CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 987,249 156,803 15.9%
b. 1st Tests: 828,374 119,927 14.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 798,588  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 685,463 85.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 113,125 14.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 25,955 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 79,946 9.7%
c. All Visual: 14,157 1.7%
d. All Functional: 64,504 7.8%
e. Overall: 119,927 14.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 751,952 110,983 14.8% 23,699 3.2%
b. Basic 69,423 7,995 11.5% 1,968 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,991 949 13.6% 288 4.1%
e. Unknown 8        
d. Total 828,374 119,927 14.5% 25,955 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 338,911 37,846 11.2% 6,719 2.0%
b. GS 55,636 7,817 14.1% 1,636 2.9%
e. TST 429,471 73,483 17.1% 17,451 4.1%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,294 337 10.2% 40 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 146 6 4.1% 2 1.4%
i. Referee 916 438 47.8% 107 11.7%
k. Total 828,374 119,927 14.5% 25,955 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 429,471 420,464
a. Directed Vehicles 241,172 236,228
* 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 9 1 11.1% 11.1%      
1975 37 9 24.3% 24.3% 10.8% 13.5% 13.5%
1976 2,262 655 29.0% 22.4% 10.9% 15.7% 8.8%
1977 3,455 1,028 29.8% 20.8% 10.2% 16.3% 9.7%
1978 3,953 1,168 29.5% 22.0% 10.3% 16.1% 8.9%
1979 4,096 1,275 31.1% 25.1% 12.7% 16.7% 9.8%
1980 2,823 874 31.0% 24.9% 12.5% 17.0% 9.3%
1981 3,517 1,177 33.5% 28.4% 13.2% 16.9% 9.4%
1982 4,005 1,301 32.5% 26.3% 12.0% 16.7% 8.6%
1983 6,148 2,001 32.5% 26.9% 12.3% 16.3% 8.2%
1984 10,704 3,571 33.4% 28.1% 14.1% 17.4% 8.3%
1985 14,394 4,608 32.0% 26.7% 12.8% 16.2% 6.4%
1986 18,894 5,182 27.4% 21.9% 9.9% 14.3% 5.1%
1987 22,869 6,799 29.7% 24.8% 10.1% 14.2% 4.8%
1988 27,467 7,066 25.7% 20.9% 8.0% 12.3% 3.6%
1989 33,637 7,451 22.2% 17.5% 6.3% 10.7% 2.8%
1990 37,308 7,505 20.1% 16.1% 5.4% 8.9% 2.1%
1991 41,786 7,525 18.0% 14.3% 4.4% 7.8% 1.6%
1992 41,449 6,799 16.4% 12.9% 3.8% 6.6% 1.5%
1993 47,087 8,184 17.4% 14.5% 3.1% 6.2% 1.3%
1994 47,380 6,640 14.0% 11.0% 2.2% 5.2% 1.4%
1995 74,648 7,921 10.6% 7.8% 1.5% 4.0% 1.0%
1996 39,918 6,690 16.8% 6.8% 1.1% 12.4% 0.8%
1997 88,051 9,210 10.5% 3.5% 0.6% 7.9% 0.5%
1998 52,154 4,762 9.1% 2.7% 0.5% 7.2% 0.5%
1999 111,720 6,172 5.5% 1.1% 0.2% 4.6% 0.3%
2000 26,255 1,621 6.2% 1.0% 0.2% 5.4% 0.2%
2001 27,377 1,399 5.1% 0.5% 0.1% 4.6% 0.1%
2002 13,006 527 4.1% 0.3% 0.1% 3.7% 0.2%
2003 8,620 277 3.2% 0.2% 0.0% 2.9% 0.1%
2004 8,306 334 4.0% 0.1% 0.0% 3.9% 0.1%
2005 4,969 191 3.8% 0.1% 0.1% 3.7% 0.1%
2006 60 1 1.7%     1.7%  
Total 828,364 119,924 14.5% 9.7% 3.1% 7.8% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,798 972 54.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 280 87 31.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,083
d. Hardship Extensions 99
e. Waivers Granted 101
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,249 4,498 465 37 1
GS 769 488 172 76  
TST 1,677 1,635 11 1  
Gov 177 152 19    
Bus 22 20 1    
REF 37 31 6    
Oth 3 2     1
Total 7,934 6,826 674 114 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 11,041
EB 699
TOTAL 11,741
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,584 $48.08 $98
GS 627 $51.33 $98
TST 1,923 $49.63 $98
Other 77 $52.80 $98
TOTAL 7,211 $48.83 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 33,158 11,166 8,271 5,300 5,276 3,145 $183.89
 
b.Enhanced 24,695 7,814 6,099 4,080 4,174 2,528 $193.28
c.Non-Enh. 7,248 2,915 1,881 1,045 915 492 $151.70
 
d.GS 8,741 2,580 2,125 1,390 1,622 1,024 $205.96
e.REG 20,048 7,973 5,201 2,981 2,488 1,405 $154.01
f.Other 4,369 613 945 929 1,166 716 $276.87

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,600 $ 330
  * 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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