CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,001,628 158,979 15.9%
b. 1st Tests: 841,476 120,526 14.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 812,389  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 699,236 86.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 113,153 13.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 25,826 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 80,360 9.5%
c. All Visual: 13,643 1.6%
d. All Functional: 64,383 7.7%
e. Overall: 120,526 14.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 762,513 111,286 14.6% 23,519 3.1%
b. Basic 71,523 8,302 11.6% 2,028 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,438 937 12.6% 279 3.8%
e. Unknown 2 1 50.0%    
d. Total 841,476 120,526 14.3% 25,826 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 337,321 37,411 11.1% 6,648 2.0%
b. GS 49,870 7,422 14.9% 1,586 3.2%
e. TST 451,130 74,991 16.6% 17,482 3.9%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,070 237 11.4% 30 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 140 10 7.1% 1 0.7%
i. Referee 945 455 48.1% 79 8.4%
k. Total 841,476 120,526 14.3% 25,826 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 451,130 440,889
a. Directed Vehicles 253,226 247,313
* 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 35 7 20.0% 14.3% 14.3% 11.4%  
1976 2,036 580 28.5% 22.4% 10.3% 14.3% 8.9%
1977 3,339 956 28.6% 21.5% 9.7% 16.0% 8.3%
1978 3,752 1,077 28.7% 21.1% 10.0% 15.8% 9.3%
1979 4,189 1,332 31.8% 25.7% 12.0% 15.4% 8.7%
1980 2,747 826 30.1% 24.5% 13.9% 16.2% 7.8%
1981 3,367 1,084 32.2% 26.9% 12.5% 16.9% 8.0%
1982 3,862 1,228 31.8% 26.5% 12.8% 15.5% 7.9%
1983 5,529 1,764 31.9% 26.5% 12.4% 16.4% 8.4%
1984 9,921 3,301 33.3% 28.8% 14.3% 16.0% 7.8%
1985 13,644 4,321 31.7% 26.6% 12.5% 16.2% 6.3%
1986 20,393 5,702 28.0% 22.6% 10.4% 14.4% 4.9%
1987 22,846 6,699 29.3% 24.8% 10.2% 13.7% 4.2%
1988 27,469 7,169 26.1% 21.7% 7.9% 12.1% 3.5%
1989 34,720 7,618 21.9% 17.3% 6.1% 10.6% 2.8%
1990 37,838 7,612 20.1% 16.1% 5.4% 8.9% 2.0%
1991 41,805 7,566 18.1% 14.3% 4.4% 7.6% 1.6%
1992 40,810 6,624 16.2% 12.9% 3.9% 6.7% 1.4%
1993 49,764 8,289 16.7% 13.8% 3.0% 5.8% 1.3%
1994 47,648 6,607 13.9% 10.9% 2.2% 5.0% 1.3%
1995 78,101 7,963 10.2% 7.5% 1.4% 3.9% 1.0%
1996 44,835 7,311 16.3% 6.4% 0.9% 12.1% 0.9%
1997 89,311 9,276 10.4% 3.6% 0.5% 7.8% 0.5%
1998 51,851 4,868 9.4% 2.7% 0.5% 7.3% 0.5%
1999 108,382 6,207 5.7% 1.2% 0.2% 4.7% 0.3%
2000 27,599 1,653 6.0% 0.9% 0.2% 5.2% 0.2%
2001 27,996 1,465 5.2% 0.5% 0.1% 4.8% 0.2%
2002 13,435 534 4.0% 0.4% 0.1% 3.6% 0.2%
2003 9,328 275 2.9% 0.3% 0.1% 2.5% 0.2%
2004 7,930 281 3.5% 0.2% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2005 6,753 311 4.6% 0.2% 0.1% 4.4% 0.2%
2006 227 14 6.2%     6.2%  
Total 841,466 120,520 14.3% 9.5% 3.1% 7.7% 1.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,802 951 52.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 277 94 33.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,104
d. Hardship Extensions 74
e. Waivers Granted 115
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,323 4,456 586 34 1
GS 657 496 55 75  
TST 1,724 1,681 13 1 1
Gov 173 151 18    
Bus 25 21 3    
REF 37 31 6    
Oth 3 2     1
Total 7,942 6,838 681 110 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 11,052
EB 688
TOTAL 11,741
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,709 $48.22 $98
GS 616 $51.49 $98
TST 2,058 $49.22 $90
Other 65 $48.13 $90
TOTAL 7,448 $48.77 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 32,314 10,757 8,141 5,189 5,178 3,049 $185.74
 
b.Enhanced 24,165 7,563 6,076 3,977 4,104 2,445 $193.81
c.Non-Enh. 6,898 2,719 1,785 1,048 873 473 $156.53
 
d.GS 8,669 2,503 2,151 1,357 1,642 1,016 $207.99
e.REG 19,487 7,660 5,092 2,914 2,457 1,364 $156.88
f.Other 4,158 594 898 918 1,079 669 $274.59

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,184 $ 335
  * 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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