CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,041,208 142,342 13.7%
b. 1st Tests: 883,688 108,363 12.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 854,362  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 745,229 87.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 109,133 12.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 33,963 3.8%
b. All Tailpipe: 80,051 9.1%
c. All Visual: 22,098 2.5%
d. All Functional: 55,796 6.3%
e. Overall: 108,363 12.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 566,127 83,606 14.8% 26,632 4.7%
b. Basic 310,091 23,972 7.7% 7,064 2.3%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,230 738 10.2% 259 3.6%
e. Unknown 240 47 19.6% 8 3.3%
d. Total 883,688 108,363 12.3% 33,963 3.8%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 480,777 45,279 9.4% 13,771 2.9%
b. GSGR 173,457 17,286 10.0% 4,936 2.8%
c. GPC 54,057 3,814 7.1% 1,115 2.1%
d. CAP 23,950 3,718 15.5% 1,088 4.5%
e. TST 145,547 37,570 25.8% 12,877 8.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,709 344 7.3% 78 1.7%
h. Bus.Fl. 494 12 2.4% 2 0.4%
i. Referee 697 340 48.8% 96 13.8%
k. Total 883,688 108,363 12.3% 33,963 3.8%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 145,547 148,283
a. Directed Vehicles 77,774 78,265
* 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 3,589 883 24.6% 15.4% 7.1% 16.0% 9.8%
1975 2,972 882 29.7% 20.8% 9.7% 18.1% 12.1%
1976 4,240 1,191 28.1% 19.6% 8.8% 17.1% 10.9%
1977 6,159 1,699 27.6% 18.4% 8.2% 17.9% 11.5%
1978 7,625 2,273 29.8% 21.1% 9.4% 18.3% 11.8%
1979 9,025 2,827 31.3% 22.5% 10.4% 19.0% 12.4%
1980 7,028 2,172 30.9% 23.0% 12.4% 19.7% 11.3%
1981 7,978 2,609 32.7% 26.2% 13.5% 19.2% 10.5%
1982 9,739 3,225 33.1% 26.4% 13.1% 19.5% 10.1%
1983 13,272 4,304 32.4% 25.4% 12.8% 18.7% 10.0%
1984 24,514 7,613 31.1% 25.0% 12.8% 17.4% 8.4%
1985 31,978 9,477 29.6% 23.8% 11.8% 16.2% 7.0%
1986 39,012 10,207 26.2% 20.1% 9.5% 14.2% 5.4%
1987 44,171 10,933 24.8% 19.7% 8.7% 12.1% 4.4%
1988 48,086 9,879 20.5% 15.7% 6.4% 9.9% 3.3%
1989 56,427 9,317 16.5% 11.9% 4.4% 8.1% 2.4%
1990 55,033 7,020 12.8% 9.3% 3.2% 5.6% 1.4%
1991 54,571 5,683 10.4% 7.5% 2.5% 4.5% 0.9%
1992 49,757 4,344 8.7% 6.1% 1.9% 3.6% 0.7%
1993 53,607 3,805 7.1% 5.1% 1.4% 2.6% 0.6%
1994 58,252 2,610 4.5% 2.9% 0.8% 1.8% 0.6%
1995 84,478 2,678 3.2% 1.9% 0.5% 1.3% 0.4%
1996 43,739 1,121 2.6% 0.8% 0.3% 1.8% 0.3%
1997 91,249 1,237 1.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.9% 0.1%
1998 27,406 170 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
1999 20,749 105 0.5% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
2000 17,920 63 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2001 2,318 8 0.3% 0.0%   0.2% 0.0%
2002 5            
Total 874,899 108,335 12.4% 9.1% 3.9% 6.4% 2.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,386 783 56.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 348 129 37.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 795
d. Hardship Extensions 97
e. Waivers Granted 96
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,046 2,820 2,167 58 1
GSGR 1,535 1,080 444 11  
GPC 653 133 453 67  
CAP 218 174 44    
TST 530 515 13   2
Gov 174 99 75    
Bus 47 21 26    
REF 35 21 14    
Oth 185 17 157 10 1
Total 8,423 4,880 3,393 146 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
No Data Available
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,552 $44.13 $98
GSGR 1,023 $43.83 $98
GPC 139 $47.22 $98
CAP 171 $41.14 $98
TST 582 $47.66 $80
Other 111 $34.05 $67
TOTAL 4,578 $44.25 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 63,648 27,130 18,514 8,468 6,529 3,007 $129.22
 
b.Enhanced 39,595 16,581 11,111 5,432 4,413 2,058 $135.04
c.Non-Enh. 22,697 9,866 7,037 2,876 2,016 902 $120.48
 
d.GSGR 12,789 5,972 3,471 1,652 1,217 477 $117.43
e.GPC 2,731 1,014 755 393 374 195 $158.49
f.CAP** 2,604 1,012 642 361 384 205 $163.32
g.REG 37,602 17,956 11,390 4,411 2,772 1,073 $105.54
h.Other 7,922 1,176 2,256 1,651 1,782 1,057 $239.36
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,084 $ 336
  * 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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