CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2006 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 931,003 136,801 14.7%
b. 1st Tests: 795,587 105,062 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 767,417  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 670,177 87.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 97,240 12.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 20,393 2.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 64,872 8.2%
c. All Visual: 11,919 1.5%
d. All Functional: 60,031 7.5%
e. Overall: 105,062 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 726,120 97,179 13.4% 18,553 2.6%
b. Basic 63,143 7,132 11.3% 1,615 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,324 751 11.9% 225 3.6%
e. Total 795,587 105,062 13.2% 20,393 2.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 303,801 31,339 10.3% 4,992 1.6%
b. GS 43,634 6,146 14.1% 1,202 2.8%
e. TST 443,186 66,790 15.1% 14,067 3.2%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,893 373 9.6% 36 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 218 20 9.2% 2 0.9%
i. Referee 855 394 46.1% 94 11.0%
k. Total 795,587 105,062 13.2% 20,393 2.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 443,186 432,456
a. Directed Vehicles 245,520 239,581
* 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 8 2 25.0% 12.5%   25.0% 12.5%
1975 40 15 37.5% 25.0% 12.5% 20.0% 10.0%
1976 1,685 471 28.0% 20.6% 8.7% 14.6% 8.0%
1977 2,490 649 26.1% 19.0% 8.4% 14.0% 7.8%
1978 3,012 799 26.5% 19.7% 8.7% 14.8% 7.4%
1979 3,508 1,003 28.6% 22.1% 9.7% 15.1% 8.5%
1980 2,231 612 27.4% 22.1% 10.4% 14.9% 8.3%
1981 2,583 776 30.0% 24.2% 11.0% 15.0% 8.5%
1982 3,133 928 29.6% 24.1% 11.5% 15.9% 7.9%
1983 4,057 1,275 31.4% 26.3% 12.2% 15.7% 7.9%
1984 8,101 2,516 31.1% 25.7% 12.6% 16.4% 7.5%
1985 10,837 3,199 29.5% 24.6% 11.5% 15.3% 6.3%
1986 14,939 4,012 26.9% 21.4% 9.9% 14.0% 5.4%
1987 18,195 5,059 27.8% 23.2% 9.1% 13.4% 4.6%
1988 21,432 5,401 25.2% 20.3% 7.9% 12.4% 3.8%
1989 28,356 6,131 21.6% 16.9% 6.0% 10.8% 3.0%
1990 32,284 6,475 20.1% 15.8% 5.3% 9.3% 2.2%
1991 34,274 6,023 17.6% 13.8% 4.3% 7.8% 1.8%
1992 34,165 5,509 16.1% 12.5% 3.9% 7.2% 1.6%
1993 40,884 7,002 17.1% 14.0% 3.1% 6.4% 1.4%
1994 46,963 6,362 13.5% 10.4% 2.1% 5.1% 1.3%
1995 48,202 5,987 12.4% 9.3% 1.9% 4.7% 1.2%
1996 57,371 8,213 14.3% 5.4% 0.8% 10.5% 0.8%
1997 53,549 7,119 13.3% 4.6% 0.8% 10.2% 0.7%
1998 75,613 6,118 8.1% 2.3% 0.4% 6.3% 0.4%
1999 60,441 4,735 7.8% 1.6% 0.3% 6.6% 0.4%
2000 113,743 5,436 4.8% 0.6% 0.1% 4.2% 0.3%
2001 22,213 1,188 5.3% 0.5% 0.1% 4.9% 0.2%
2002 25,396 1,064 4.2% 0.3% 0.1% 3.9% 0.1%
2003 8,997 303 3.4% 0.3% 0.1% 3.0% 0.2%
2004 6,814 244 3.6% 0.1% 0.0% 3.3% 0.2%
2005 8,327 358 4.3% 0.3% 0.2% 4.0% 0.1%
2006 1,736 76 4.4% 0.9% 0.6% 3.7%  
Total 795,579 105,060 13.2% 8.2% 2.6% 7.5% 1.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,633 882 54.0%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 225 89 39.6%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,091
d. Hardship Extensions 121
e. Waivers Granted 103
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2006 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,247 4,620 594 33  
GS 633 500 60 73  
TST 1,784 1,771 12 1  
Gov 160 143 17    
Bus 29 27 2    
REF 36 30 6    
Oth 4 3     1
Total 7,893 7,094 691 107 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,822
EB 648
TOTAL 11,470
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,467 $48.94 $98
GS 549 $49.78 $98
TST 1,995 $48.89 $90
Other 68 $46.62 $90
TOTAL 7,079 $48.97 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 26,921 9,077 6,917 4,104 4,202 2,621 $185.06
 
b.Enhanced 19,995 6,351 5,141 3,086 3,324 2,093 $193.79
c.Non-Enh. 6,001 2,413 1,555 875 741 417 $154.04
 
d.GS 7,570 2,236 2,107 1,082 1,335 810 $198.58
e.REG 16,221 6,397 4,119 2,358 2,064 1,283 $161.34
f.Other 3,130 444 691 664 803 528 $275.27

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,764 $ 328
  * 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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