CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2006 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 921,038 133,731 14.5%
b. 1st Tests: 787,789 103,903 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 761,651  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 664,591 87.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 97,060 12.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 20,280 2.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 63,665 8.1%
c. All Visual: 12,063 1.5%
d. All Functional: 60,047 7.6%
e. Overall: 103,903 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 720,217 96,192 13.4% 18,445 2.6%
b. Basic 61,457 6,991 11.4% 1,631 2.7%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,113 720 11.8% 204 3.3%
e. Unknown 2        
d. Total 787,789 103,903 13.2% 20,280 2.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 302,640 30,694 10.1% 4,975 1.6%
b. GS 43,705 6,079 13.9% 1,195 2.7%
e. TST 436,601 66,328 15.2% 13,991 3.2%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,758 361 9.6% 26 0.7%
h. Bus.Fl. 172 19 11.0% 2 1.2%
i. Referee 913 422 46.2% 91 10.0%
k. Total 787,789 103,903 13.2% 20,280 2.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 436,601 427,239
a. Directed Vehicles 230,110 225,089
* 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 16 8 50.0% 25.0% 12.5% 37.5% 18.8%
1975 39 8 20.5% 20.5% 12.8% 7.7% 5.1%
1976 1,939 527 27.2% 20.4% 10.3% 14.9% 8.9%
1977 2,667 737 27.6% 20.6% 9.6% 14.6% 8.0%
1978 3,077 820 26.6% 18.8% 8.4% 14.9% 8.5%
1979 3,294 942 28.6% 22.6% 10.7% 15.2% 8.4%
1980 2,050 635 31.0% 24.1% 13.7% 18.3% 10.1%
1981 2,562 783 30.6% 24.8% 11.7% 17.1% 8.2%
1982 3,108 906 29.2% 24.5% 11.5% 15.6% 7.7%
1983 4,474 1,382 30.9% 25.4% 11.2% 16.6% 7.9%
1984 8,057 2,518 31.3% 25.6% 12.5% 16.4% 7.5%
1985 10,694 3,163 29.6% 24.4% 11.9% 15.7% 6.2%
1986 14,568 3,820 26.2% 20.8% 9.5% 13.8% 5.1%
1987 17,594 4,968 28.2% 23.4% 9.4% 13.1% 4.5%
1988 21,041 5,218 24.8% 19.9% 7.6% 12.5% 3.8%
1989 27,194 5,815 21.4% 16.7% 6.1% 10.6% 3.0%
1990 30,321 6,052 20.0% 15.8% 5.2% 9.5% 2.3%
1991 33,685 6,048 18.0% 14.2% 4.6% 8.2% 2.0%
1992 33,186 5,365 16.2% 12.6% 3.9% 7.1% 1.7%
1993 38,812 6,736 17.4% 14.0% 3.2% 6.6% 1.5%
1994 49,266 6,594 13.4% 10.2% 2.1% 5.3% 1.4%
1995 42,812 5,351 12.5% 9.5% 2.0% 4.8% 1.3%
1996 63,189 8,938 14.1% 5.6% 0.8% 10.2% 0.8%
1997 47,075 6,412 13.6% 4.6% 0.8% 10.5% 0.8%
1998 78,849 6,424 8.1% 2.3% 0.4% 6.3% 0.5%
1999 50,803 3,978 7.8% 1.6% 0.3% 6.5% 0.4%
2000 125,790 6,730 5.4% 0.7% 0.2% 4.7% 0.3%
2001 21,481 1,164 5.4% 0.6% 0.2% 4.8% 0.2%
2002 23,181 879 3.8% 0.3% 0.1% 3.4% 0.2%
2003 9,553 340 3.6% 0.3% 0.1% 3.2% 0.2%
2004 6,649 226 3.4% 0.2% 0.1% 3.1% 0.2%
2005 7,753 295 3.8% 0.2% 0.1% 3.6% 0.2%
2006 2,956 110 3.7% 0.4% 0.3% 3.3% 0.0%
2007 42 2 4.8%     4.8%  
Total 787,777 103,894 13.2% 8.1% 2.6% 7.6% 1.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,718 912 53.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 216 78 36.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,105
d. Hardship Extensions 90
e. Waivers Granted 89
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2006 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,201 4,570 599 31 1
GS 626 488 66 72  
TST 1,811 1,797 13 1  
Gov 173 156 17    
Bus 26 24 2    
REF 36 30 6    
Oth 1       1
Total 7,874 7,065 703 104 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,781
EB 644
TOTAL 11,425
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,278 $47.67 $98
GS 523 $48.60 $98
TST 1,925 $48.99 $95
Other 77 $51.43 $98
TOTAL 6,803 $48.16 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 26,220 8,714 6,529 4,205 4,150 2,622 $190.56
 
b.Enhanced 19,644 6,098 4,867 3,249 3,315 2,115 $200.14
c.Non-Enh. 5,685 2,298 1,441 832 702 412 $157.72
 
d.GS 7,155 2,157 1,822 1,084 1,292 800 $203.22
e.REG 15,947 6,132 4,034 2,461 2,018 1,302 $167.47
f.Other 3,118 425 673 660 840 520 $279.57

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,782 $ 325
  * 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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