CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 793,845 119,134 15.0%
b. 1st Tests: 673,405 90,702 13.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 647,798  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 562,080 86.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 85,718 13.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 18,335 2.7%
b. All Tailpipe: 57,483 8.5%
c. All Visual: 10,325 1.5%
d. All Functional: 50,713 7.5%
e. Overall: 90,702 13.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 614,355 83,927 13.7% 16,708 2.7%
b. Basic 53,773 6,100 11.3% 1,442 2.7%
c. Chg.Owner: 5,273 674 12.8% 184 3.5%
e. Unknown 4 1 25.0% 1 25.0%
d. Total 673,405 90,702 13.5% 18,335 2.7%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 254,118 27,121 10.7% 4,601 1.8%
b. GS 35,512 5,057 14.2% 1,035 2.9%
e. TST 380,274 57,912 15.2% 12,593 3.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,630 293 11.1% 51 1.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 156 10 6.4% 1 0.6%
i. Referee 715 309 43.2% 54 7.6%
k. Total 673,405 90,702 13.5% 18,335 2.7%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 380,274 371,665
a. Directed Vehicles 222,121 217,466
* 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 21 5 23.8% 14.3% 9.5% 19.0% 4.8%
1975 40 8 20.0% 15.0% 12.5% 12.5% 5.0%
1976 1,494 397 26.6% 19.3% 9.2% 14.0% 7.4%
1977 2,354 625 26.6% 19.5% 8.8% 14.9% 7.9%
1978 2,613 694 26.6% 20.6% 10.1% 13.9% 7.1%
1979 3,286 909 27.7% 21.4% 10.6% 15.2% 8.4%
1980 2,036 574 28.2% 23.1% 13.4% 14.8% 8.3%
1981 2,321 677 29.2% 23.8% 11.6% 14.8% 8.2%
1982 2,844 850 29.9% 24.8% 11.7% 15.9% 7.5%
1983 3,551 1,098 30.9% 25.1% 11.4% 15.3% 8.4%
1984 7,172 2,216 30.9% 25.7% 12.5% 16.6% 7.6%
1985 9,662 2,879 29.8% 24.7% 11.9% 15.3% 6.1%
1986 13,893 3,740 26.9% 21.3% 9.7% 13.7% 5.1%
1987 17,659 4,829 27.3% 22.8% 9.1% 13.0% 4.2%
1988 19,066 4,805 25.2% 20.6% 8.0% 12.2% 3.8%
1989 24,993 5,361 21.5% 16.8% 6.2% 10.4% 3.0%
1990 27,687 5,369 19.4% 15.4% 5.2% 8.8% 2.2%
1991 31,854 5,650 17.7% 14.0% 4.3% 7.9% 1.7%
1992 29,211 4,563 15.6% 12.2% 3.8% 6.5% 1.5%
1993 36,688 6,161 16.8% 13.8% 2.9% 6.4% 1.5%
1994 40,235 5,378 13.4% 10.5% 2.1% 5.0% 1.3%
1995 52,218 5,877 11.3% 8.4% 1.7% 4.2% 1.1%
1996 39,851 6,072 15.2% 5.9% 0.9% 11.2% 0.8%
1997 59,816 7,176 12.0% 4.1% 0.7% 9.2% 0.6%
1998 51,672 4,470 8.7% 2.4% 0.4% 6.8% 0.5%
1999 73,683 5,007 6.8% 1.3% 0.3% 5.8% 0.4%
2000 62,201 2,837 4.6% 0.7% 0.1% 4.0% 0.2%
2001 19,753 1,057 5.4% 0.5% 0.2% 4.8% 0.2%
2002 12,376 532 4.3% 0.3% 0.1% 4.1% 0.1%
2003 7,881 298 3.8% 0.3% 0.1% 3.4% 0.1%
2004 6,219 215 3.5% 0.2% 0.0% 3.2% 0.1%
2005 7,905 318 4.0% 0.1% 0.1% 3.9% 0.1%
2006 1,145 54 4.7% 0.1%   4.6%  
Total 673,400 90,701 13.5% 8.5% 2.7% 7.5% 1.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,371 703 51.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 191 74 38.7%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 913
d. Hardship Extensions 69
e. Waivers Granted 82
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2005 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,240 4,371 590 33 1
GS 626 465 58 73  
TST 1,774 1,729 12   1
Gov 167 145 19    
Bus 26 23 2    
REF 36 30 6    
Oth 1       1
Total 7,870 6,763 687 106 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 10,707
EB 657
TOTAL 11,365
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,449 $48.44 $98
GS 561 $49.18 $98
TST 1,994 $49.34 $95
Other 68 $47.31 $97
TOTAL 7,072 $48.74 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 23,583 7,725 6,005 3,812 3,745 2,296 $187.86
 
b.Enhanced 17,643 5,389 4,542 2,898 2,969 1,845 $197.14
c.Non-Enh. 5,116 2,023 1,290 797 649 357 $154.93
 
d.GS 6,889 1,981 1,930 1,045 1,161 772 $200.46
e.REG 13,763 5,354 3,477 2,078 1,802 1,052 $162.41
f.Other 2,931 390 598 689 782 472 $277.74

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,770 $ 327
  * 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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