CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 884,625 139,977 15.8%
b. 1st Tests: 742,355 106,430 14.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 717,775  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 616,527 85.9%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 101,248 14.1%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 22,609 3.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 70,512 9.5%
c. All Visual: 12,153 1.6%
d. All Functional: 57,526 7.7%
e. Overall: 106,430 14.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 672,437 98,230 14.6% 20,569 3.1%
b. Basic 63,202 7,348 11.6% 1,777 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,713 852 12.7% 263 3.9%
e. Unknown 3        
d. Total 742,355 106,430 14.3% 22,609 3.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 294,688 33,282 11.3% 5,922 2.0%
b. GS 42,003 6,401 15.2% 1,377 3.3%
e. TST 403,067 66,153 16.4% 15,204 3.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 1,715 206 12.0% 23 1.3%
h. Bus.Fl. 94 7 7.4% 2 2.1%
i. Referee 788 381 48.4% 81 10.3%
k. Total 742,355 106,430 14.3% 22,609 3.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 403,067 395,170
a. Directed Vehicles 230,053 225,738
* 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 7 2 28.6% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3%  
1975 31 7 22.6% 9.7% 6.5% 12.9% 6.5%
1976 1,627 520 32.0% 25.3% 10.9% 16.8% 10.0%
1977 2,808 782 27.8% 21.2% 10.3% 14.6% 8.2%
1978 3,117 929 29.8% 22.7% 11.4% 15.9% 9.1%
1979 3,842 1,162 30.2% 24.4% 12.1% 15.8% 8.5%
1980 2,317 680 29.3% 23.7% 13.0% 16.6% 8.3%
1981 2,722 861 31.6% 26.7% 12.3% 16.5% 8.7%
1982 3,330 1,008 30.3% 25.5% 11.1% 15.4% 7.7%
1983 4,477 1,413 31.6% 25.7% 11.6% 16.4% 8.1%
1984 8,736 2,830 32.4% 27.7% 13.6% 16.5% 7.5%
1985 11,922 3,690 31.0% 25.7% 12.4% 16.1% 6.4%
1986 18,344 5,122 27.9% 22.5% 10.4% 14.2% 5.2%
1987 20,195 5,955 29.5% 24.7% 10.3% 14.2% 4.6%
1988 23,732 6,005 25.3% 20.6% 7.7% 12.0% 3.5%
1989 30,959 6,753 21.8% 17.4% 6.0% 10.5% 2.7%
1990 32,504 6,484 19.9% 16.0% 5.3% 9.0% 2.1%
1991 37,943 6,751 17.8% 14.2% 4.3% 7.7% 1.6%
1992 35,420 5,655 16.0% 12.5% 3.8% 6.7% 1.5%
1993 45,205 7,545 16.7% 13.8% 2.9% 5.9% 1.4%
1994 43,634 5,994 13.7% 10.8% 2.2% 5.1% 1.3%
1995 70,996 7,436 10.5% 7.7% 1.5% 4.0% 1.0%
1996 38,418 6,445 16.8% 6.6% 1.0% 12.4% 0.9%
1997 78,100 8,512 10.9% 3.8% 0.7% 8.2% 0.6%
1998 43,825 4,138 9.4% 2.7% 0.4% 7.4% 0.6%
1999 93,011 5,543 6.0% 1.2% 0.2% 4.9% 0.3%
2000 24,326 1,497 6.2% 0.9% 0.2% 5.4% 0.3%
2001 24,991 1,315 5.3% 0.5% 0.1% 4.8% 0.2%
2002 12,396 553 4.5% 0.4% 0.1% 4.0% 0.2%
2003 8,636 274 3.2% 0.3% 0.0% 2.9% 0.2%
2004 7,297 246 3.4% 0.2% 0.1% 3.1% 0.1%
2005 7,127 297 4.2% 0.3% 0.1% 3.9% 0.2%
2006 348 20 5.7%     5.7%  
Total 742,343 106,424 14.3% 9.5% 3.0% 7.7% 1.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,645 899 54.7%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 266 101 38.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,047
d. Hardship Extensions 106
e. Waivers Granted 103
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,265 4,404 577 36 1
GS 653 490 55 75  
TST 1,715 1,673 12    
Gov 173 151 18    
Bus 23 20 2    
REF 36 30 6    
Oth 2 1     1
Total 7,867 6,769 670 111 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,942
EB 675
TOTAL 11,617
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,488 $49.07 $98
GS 584 $49.27 $98
TST 1,959 $49.38 $90
Other 68 $49.46 $98
TOTAL 7,099 $49.18 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 28,717 9,401 7,382 4,532 4,551 2,851 $188.53
 
b.Enhanced 21,239 6,460 5,474 3,421 3,623 2,261 $198.63
c.Non-Enh. 6,367 2,502 1,680 931 762 492 $157.21
 
d.GS 7,585 2,080 2,026 1,167 1,408 904 $209.42
e.REG 17,361 6,797 4,546 2,535 2,185 1,298 $158.89
f.Other 3,771 524 810 830 958 649 $282.97

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,297 $ 331
  * 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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