CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
Calendar Year:2003
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 12,996,984 2,021,294 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 10,867,162 1,509,208 13.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 10,518,854  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 9,049,768 86.0%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 1,469,086 14.0%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 353,383 3.3%
b. All Tailpipe: 1,027,768 9.5%
c. All Visual: 219,141 2.0%
d. All Functional: 808,388 7.4%
e. Overall: 1,509,208 13.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 8,097,352 1,274,592 15.7% 295,104 3.6%
b. Basic 2,676,719 225,137 8.4% 55,159 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 92,961 9,465 10.2% 3,119 3.4%
e. Unknown 130 14 10.8% 1 0.8%
d. Total 10,867,162 1,509,208 13.9% 353,383 3.3%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 5,355,240 558,773 10.4% 117,367 2.2%
b. GS 1,702,447 176,814 10.4% 38,964 2.3%
e. TST 3,750,975 765,000 20.4% 195,228 5.2%
g. Gov.Fl. 42,219 3,528 8.4% 489 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 4,247 281 6.6% 52 1.2%
i. Referee 12,008 4,805 40.0% 1,283 10.7%
j. Unknown 26 7 26.9%    
k. Total 10,867,162 1,509,208 13.9% 353,383 3.3%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 3,750,975 3,696,941
a. Directed Vehicles 2,142,212 2,111,309
* 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 3,650 917 25.1% 16.7% 7.9% 15.6% 9.9%
1975 21,712 6,783 31.2% 22.7% 10.7% 18.5% 10.5%
1976 35,199 10,864 30.9% 22.0% 9.9% 18.2% 10.3%
1977 51,622 15,467 30.0% 20.3% 9.1% 18.5% 10.6%
1978 60,139 18,371 30.5% 21.1% 9.7% 18.4% 10.9%
1979 67,845 21,938 32.3% 24.1% 11.5% 19.2% 11.1%
1980 46,495 14,939 32.1% 24.0% 12.9% 19.9% 11.0%
1981 56,079 19,037 33.9% 27.0% 12.9% 19.6% 10.3%
1982 70,099 23,792 33.9% 26.8% 12.7% 19.3% 9.8%
1983 97,110 32,167 33.1% 26.1% 12.2% 18.7% 9.1%
1984 178,454 60,162 33.7% 27.2% 13.5% 18.8% 8.7%
1985 238,247 76,968 32.3% 25.8% 12.5% 17.9% 7.3%
1986 316,763 91,754 29.0% 22.1% 10.0% 16.0% 5.9%
1987 372,070 112,190 30.2% 24.3% 9.8% 15.1% 5.1%
1988 417,575 111,303 26.7% 20.9% 7.8% 13.4% 4.0%
1989 510,698 116,192 22.8% 17.1% 5.9% 11.5% 3.1%
1990 525,079 102,857 19.6% 14.8% 4.7% 9.1% 2.2%
1991 562,694 96,407 17.1% 12.9% 3.8% 7.7% 1.6%
1992 523,753 78,223 14.9% 11.2% 3.2% 6.3% 1.4%
1993 612,988 93,307 15.2% 12.1% 2.4% 5.5% 1.2%
1994 606,536 68,055 11.2% 8.4% 1.6% 4.2% 1.1%
1995 956,236 80,303 8.4% 5.8% 1.1% 3.2% 0.8%
1996 452,187 55,392 12.2% 4.8% 0.7% 8.7% 0.7%
1997 1,057,711 79,508 7.5% 2.5% 0.4% 5.6% 0.4%
1998 554,818 34,903 6.3% 1.6% 0.3% 4.9% 0.3%
1999 1,298,216 48,519 3.7% 0.7% 0.1% 3.1% 0.2%
2000 388,758 17,698 4.6% 0.5% 0.1% 4.1% 0.1%
2001 274,203 11,013 4.0% 0.3% 0.1% 3.7% 0.1%
2002 234,668 5,959 2.5% 0.2% 0.0% 2.3% 0.1%
2003 139,872 3,389 2.4% 0.2% 0.1% 2.2% 0.1%
2004 5,806 259 4.5% 0.4% 0.2% 4.2% 0.1%
Total 10,737,282 1,508,636 14.1% 9.6% 3.3% 7.5% 2.0%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 22,573 10,590 46.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 4,462 1,749 39.2%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 14,681
d. Hardship Extensions 1,257
e. Waivers Granted 1,467
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
Calendar Year:2003
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 9,507 5,999 3,074 107 1
GS 3,189 1,917 1,054 104  
TST 1,519 1,426 65 2 1
Gov 329 213 109    
Bus 82 38 41 1  
REF 44 29 13    
Oth 626 146 439 31 1
Total 15,296 9,768 4,795 245 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 4
EA 11,821
EB 2,842
TOTAL 14,667
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 42,974 $50.62 $98
GS 12,083 $48.54 $98
TST 15,487 $47.47 $96
Other 1,012 $42.40 $95
TOTAL 71,556 $49.47 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 534,466 201,197 146,757 81,786 69,821 34,905 $154.30
 
b.Enhanced 342,057 121,628 92,709 54,619 48,687 24,414 $163.18
c.Non-Enh. 173,653 72,078 49,231 24,475 18,764 9,105 $136.36
 
d.GS 146,895 53,297 37,991 21,814 21,925 11,868 $168.17
e.REG 324,197 138,245 92,647 44,987 32,903 15,415 $131.30
f.Other 63,374 9,655 16,119 14,985 14,993 7,622 $239.83

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
35,894 $ 313
  * 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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