CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 938,887 151,595 16.1%
b. 1st Tests: 786,112 114,629 14.6%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 755,797  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 648,340 85.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 107,457 14.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 24,736 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 76,635 9.7%
c. All Visual: 13,592 1.7%
d. All Functional: 61,732 7.9%
e. Overall: 114,629 14.6%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 715,198 106,214 14.9% 22,603 3.2%
b. Basic 64,456 7,533 11.7% 1,843 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,457 881 13.6% 289 4.5%
e. Unknown 1 1 100.0% 1 100.0%
d. Total 786,112 114,629 14.6% 24,736 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 322,675 36,377 11.3% 6,613 2.0%
b. GS 52,622 7,312 13.9% 1,561 3.0%
e. TST 406,283 70,192 17.3% 16,445 4.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,467 316 9.1% 33 1.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 232 26 11.2% 4 1.7%
i. Referee 833 406 48.7% 80 9.6%
k. Total 786,112 114,629 14.6% 24,736 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 406,283 396,496
a. Directed Vehicles 229,704 224,333
* 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 2 25.0% 12.5%   12.5%  
1975 44 12 27.3% 22.7% 11.4% 4.5% 9.1%
1976 2,097 578 27.6% 20.6% 9.5% 14.6% 8.0%
1977 3,366 969 28.8% 20.6% 8.9% 16.4% 8.8%
1978 3,882 1,114 28.7% 21.0% 9.2% 15.1% 8.4%
1979 3,913 1,234 31.5% 25.9% 12.5% 16.4% 8.7%
1980 2,696 829 30.7% 24.7% 12.6% 17.3% 9.5%
1981 3,268 1,106 33.8% 28.1% 13.8% 17.9% 9.7%
1982 4,016 1,316 32.8% 27.5% 12.9% 16.8% 8.2%
1983 5,805 1,854 31.9% 26.4% 12.6% 16.7% 8.1%
1984 10,348 3,505 33.9% 29.0% 14.6% 17.3% 7.7%
1985 13,826 4,363 31.6% 26.1% 12.2% 16.5% 6.5%
1986 18,398 5,091 27.7% 22.2% 10.0% 14.4% 5.3%
1987 21,835 6,527 29.9% 25.1% 10.2% 14.2% 4.8%
1988 26,103 6,853 26.3% 21.2% 8.0% 12.9% 3.8%
1989 32,496 7,430 22.9% 18.1% 6.3% 11.1% 3.0%
1990 35,699 7,250 20.3% 16.1% 5.3% 9.2% 2.3%
1991 39,530 7,086 17.9% 14.4% 4.4% 7.7% 1.6%
1992 39,253 6,492 16.5% 13.0% 3.8% 6.8% 1.5%
1993 44,360 7,710 17.4% 14.5% 3.2% 6.1% 1.3%
1994 45,697 6,328 13.8% 10.8% 2.1% 5.1% 1.3%
1995 70,405 7,603 10.8% 8.0% 1.5% 4.1% 1.0%
1996 37,191 6,351 17.1% 6.7% 1.0% 12.7% 0.9%
1997 82,849 8,716 10.5% 3.5% 0.6% 8.0% 0.6%
1998 49,810 4,591 9.2% 2.6% 0.4% 7.3% 0.4%
1999 108,006 5,811 5.4% 1.1% 0.2% 4.4% 0.3%
2000 24,515 1,447 5.9% 0.9% 0.2% 5.1% 0.3%
2001 24,876 1,230 4.9% 0.4% 0.1% 4.5% 0.2%
2002 12,065 502 4.2% 0.3% 0.1% 3.8% 0.2%
2003 7,761 249 3.2% 0.3% 0.1% 3.0% 0.2%
2004 7,907 325 4.1% 0.2% 0.0% 3.9% 0.1%
2005 4,030 149 3.7% 0.3% 0.1% 3.5% 0.2%
2006 45 1 2.2%     2.2%  
Total 786,100 114,624 14.6% 9.7% 3.1% 7.9% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,681 917 54.6%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 269 118 43.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,055
d. Hardship Extensions 92
e. Waivers Granted 110
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,295 4,543 466 38 2
GS 803 519 176 74  
TST 1,682 1,639 11 1  
Gov 177 153 20    
Bus 30 26 2    
REF 37 31 6    
Oth 5 4     1
Total 8,029 6,915 681 113 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 10,991
EB 698
TOTAL 11,690
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,570 $47.93 $98
GS 623 $50.53 $98
TST 1,892 $49.66 $95
Other 89 $50.05 $98
TOTAL 7,174 $48.64 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 31,646 10,573 8,114 5,099 4,903 2,957 $184.06
 
b.Enhanced 23,952 7,563 6,161 3,914 3,879 2,435 $192.82
c.Non-Enh. 6,555 2,607 1,677 1,007 846 418 $153.13
 
d.GS 8,688 2,512 2,331 1,325 1,496 1,024 $203.54
e.REG 18,861 7,508 4,845 2,837 2,382 1,289 $156.08
f.Other 4,097 553 938 937 1,025 644 $271.56

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,242 $ 318
  * 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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