CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2006 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,070,505 156,520 14.6%
b. 1st Tests: 912,858 120,947 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 882,974  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 768,691 87.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 114,283 12.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 23,473 2.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 74,323 8.1%
c. All Visual: 13,659 1.5%
d. All Functional: 69,738 7.6%
e. Overall: 120,947 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 833,171 111,876 13.4% 21,335 2.6%
b. Basic 72,680 8,194 11.3% 1,883 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,007 877 12.5% 255 3.6%
e. Total 912,858 120,947 13.2% 23,473 2.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 354,178 36,836 10.4% 5,964 1.7%
b. GS 50,287 6,934 13.8% 1,351 2.7%
e. TST 502,437 76,216 15.2% 16,002 3.2%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,724 436 9.2% 45 1.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 226 18 8.0% 3 1.3%
i. Referee 1,006 507 50.4% 108 10.7%
k. Total 912,858 120,947 13.2% 23,473 2.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 502,437 492,469
a. Directed Vehicles 267,409 262,371
* 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 19 2 10.5% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3%  
1975 55 18 32.7% 21.8% 10.9% 18.2% 12.7%
1976 2,119 571 26.9% 21.3% 10.4% 13.9% 8.3%
1977 3,049 783 25.7% 18.6% 8.3% 14.6% 8.2%
1978 3,538 945 26.7% 19.7% 9.4% 14.6% 7.7%
1979 3,785 1,022 27.0% 21.3% 10.4% 14.5% 8.2%
1980 2,450 709 28.9% 23.5% 12.2% 16.4% 8.5%
1981 2,968 905 30.5% 25.5% 12.2% 16.2% 8.2%
1982 3,627 1,097 30.2% 25.2% 11.8% 15.6% 7.9%
1983 4,973 1,541 31.0% 25.3% 11.4% 16.0% 7.1%
1984 9,272 2,841 30.6% 25.6% 12.5% 16.1% 7.2%
1985 12,819 3,740 29.2% 24.2% 11.3% 15.1% 6.3%
1986 16,712 4,453 26.6% 21.3% 9.9% 14.1% 5.1%
1987 20,724 5,858 28.3% 23.3% 9.4% 14.0% 4.7%
1988 24,387 6,085 25.0% 20.3% 7.6% 12.1% 3.6%
1989 31,267 6,834 21.9% 17.1% 6.2% 10.9% 3.2%
1990 35,551 6,971 19.6% 15.5% 5.1% 9.1% 2.1%
1991 38,878 6,943 17.9% 14.0% 4.6% 8.2% 1.8%
1992 38,455 6,241 16.2% 12.7% 3.9% 7.0% 1.6%
1993 44,976 7,886 17.5% 14.3% 3.1% 6.6% 1.6%
1994 55,360 7,496 13.5% 10.5% 2.1% 5.1% 1.4%
1995 49,956 6,435 12.9% 9.8% 2.0% 4.9% 1.3%
1996 74,154 10,516 14.2% 5.5% 0.8% 10.3% 0.8%
1997 55,305 7,568 13.7% 4.8% 0.8% 10.4% 0.7%
1998 91,372 7,478 8.2% 2.3% 0.4% 6.4% 0.4%
1999 60,039 4,721 7.9% 1.6% 0.3% 6.6% 0.4%
2000 144,586 7,665 5.3% 0.7% 0.1% 4.7% 0.3%
2001 24,367 1,407 5.8% 0.6% 0.2% 5.3% 0.3%
2002 27,225 1,056 3.9% 0.3% 0.1% 3.5% 0.2%
2003 11,005 416 3.8% 0.3% 0.1% 3.4% 0.1%
2004 7,620 272 3.6% 0.2% 0.1% 3.3% 0.2%
2005 9,328 367 3.9% 0.1% 0.1% 3.8% 0.1%
2006 2,890 100 3.5% 0.6% 0.4% 2.8% 0.1%
2007 13            
Total 912,844 120,942 13.2% 8.1% 2.6% 7.6% 1.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,871 1,008 53.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 229 89 38.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,212
d. Hardship Extensions 105
e. Waivers Granted 105
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2006 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,249 4,613 604 32  
GS 624 490 61 73  
TST 1,805 1,793 12    
Gov 178 160 18    
Bus 31 28 3    
REF 36 30 6    
Oth 2   1   1
Total 7,925 7,114 705 105 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,861
EB 642
TOTAL 11,503
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,652 $48.19 $98
GS 584 $48.22 $98
TST 2,145 $48.73 $90
Other 77 $48.60 $98
TOTAL 7,458 $48.35 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 32,021 10,497 8,030 5,219 5,178 3,097 $189.38
 
b.Enhanced 23,958 7,414 6,008 3,982 4,080 2,474 $197.18
c.Non-Enh. 6,958 2,693 1,762 1,071 906 526 $162.86
 
d.GS 8,627 2,589 2,238 1,315 1,551 934 $201.44
e.REG 19,606 7,397 4,974 3,054 2,646 1,535 $167.13
f.Other 3,788 511 818 850 981 628 $277.12

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,681 $ 330
  * 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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