,583 984 27.5% 19.6% 9.2% 15.5% 9.4%
1978 4,155 1,253 30.2% 21.9% 10.1% 17.2% 10.3%
1979 4,627 1,432 30.9% 24.7% 11.7% 16.5% 8.8%
1980 3,053 945 31.0% 24.2% 12.1% 16.3% 9.4%
1981 3,777 1,299 34.4% 28.8% 13.2% 18.0% 9.4%
1982 4,371 1,460 33.4% 27.3% 12.5% 18.4% 8.9%
1983 6,145 2,049 33.3% 27.3% 12.5% 17.3% 8.2%
1984 11,439 3,781 33.1% 27.7% 13.6% 17.6% 7.9%
1985 15,107 4,822 31.9% 26.2% 13.1% 17.1% 6.9%
1986 20,246 5,790 28.6% 22.8% 10.1% 15.2% 5.3%
1987 24,283 7,348 30.3% 25.1% 9.8% 14.4% 4.8%
1988 28,521 7,712 27.0% 21.9% 8.4% 13.0% 4.1%
1989 36,074 8,329 23.1% 18.0% 6.4% 11.2% 3.1%
1990 39,748 8,380 21.1% 16.7% 5.4% 9.6% 2.3%
1991 42,564 7,870 18.5% 14.4% 4.3% 8.5% 1.8%
1992 41,966 6,951 16.6% 12.9% 3.8% 7.0% 1.6%
1993 47,411 8,429 17.8% 14.5% 3.0% 6.4% 1.5%
1994 51,570 7,251 14.1% 10.9% 2.1% 5.3% 1.3%
1995 75,492 8,051 10.7% 7.9% 1.6% 4.0% 1.0%
1996 41,998 7,513 17.9% 7.0% 1.0% 13.4% 0.9%
1997 86,391 9,266 10.7% 3.6% 0.6% 8.1% 0.6%
1998 54,687 5,220 9.5% 2.6% 0.5% 7.6% 0.5%
1999 109,576 6,186 5.6% 1.1% 0.2% 4.6% 0.3%
2000 28,572 1,758 6.2% 0.9% 0.2% 5.4% 0.3%
2001 28,040 1,465 5.2% 0.5% 0.1% 4.9% 0.1%
2002 13,056 579 4.4% 0.2% 0.0% 4.1% 0.2%
2003 8,539 269 3.2% 0.2% 0.1% 3.0% 0.1%
2004 9,724 365 3.8% 0.1% 0.0% 3.6% 0.1%
2005 3,094 144 4.7% 0.6% 0.4% 4.1% 0.2%
2006 17 3 17.6% 5.9% 5.9% 11.8%  
Total 849,293 127,320 15.0% 9.9% 3.2% 8.2% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,935 1,106 57.2%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 300 122 40.7%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,225
d. Hardship Extensions 125
e. Waivers Granted 158
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,354 4,564 503 38 1
GS 794 504 182 76  
TST 1,630 1,584 13 1 1
Gov 171 148 17    
Bus 30 25 3    
REF 37 29 7    
Oth 6 5     1
Total 8,022 6,859 725 115 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 2
EA 11,073
EB 728
TOTAL 11,803
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,669 $48.52 $98
GS 640 $50.51 $98
TST 1,852 $49.57 $90
Other 88 $48.08 $98
TOTAL 7,249 $48.96 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 37,033 12,246 9,432 6,109 5,865 3,381 $184.02
 
b.Enhanced 27,846 8,507 7,070 4,735 4,764 2,770 $195.13
c.Non-Enh. 7,910 3,250 2,071 1,186 900 503 $146.41
 
d.GS 9,944 2,894 2,526 1,541 1,847 1,136 $205.74
e.REG 22,111 8,668 5,800 3,429 2,732 1,482 $154.34
f.Other 4,978 684 1,106 1,139 1,286 763 $272.42

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
5,873 $ 327
  * 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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