CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 803,309 123,824 15.4%
b. 1st Tests: 677,997 94,316 13.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 651,937  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 562,882 86.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 89,055 13.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 19,412 2.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 60,914 9.0%
c. All Visual: 10,909 1.6%
d. All Functional: 52,298 7.7%
e. Overall: 94,316 13.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 615,286 87,089 14.2% 17,644 2.9%
b. Basic 56,961 6,448 11.3% 1,542 2.7%
c. Chg.Owner: 5,745 779 13.6% 226 3.9%
e. Unknown 5        
d. Total 677,997 94,316 13.9% 19,412 2.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 259,561 28,767 11.1% 5,045 1.9%
b. GS 35,833 5,369 15.0% 1,116 3.1%
e. TST 379,516 59,642 15.7% 13,166 3.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,299 242 10.5% 32 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 100 2 2.0%    
i. Referee 688 294 42.7% 53 7.7%
k. Total 677,997 94,316 13.9% 19,412 2.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 379,516 371,374
a. Directed Vehicles 224,269 220,037
* 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 42 13 31.0% 28.6% 19.0% 4.8% 9.5%
1976 1,344 366 27.2% 21.7% 10.2% 13.1% 6.6%
1977 2,490 633 25.4% 18.9% 8.3% 13.8% 7.7%
1978 2,873 753 26.2% 18.7% 9.0% 14.9% 8.4%
1979 3,448 1,033 30.0% 23.5% 11.6% 16.0% 9.3%
1980 2,199 603 27.4% 21.2% 11.0% 15.6% 8.7%
1981 2,439 746 30.6% 25.7% 11.6% 15.6% 7.7%
1982 3,228 1,038 32.2% 26.8% 12.1% 17.2% 7.5%
1983 3,847 1,168 30.4% 25.3% 11.0% 15.6% 7.6%
1984 7,930 2,474 31.2% 26.0% 13.1% 16.9% 7.9%
1985 10,687 3,252 30.4% 25.5% 12.4% 15.4% 6.4%
1986 14,584 3,865 26.5% 21.4% 9.8% 13.8% 5.1%
1987 18,744 5,165 27.6% 23.2% 9.2% 13.1% 4.3%
1988 19,919 4,957 24.9% 20.2% 7.6% 12.2% 3.6%
1989 27,231 5,980 22.0% 17.1% 6.2% 10.7% 2.9%
1990 29,220 5,763 19.7% 15.7% 5.3% 9.1% 2.2%
1991 33,905 5,952 17.6% 13.8% 4.2% 7.7% 1.7%
1992 30,682 4,927 16.1% 12.6% 3.8% 6.7% 1.5%
1993 39,237 6,583 16.8% 13.6% 2.9% 6.4% 1.5%
1994 41,730 5,607 13.4% 10.6% 2.1% 5.0% 1.3%
1995 60,314 6,412 10.6% 7.7% 1.5% 4.2% 1.1%
1996 35,851 5,980 16.7% 6.3% 1.0% 12.5% 0.8%
1997 68,417 7,661 11.2% 3.8% 0.6% 8.6% 0.6%
1998 43,136 3,936 9.1% 2.6% 0.5% 7.1% 0.5%
1999 83,737 5,247 6.3% 1.2% 0.2% 5.3% 0.3%
2000 35,990 1,831 5.1% 0.8% 0.1% 4.4% 0.2%
2001 20,538 1,139 5.5% 0.4% 0.1% 5.1% 0.2%
2002 10,860 428 3.9% 0.3% 0.1% 3.7% 0.1%
2003 7,845 257 3.3% 0.2% 0.1% 3.0% 0.1%
2004 6,128 205 3.3% 0.2% 0.0% 3.1% 0.2%
2005 8,523 304 3.6% 0.1% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2006 865 36 4.2% 0.1%   4.2%  
Total 677,992 94,315 13.9% 9.0% 2.9% 7.7% 1.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,341 693 51.7%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 222 84 37.8%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 887
d. Hardship Extensions 66
e. Waivers Granted 99
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,257 4,396 583 33 1
GS 629 470 54 72  
TST 1,751 1,706 12   1
Gov 183 155 22    
Bus 21 17 2    
REF 37 31 6    
Oth 1       1
Total 7,879 6,775 679 105 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,812
EB 660
TOTAL 11,472
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,461 $48.61 $98
GS 569 $49.12 $98
TST 1,981 $49.16 $90
Other 73 $40.24 $98
TOTAL 7,084 $48.72 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 24,525 7,983 6,419 3,880 3,876 2,367 $187.83
 
b.Enhanced 18,249 5,549 4,792 2,975 3,061 1,872 $196.07
c.Non-Enh. 5,387 2,111 1,425 784 678 389 $158.29
 
d.GS 6,707 1,915 1,805 1,017 1,213 757 $203.64
e.REG 14,652 5,665 3,883 2,129 1,868 1,107 $161.97
f.Other 3,166 403 731 734 795 503 $274.01

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,671 $ 336
  * 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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