Executive Summary Reports March 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,163,323 168,010 14.4%
b. 1st Tests: 978,057 127,481 13.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 944,636  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 817,294 86.5%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 127,342 13.5%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 40,577 4.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 94,698 9.7%
c. All Visual: 25,516 2.6%
d. All Functional: 65,726 6.7%
e. Overall: 127,481 13.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 633,572 98,092 15.5% 31,854 5.0%
b. Basic 336,265 28,453 8.5% 8,398 2.5%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,812 842 10.8% 300 3.8%
e. Unknown 408 94 23.0% 25 6.1%
d. Total 978,057 127,481 13.0% 40,577 4.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 530,161 53,319 10.1% 16,168 3.0%
b. GSGR 186,500 19,614 10.5% 5,755 3.1%
c. GPC 57,202 3,905 6.8% 1,144 2.0%
d. CAP 29,240 4,576 15.6% 1,336 4.6%
e. TST 168,341 45,182 26.8% 15,934 9.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 5,047 401 7.9% 99 2.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 648 23 3.5% 3 0.5%
i. Referee 918 461 50.2% 138 15.0%
k. Total 978,057 127,481 13.0% 40,577 4.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 168,341 171,835
a. Directed Vehicles 91,549 92,680
* 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 3,951 996 25.2% 15.9% 6.9% 15.7% 9.7%
1975 3,152 943 29.9% 22.0% 10.6% 18.8% 11.0%
1976 5,029 1,491 29.6% 20.7% 9.8% 18.3% 10.7%
1977 7,357 2,151 29.2% 19.8% 9.2% 18.6% 10.8%
1978 9,037 2,738 30.3% 20.9% 9.5% 19.0% 11.6%
1979 9,925 2,993 30.2% 22.3% 10.3% 18.0% 11.5%
1980 7,632 2,415 31.6% 23.6% 12.6% 20.4% 11.2%
1981 9,249 3,186 34.4% 27.2% 13.7% 20.5% 11.5%
1982 11,591 3,972 34.3% 27.8% 13.3% 19.7% 10.6%
1983 15,898 5,226 32.9% 25.3% 12.8% 18.9% 9.6%
1984 27,312 8,883 32.5% 26.3% 13.8% 18.3% 8.6%
1985 35,213 11,034 31.3% 25.1% 12.7% 17.6% 7.5%
1986 42,812 11,655 27.2% 20.7% 9.6% 14.9% 5.7%
1987 49,173 13,123 26.7% 21.2% 9.6% 13.2% 4.6%
1988 52,943 11,721 22.1% 17.0% 7.3% 10.7% 3.6%
1989 60,520 10,612 17.5% 12.8% 5.0% 8.4% 2.5%
1990 60,129 8,156 13.6% 10.0% 3.6% 6.1% 1.5%
1991 59,422 6,752 11.4% 8.2% 2.7% 5.0% 1.0%
1992 55,302 5,203 9.4% 6.8% 2.1% 3.8% 0.8%
1993 59,677 4,509 7.6% 5.5% 1.4% 2.8% 0.7%
1994 59,190 3,127 5.3% 3.5% 0.9% 2.2% 0.6%
1995 101,149 3,520 3.5% 2.0% 0.5% 1.5% 0.4%
1996 28,839 788 2.7% 1.0% 0.4% 1.7% 0.3%
1997 112,568 1,785 1.6% 0.5% 0.2% 1.1% 0.2%
1998 32,074 231 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
1999 23,254 158 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
2000 20,560 78 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2001 4,459 15 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2002 13            
Total 967,430 127,461 13.2% 9.8% 4.2% 6.8% 2.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,822 1,005 55.2%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 458 176 38.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,041
d. Hardship Extensions 118
e. Waivers Granted 127
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,138 2,860 2,218 59 1
GSGR 1,520 1,067 442 11  
GPC 657 133 456 68  
CAP 218 166 52    
TST 550 534 14   2
Gov 187 105 82    
Bus 50 23 26 1  
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 215 15 191 8 1
Total 8,569 4,923 3,495 147 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
No Data Available
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,585 $44.48 $98
GSGR 1,016 $44.13 $97
GPC 138 $48.83 $89
CAP 168 $42.42 $98
TST 610 $47.43 $94
Other 115 $35.03 $67
TOTAL 4,632 $44.61 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 72,734 31,095 20,792 9,869 7,500 3,478 $130.49
 
b.Enhanced 44,907 18,755 12,452 6,297 5,010 2,393 $137.61
c.Non-Enh. 26,162 11,521 7,855 3,379 2,369 1,038 $119.98
 
d.GSGR 14,077 6,580 3,820 1,833 1,298 546 $118.67
e.GPC 2,899 1,063 737 479 386 234 $165.17
f.CAP** 3,104 1,293 758 402 446 205 $150.60
g.REG 42,861 20,598 12,858 5,023 3,161 1,221 $105.49
h.Other 9,793 1,561 2,619 2,132 2,209 1,272 $240.25
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
678 $ 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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