Executive Summary Report May 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,082,767 158,206 14.6%
b. 1st Tests: 907,383 119,491 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 875,972  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 756,626 86.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 119,346 13.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 38,317 4.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 89,089 9.8%
c. All Visual: 23,516 2.6%
d. All Functional: 60,780 6.7%
e. Overall: 119,491 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 584,719 91,276 15.6% 29,917 5.1%
b. Basic 314,783 27,321 8.7% 8,096 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,426 796 10.7% 282 3.8%
e. Unknown 455 98 21.5% 22 4.8%
d. Total 907,383 119,491 13.2% 38,317 4.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 494,904 50,351 10.2% 15,178 3.1%
b. GSGR 172,949 18,693 10.8% 5,475 3.2%
c. GPC 53,585 3,698 6.9% 1,087 2.0%
d. CAP 21,784 3,387 15.5% 980 4.5%
e. TST 158,647 42,590 26.8% 15,388 9.7%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,040 317 7.8% 79 2.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 570 32 5.6% 10 1.8%
i. Referee 904 423 46.8% 120 13.3%
k. Total 907,383 119,491 13.2% 38,317 4.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 158,647 161,543
a. Directed Vehicles 79,334 80,180
* 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 3,693 917 24.8% 16.3% 7.7% 15.7% 8.9%
1975 2,799 840 30.0% 22.3% 10.4% 17.2% 11.0%
1976 4,771 1,342 28.1% 20.1% 9.0% 16.6% 9.4%
1977 6,710 1,878 28.0% 19.8% 9.6% 17.3% 10.0%
1978 8,270 2,447 29.6% 21.4% 9.4% 17.7% 10.7%
1979 8,367 2,512 30.0% 22.4% 11.1% 17.8% 10.7%
1980 6,405 2,040 31.9% 24.0% 12.3% 19.5% 11.2%
1981 7,991 2,750 34.4% 27.7% 13.5% 19.2% 11.0%
1982 10,162 3,498 34.4% 27.3% 13.9% 19.5% 10.3%
1983 15,047 5,029 33.4% 26.2% 13.2% 19.0% 10.5%
1984 25,012 8,534 34.1% 27.5% 14.4% 19.1% 8.9%
1985 32,264 10,460 32.4% 25.9% 13.2% 17.9% 7.8%
1986 39,292 10,876 27.7% 21.4% 10.2% 14.8% 5.9%
1987 44,861 12,382 27.6% 22.0% 10.2% 13.7% 5.0%
1988 48,893 11,110 22.7% 17.5% 7.4% 11.0% 3.7%
1989 55,014 9,771 17.8% 13.0% 5.0% 8.5% 2.5%
1990 54,435 7,589 13.9% 10.4% 3.6% 6.1% 1.5%
1991 55,742 6,411 11.5% 8.4% 2.7% 4.9% 1.0%
1992 52,277 4,967 9.5% 6.8% 2.1% 3.9% 0.8%
1993 56,602 4,465 7.9% 5.7% 1.5% 2.9% 0.7%
1994 51,344 2,883 5.6% 3.7% 1.0% 2.2% 0.6%
1995 93,652 3,605 3.8% 2.2% 0.6% 1.7% 0.4%
1996 26,056 779 3.0% 1.3% 0.4% 1.7% 0.3%
1997 107,323 1,885 1.8% 0.5% 0.2% 1.2% 0.2%
1998 31,707 219 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
1999 22,296 144 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
2000 18,970 110 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
2001 6,895 18 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
2002 36 1 2.8%     2.8%  
Total 896,886 119,462 13.3% 9.9% 4.3% 6.8% 2.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,834 986 53.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 487 183 37.6%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,106
d. Hardship Extensions 133
e. Waivers Granted 133
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,151 2,864 2,220 65 2
GSGR 1,506 1,047 446 13  
GPC 665 131 466 68  
CAP 196 155 41    
TST 580 561 17   2
Gov 187 104 83    
Bus 53 23 30    
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 229 24 196 8 1
Total 8,601 4,929 3,513 154 5
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,765
EB 3,550
TOTAL 11,315
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,666 $44.87 $98
GSGR 1,021 $44.34 $97
GPC 139 $50.66 $90
CAP 177 $41.75 $98
TST 638 $47.83 $90
Other 116 $32.57 $71
TOTAL 4,757 $44.91 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 66,637 28,209 19,019 9,131 6,782 3,496 $133.86
 
b.Enhanced 41,095 16,912 11,338 5,880 4,495 2,470 $141.90
c.Non-Enh. 23,861 10,476 7,172 3,057 2,187 969 $122.00
 
d.GSGR 12,966 6,071 3,593 1,653 1,150 499 $117.50
e.GPC 2,667 956 715 396 373 227 $172.48
f.CAP** 2,317 967 537 331 304 178 $154.36
g.REG 39,167 18,803 11,598 4,714 2,886 1,166 $106.77
h.Other 9,520 1,412 2,576 2,037 2,069 1,426 $251.80
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,167 $ 331
  * 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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