CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 971,693 155,667 16.0%
b. 1st Tests: 813,457 119,629 14.7%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 782,556  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 669,535 85.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 113,021 14.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 25,442 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 79,580 9.8%
c. All Visual: 14,378 1.8%
d. All Functional: 65,056 8.0%
e. Overall: 119,629 14.7%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 741,373 111,335 15.0% 23,386 3.2%
b. Basic 65,244 7,389 11.3% 1,788 2.7%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,840 905 13.2% 268 3.9%
e. Total 813,457 119,629 14.7% 25,442 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 331,668 37,984 11.5% 6,682 2.0%
b. GS 55,738 7,864 14.1% 1,639 2.9%
e. TST 421,045 72,973 17.3% 16,998 4.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,905 363 9.3% 34 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 219 26 11.9% 3 1.4%
i. Referee 882 419 47.5% 86 9.8%
k. Total 813,457 119,629 14.7% 25,442 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 421,045 412,849
a. Directed Vehicles 236,850 232,715
* 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 4            
1975 48 14 29.2% 20.8% 8.3% 16.7% 12.5%
1976 2,030 578 28.5% 22.5% 9.4% 14.5% 6.8%
1977 3,476 1,011 29.1% 21.0% 9.1% 16.5% 9.0%
1978 4,037 1,193 29.6% 21.5% 10.0% 16.8% 9.2%
1979 4,235 1,266 29.9% 23.6% 11.7% 16.0% 9.4%
1980 2,756 878 31.9% 25.3% 13.2% 16.9% 10.2%
1981 3,562 1,155 32.4% 26.3% 12.5% 17.2% 9.0%
1982 4,212 1,365 32.4% 26.9% 11.8% 17.5% 8.9%
1983 6,098 1,967 32.3% 27.0% 11.8% 16.7% 8.1%
1984 10,796 3,556 32.9% 27.9% 13.3% 16.9% 7.7%
1985 14,826 4,660 31.4% 26.3% 12.4% 15.9% 6.7%
1986 19,531 5,430 27.8% 22.3% 9.6% 14.5% 5.0%
1987 23,818 7,023 29.5% 24.5% 9.7% 14.5% 4.8%
1988 27,414 7,264 26.5% 21.3% 8.2% 12.9% 4.0%
1989 34,421 7,951 23.1% 18.1% 6.5% 11.3% 3.0%
1990 37,865 7,729 20.4% 16.1% 5.1% 9.5% 2.3%
1991 41,089 7,441 18.1% 14.4% 4.5% 8.0% 1.7%
1992 39,933 6,415 16.1% 12.6% 3.8% 6.6% 1.4%
1993 45,195 7,881 17.4% 14.5% 3.0% 6.1% 1.4%
1994 48,499 6,842 14.1% 11.0% 2.2% 5.4% 1.4%
1995 72,722 7,556 10.4% 7.6% 1.4% 3.9% 1.0%
1996 38,593 6,676 17.3% 6.7% 1.1% 13.0% 1.0%
1997 84,108 8,926 10.6% 3.5% 0.6% 8.1% 0.5%
1998 51,050 4,842 9.5% 2.7% 0.4% 7.5% 0.4%
1999 107,781 5,807 5.4% 1.0% 0.2% 4.5% 0.3%
2000 26,277 1,614 6.1% 0.8% 0.2% 5.5% 0.2%
2001 26,039 1,364 5.2% 0.4% 0.1% 4.9% 0.2%
2002 12,662 510 4.0% 0.2% 0.1% 3.8% 0.2%
2003 8,109 259 3.2% 0.2% 0.1% 3.0% 0.2%
2004 8,593 283 3.3% 0.1% 0.0% 3.2% 0.1%
2005 3,646 169 4.6% 0.4% 0.2% 4.3% 0.1%
2006 20 2 10.0%     10.0%  
Total 813,445 119,627 14.7% 9.8% 3.1% 8.0% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,719 942 54.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 252 92 36.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,048
d. Hardship Extensions 62
e. Waivers Granted 112
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,308 4,558 470 34 1
GS 794 513 173 76  
TST 1,671 1,629 12 1  
Gov 172 148 18    
Bus 28 24 2    
REF 36 30 6    
Oth 6 5     1
Total 8,015 6,907 681 111 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,984
EB 709
TOTAL 11,693
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,600 $48.32 $98
GS 623 $51.41 $98
TST 1,880 $49.67 $98
Other 87 $50.95 $98
TOTAL 7,190 $48.97 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 32,672 10,921 8,241 5,316 5,143 3,051 $185.30
 
b.Enhanced 24,856 7,797 6,222 4,172 4,147 2,518 $195.16
c.Non-Enh. 6,661 2,695 1,740 982 813 431 $150.13
 
d.GS 8,139 2,408 1,935 1,268 1,543 985 $211.84
e.REG 20,023 7,922 5,304 3,009 2,449 1,339 $153.64
f.Other 4,510 591 1,002 1,039 1,151 727 $277.95

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,846 $ 334
  * 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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