CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 847,829 134,185 15.8%
b. 1st Tests: 711,193 102,303 14.4%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 685,184  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 587,779 85.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 97,405 14.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 21,449 3.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 67,037 9.4%
c. All Visual: 11,937 1.7%
d. All Functional: 56,092 7.9%
e. Overall: 102,303 14.4%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 646,428 94,768 14.7% 19,560 3.0%
b. Basic 58,486 6,722 11.5% 1,624 2.8%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,279 813 12.9% 265 4.2%
e. Total 711,193 102,303 14.4% 21,449 3.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 271,084 31,225 11.5% 5,459 2.0%
b. GS 38,788 6,067 15.6% 1,274 3.3%
e. TST 398,206 64,434 16.2% 14,621 3.7%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,252 242 10.7% 27 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 104 2 1.9% 1 1.0%
i. Referee 759 333 43.9% 67 8.8%
k. Total 711,193 102,303 14.4% 21,449 3.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 398,206 390,931
a. Directed Vehicles 233,924 229,998
* 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 2            
1975 45 13 28.9% 24.4% 20.0% 15.6% 6.7%
1976 1,437 404 28.1% 22.1% 10.4% 15.9% 9.0%
1977 2,686 723 26.9% 19.7% 9.1% 14.7% 7.7%
1978 3,050 841 27.6% 20.7% 9.9% 14.4% 8.7%
1979 3,714 1,080 29.1% 22.3% 10.4% 15.2% 9.0%
1980 2,341 708 30.2% 24.2% 13.5% 16.6% 8.1%
1981 2,676 858 32.1% 26.5% 13.0% 17.8% 8.9%
1982 3,363 1,041 31.0% 26.0% 12.0% 15.8% 8.3%
1983 4,181 1,281 30.6% 25.3% 11.1% 15.8% 7.9%
1984 8,573 2,747 32.0% 27.1% 13.9% 17.1% 7.4%
1985 11,522 3,505 30.4% 25.8% 12.5% 15.8% 6.2%
1986 16,336 4,596 28.1% 22.5% 10.5% 14.6% 5.5%
1987 20,052 5,617 28.0% 23.3% 9.3% 13.5% 4.5%
1988 22,689 5,858 25.8% 21.2% 7.9% 12.4% 3.4%
1989 29,572 6,466 21.9% 17.1% 6.0% 10.8% 2.8%
1990 30,972 6,252 20.2% 16.1% 5.4% 9.3% 2.2%
1991 37,044 6,579 17.8% 14.0% 4.3% 7.9% 1.7%
1992 33,655 5,473 16.3% 12.6% 3.8% 6.9% 1.7%
1993 43,315 7,226 16.7% 13.7% 2.9% 6.2% 1.4%
1994 43,890 5,861 13.4% 10.5% 2.1% 4.9% 1.3%
1995 67,820 7,180 10.6% 7.7% 1.5% 4.1% 1.0%
1996 35,932 6,108 17.0% 6.6% 1.1% 12.7% 0.9%
1997 74,785 8,301 11.1% 3.8% 0.6% 8.5% 0.6%
1998 41,141 4,140 10.1% 2.8% 0.4% 8.0% 0.5%
1999 90,412 5,485 6.1% 1.2% 0.2% 5.0% 0.4%
2000 22,685 1,391 6.1% 1.1% 0.2% 5.3% 0.3%
2001 22,916 1,252 5.5% 0.5% 0.1% 5.0% 0.2%
2002 11,358 490 4.3% 0.3% 0.1% 4.0% 0.2%
2003 8,426 266 3.2% 0.3% 0.1% 2.8% 0.2%
2004 6,456 226 3.5% 0.2% 0.0% 3.3% 0.2%
2005 7,578 305 4.0% 0.2% 0.1% 3.8% 0.1%
2006 561 27 4.8%     4.8%  
Total 711,185 102,300 14.4% 9.4% 3.0% 7.9% 1.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,513 766 50.6%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 252 91 36.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 988
d. Hardship Extensions 70
e. Waivers Granted 99
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,278 4,423 577 34  
GS 646 488 54 73  
TST 1,756 1,712 12 1  
Gov 181 155 20    
Bus 21 20      
REF 37 31 6    
Oth 3 2     1
Total 7,922 6,831 669 108 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 10,868
EB 684
TOTAL 11,553
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,500 $48.43 $98
GS 581 $48.57 $98
TST 1,991 $49.31 $92
Other 77 $44.95 $90
TOTAL 7,149 $48.65 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 26,817 8,818 6,724 4,464 4,196 2,615 $188.25
 
b.Enhanced 19,831 6,083 4,971 3,360 3,319 2,098 $198.55
c.Non-Enh. 5,943 2,341 1,531 932 723 416 $155.19
 
d.GS 6,994 1,989 1,766 1,104 1,290 845 $210.88
e.REG 16,263 6,357 4,188 2,558 1,966 1,194 $158.53
f.Other 3,560 472 770 802 940 576 $279.58

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,756 $ 333
  * 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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