Executive Summary Report April 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,023,916 149,950 14.6%
b. 1st Tests: 855,912 113,657 13.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 827,215  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 711,926 86.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 115,289 13.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 35,954 4.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 83,567 9.8%
c. All Visual: 23,213 2.7%
d. All Functional: 59,226 6.9%
e. Overall: 113,657 13.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 551,793 86,762 15.7% 27,944 5.1%
b. Basic 296,536 26,039 8.8% 7,718 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,210 777 10.8% 265 3.7%
e. Unknown 373 79 21.2% 27 7.2%
d. Total 855,912 113,657 13.3% 35,954 4.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 465,604 47,631 10.2% 14,262 3.1%
b. GSGR 163,001 17,812 10.9% 5,027 3.1%
c. GPC 50,414 3,445 6.8% 1,052 2.1%
d. CAP 23,451 3,727 15.9% 1,096 4.7%
e. TST 148,050 40,361 27.3% 14,360 9.7%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,177 315 7.5% 55 1.3%
h. Bus.Fl. 522 35 6.7% 12 2.3%
i. Referee 693 331 47.8% 90 13.0%
k. Total 855,912 113,657 13.3% 35,954 4.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 148,050 151,925
a. Directed Vehicles 78,695 80,478
* 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 3,570 897 25.1% 16.3% 7.6% 15.7% 9.9%
1975 2,822 795 28.2% 20.2% 10.3% 17.4% 10.1%
1976 4,646 1,341 28.9% 20.1% 9.4% 17.4% 9.8%
1977 6,726 1,867 27.8% 19.0% 8.6% 17.7% 10.2%
1978 7,731 2,236 28.9% 19.2% 9.0% 18.1% 11.1%
1979 8,246 2,472 30.0% 21.8% 10.2% 18.3% 11.0%
1980 6,288 1,918 30.5% 22.4% 11.7% 18.9% 10.8%
1981 8,137 2,869 35.3% 27.2% 14.0% 21.1% 11.9%
1982 10,080 3,439 34.1% 27.0% 13.3% 20.1% 11.1%
1983 14,186 4,662 32.9% 25.6% 12.3% 19.0% 10.1%
1984 24,479 8,137 33.2% 26.6% 13.9% 19.1% 9.3%
1985 31,175 9,854 31.6% 25.1% 12.6% 17.8% 7.7%
1986 38,057 10,451 27.5% 21.0% 9.9% 15.1% 5.9%
1987 43,147 11,853 27.5% 21.7% 9.9% 13.7% 5.0%
1988 46,968 10,560 22.5% 17.1% 7.2% 11.1% 3.6%
1989 53,463 9,662 18.1% 12.9% 5.1% 9.0% 2.7%
1990 52,290 7,335 14.0% 10.1% 3.6% 6.4% 1.6%
1991 52,537 6,024 11.5% 8.2% 2.7% 5.1% 1.1%
1992 48,245 4,584 9.5% 6.7% 2.2% 3.9% 0.9%
1993 52,220 4,082 7.8% 5.7% 1.5% 2.9% 0.7%
1994 49,076 2,607 5.3% 3.5% 0.9% 2.1% 0.7%
1995 86,696 3,189 3.7% 2.1% 0.6% 1.6% 0.4%
1996 24,647 739 3.0% 1.2% 0.4% 1.9% 0.4%
1997 96,971 1,626 1.7% 0.5% 0.2% 1.2% 0.2%
1998 30,076 228 0.8% 0.3% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
1999 21,277 124 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
2000 17,718 70 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2001 4,819 15 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%  
2002 17            
Total 846,310 113,636 13.4% 9.9% 4.2% 7.0% 2.7%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,448 778 53.7%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 384 144 37.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 874
d. Hardship Extensions 101
e. Waivers Granted 113
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,070 2,811 2,203 55 1
GSGR 1,513 1,057 445 11  
GPC 661 131 463 67  
CAP 217 165 52    
TST 561 544 16   1
Gov 187 108 79    
Bus 47 21 26    
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 210 22 177 10 1
Total 8,500 4,879 3,475 143 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,708
EB 3,536
TOTAL 11,244
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,562 $44.71 $98
GSGR 1,008 $43.73 $98
GPC 132 $49.15 $90
CAP 164 $40.96 $98
TST 612 $47.83 $80
Other 110 $32.78 $70
TOTAL 4,588 $44.62 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 65,565 28,067 18,468 9,021 6,777 3,232 $132.09
 
b.Enhanced 40,209 16,796 10,974 5,709 4,544 2,186 $138.76
c.Non-Enh. 23,676 10,392 7,045 3,113 2,125 1,001 $123.06
 
d.GSGR 12,641 5,950 3,461 1,617 1,131 482 $118.18
e.GPC 2,505 919 654 395 343 194 $164.07
f.CAP** 2,456 1,015 596 368 333 144 $143.37
g.REG 38,541 18,770 11,148 4,643 2,806 1,174 $106.42
h.Other 9,422 1,413 2,609 1,998 2,164 1,238 $244.34
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,075 $ 333
  * 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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