Executive Summary Report February 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 983,779 136,839 13.9%
b. 1st Tests: 832,936 104,829 12.6%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 804,307  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 699,580 87.0%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 104,727 13.0%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 32,977 4.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 77,509 9.3%
c. All Visual: 21,610 2.6%
d. All Functional: 54,084 6.5%
e. Overall: 104,829 12.6%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 535,496 80,476 15.0% 25,690 4.8%
b. Basic 290,291 23,632 8.1% 7,020 2.4%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,817 654 9.6% 246 3.6%
e. Unknown 332 67 20.2% 21 6.3%
d. Total 832,936 104,829 12.6% 32,977 4.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 451,439 44,099 9.8% 13,491 3.0%
b. GSGR 159,311 16,343 10.3% 4,668 2.9%
c. GPC 51,185 3,468 6.8% 1,032 2.0%
d. CAP 23,943 3,662 15.3% 1,141 4.8%
e. TST 141,070 36,562 25.9% 12,477 8.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,795 318 6.6% 70 1.5%
h. Bus.Fl. 470 24 5.1% 6 1.3%
i. Referee 723 353 48.8% 92 12.7%
k. Total 832,936 104,829 12.6% 32,977 4.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 141,070 143,896
a. Directed Vehicles 78,092 78,734
* 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 3,390 878 25.9% 15.5% 7.1% 16.8% 11.0%
1975 2,712 790 29.1% 20.8% 9.9% 18.6% 12.2%
1976 4,054 1,162 28.7% 19.5% 8.6% 17.8% 10.8%
1977 6,135 1,732 28.2% 19.1% 8.5% 18.3% 11.5%
1978 7,316 2,166 29.6% 20.2% 9.2% 18.4% 12.3%
1979 8,556 2,679 31.3% 23.0% 10.7% 19.5% 12.0%
1980 6,555 2,087 31.8% 24.2% 12.8% 20.1% 11.6%
1981 7,885 2,655 33.7% 27.0% 13.9% 19.7% 11.1%
1982 9,358 3,119 33.3% 26.5% 13.2% 19.3% 10.5%
1983 13,065 4,157 31.8% 24.6% 11.8% 18.6% 9.6%
1984 23,130 7,444 32.2% 26.0% 13.1% 18.1% 8.9%
1985 29,756 8,962 30.1% 24.2% 12.0% 16.7% 7.3%
1986 36,442 9,755 26.8% 20.8% 9.8% 14.5% 5.7%
1987 41,127 10,734 26.1% 20.8% 9.4% 12.9% 4.6%
1988 44,430 9,540 21.5% 16.1% 6.6% 10.4% 3.5%
1989 51,922 9,053 17.4% 12.6% 4.9% 8.5% 2.4%
1990 50,899 6,723 13.2% 9.5% 3.3% 5.8% 1.5%
1991 49,878 5,507 11.0% 8.1% 2.7% 4.7% 1.0%
1992 46,508 4,099 8.8% 6.3% 2.1% 3.6% 0.8%
1993 49,186 3,521 7.2% 5.1% 1.4% 2.8% 0.7%
1994 55,618 2,656 4.8% 3.1% 0.8% 1.8% 0.6%
1995 83,854 2,797 3.3% 2.0% 0.5% 1.4% 0.4%
1996 31,529 888 2.8% 0.9% 0.3% 1.9% 0.3%
1997 93,346 1,369 1.5% 0.4% 0.2% 1.0% 0.2%
1998 27,219 186 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
1999 20,114 95 0.5% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
2000 17,413 54 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2001 2,672 6 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
2002 5 1 20.0% 20.0%      
Total 824,074 104,815 12.7% 9.4% 4.0% 6.6% 2.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,482 790 53.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 382 150 39.3%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 900
d. Hardship Extensions 121
e. Waivers Granted 97
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,049 2,801 2,195 52 1
GSGR 1,525 1,072 441 12  
GPC 657 135 454 68  
CAP 225 173 52    
TST 535 520 13   2
Gov 180 99 80 1  
Bus 53 23 29 1  
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 186 27 151 7 1
Total 8,444 4,870 3,429 141 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
No Data Available
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,478 $44.40 $98
GSGR 985 $44.51 $98
GPC 134 $48.70 $89
CAP 160 $42.56 $98
TST 585 $47.84 $80
Other 114 $35.85 $88
TOTAL 4,456 $44.72 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 60,523 25,817 17,353 8,248 6,036 3,069 $131.75
 
b.Enhanced 37,315 15,542 10,370 5,172 4,106 2,125 $138.92
c.Non-Enh. 21,672 9,518 6,526 2,912 1,835 881 $120.95
 
d.GSGR 11,973 5,566 3,318 1,532 1,066 491 $118.18
e.GPC 2,497 938 672 384 322 181 $157.79
f.CAP** 2,502 985 593 365 361 198 $163.86
g.REG 35,636 17,081 10,608 4,292 2,524 1,131 $107.56
h.Other 7,915 1,247 2,162 1,675 1,763 1,068 $242.85
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
977 $ 350
  * 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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