CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 918,651 144,851 15.8%
b. 1st Tests: 774,420 111,036 14.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 745,976  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 643,326 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 102,650 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 23,917 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 74,174 9.6%
c. All Visual: 12,657 1.6%
d. All Functional: 59,215 7.6%
e. Overall: 111,036 14.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 704,163 102,891 14.6% 21,806 3.1%
b. Basic 63,848 7,312 11.5% 1,852 2.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,409 833 13.0% 259 4.0%
e. Total 774,420 111,036 14.3% 23,917 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 311,580 34,803 11.2% 6,183 2.0%
b. GS 47,671 6,828 14.3% 1,447 3.0%
e. TST 412,283 68,792 16.7% 16,179 3.9%
g. Gov.Fl. 1,984 219 11.0% 20 1.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 122 7 5.7% 1 0.8%
i. Referee 780 387 49.6% 87 11.2%
k. Total 774,420 111,036 14.3% 23,917 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 412,283 402,526
a. Directed Vehicles 232,620 226,850
* 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 5 2 40.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%
1975 35 13 37.1% 31.4% 11.4% 11.4% 2.9%
1976 2,080 587 28.2% 21.6% 11.3% 14.8% 7.8%
1977 3,076 874 28.4% 21.0% 9.6% 15.2% 7.7%
1978 3,553 1,062 29.9% 22.0% 11.0% 15.7% 8.8%
1979 3,853 1,220 31.7% 25.5% 13.2% 16.4% 8.8%
1980 2,494 778 31.2% 25.4% 13.6% 16.6% 8.7%
1981 3,051 1,002 32.8% 27.2% 13.2% 16.5% 8.9%
1982 3,661 1,233 33.7% 28.3% 13.2% 16.7% 8.3%
1983 5,448 1,725 31.7% 27.1% 12.2% 15.8% 7.3%
1984 9,342 3,060 32.8% 27.9% 13.9% 17.0% 7.8%
1985 13,065 4,148 31.7% 26.4% 12.3% 16.1% 6.0%
1986 17,945 4,973 27.7% 22.3% 10.1% 14.2% 4.9%
1987 20,807 6,177 29.7% 25.1% 10.4% 13.7% 4.6%
1988 25,053 6,551 26.1% 21.4% 8.1% 12.3% 3.7%
1989 31,642 6,959 22.0% 17.3% 6.1% 10.5% 2.8%
1990 35,081 6,993 19.9% 16.1% 5.3% 8.8% 2.0%
1991 39,243 7,143 18.2% 14.4% 4.5% 7.8% 1.7%
1992 37,398 6,052 16.2% 12.7% 3.9% 6.8% 1.5%
1993 44,779 7,639 17.1% 14.2% 2.9% 6.2% 1.4%
1994 43,089 5,980 13.9% 11.0% 2.2% 5.2% 1.3%
1995 70,705 7,429 10.5% 7.8% 1.5% 3.9% 0.9%
1996 38,874 6,279 16.2% 6.5% 0.9% 11.8% 0.9%
1997 83,687 8,720 10.4% 3.6% 0.6% 7.7% 0.5%
1998 48,787 4,579 9.4% 2.7% 0.4% 7.2% 0.6%
1999 104,081 5,764 5.5% 1.2% 0.2% 4.5% 0.3%
2000 24,775 1,449 5.8% 1.1% 0.2% 5.0% 0.2%
2001 25,655 1,343 5.2% 0.5% 0.1% 4.8% 0.2%
2002 12,086 487 4.0% 0.3% 0.1% 3.7% 0.2%
2003 8,132 248 3.0% 0.2% 0.0% 2.8% 0.2%
2004 7,490 306 4.1% 0.2% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2005 5,318 248 4.7% 0.2% 0.1% 4.5% 0.1%
2006 125 10 8.0%     8.0%  
Total 774,415 111,033 14.3% 9.6% 3.1% 7.6% 1.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,576 856 54.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 238 101 42.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 963
d. Hardship Extensions 71
e. Waivers Granted 104
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,335 4,468 583 38  
GS 772 496 171 74  
TST 1,718 1,675 12 1  
Gov 165 141 19    
Bus 26 23 1    
REF 37 31 6    
Oth 1       1
Total 8,054 6,834 792 113 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 11,015
EB 693
TOTAL 11,708
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,510 $48.36 $98
GS 596 $50.81 $98
TST 1,916 $49.59 $97
Other 76 $47.72 $98
TOTAL 7,098 $48.89 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 28,648 9,524 7,180 4,689 4,552 2,703 $185.77
 
b.Enhanced 21,486 6,687 5,387 3,601 3,601 2,210 $195.29
c.Non-Enh. 6,071 2,428 1,540 944 784 375 $151.21
 
d.GS 7,391 2,170 1,852 1,188 1,362 819 $204.73
e.REG 17,387 6,832 4,498 2,637 2,195 1,225 $157.09
f.Other 3,870 522 830 864 995 659 $278.38

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
419 $ 322
  * 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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