Executive Summary Report May 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,095,060 157,677 14.4%
b. 1st Tests: 919,555 119,401 13.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 890,444  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 770,097 86.5%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 120,347 13.5%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 38,119 4.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 89,379 9.7%
c. All Visual: 22,888 2.5%
d. All Functional: 60,152 6.5%
e. Overall: 119,401 13.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 586,908 91,154 15.5% 29,475 5.0%
b. Basic 324,676 27,385 8.4% 8,341 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,710 796 10.3% 283 3.7%
e. Unknown 261 66 25.3% 20 7.7%
d. Total 919,555 119,401 13.0% 38,119 4.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 502,401 50,176 10.0% 15,285 3.0%
b. GSGR 174,170 18,648 10.7% 5,366 3.1%
c. GPC 53,607 3,616 6.7% 1,018 1.9%
d. CAP 21,792 3,372 15.5% 945 4.3%
e. TST 162,681 42,825 26.3% 15,298 9.4%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,366 295 8.8% 72 2.1%
h. Bus.Fl. 601 53 8.8% 19 3.2%
i. Referee 937 416 44.4% 116 12.4%
k. Total 919,555 119,401 13.0% 38,119 4.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 162,681 166,437
a. Directed Vehicles 80,856 82,471
* 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 3,560 869 24.4% 16.0% 7.4% 15.0% 9.1%
1975 2,697 804 29.8% 21.5% 10.1% 17.5% 10.1%
1976 4,782 1,350 28.2% 20.1% 8.6% 16.4% 9.2%
1977 6,828 1,849 27.1% 18.7% 8.5% 16.2% 9.6%
1978 7,997 2,249 28.1% 19.5% 9.6% 16.8% 10.7%
1979 8,477 2,541 30.0% 22.1% 11.3% 18.0% 10.2%
1980 6,523 2,018 30.9% 23.5% 11.9% 18.6% 10.1%
1981 7,956 2,769 34.8% 27.8% 14.0% 20.4% 11.1%
1982 9,733 3,351 34.4% 27.8% 14.3% 19.6% 10.0%
1983 15,156 5,015 33.1% 26.3% 12.9% 18.5% 9.5%
1984 24,934 8,436 33.8% 27.4% 14.4% 18.9% 8.9%
1985 32,087 10,179 31.7% 25.5% 12.8% 17.4% 7.4%
1986 39,843 11,166 28.0% 21.7% 10.1% 15.3% 5.8%
1987 45,264 12,311 27.2% 21.9% 10.1% 13.3% 4.9%
1988 49,596 11,163 22.5% 17.3% 7.2% 11.0% 3.6%
1989 55,722 9,858 17.7% 13.1% 5.0% 8.3% 2.3%
1990 55,574 7,618 13.7% 10.4% 3.5% 5.9% 1.4%
1991 57,409 6,534 11.4% 8.4% 2.7% 4.7% 1.0%
1992 53,118 5,055 9.5% 6.9% 2.2% 3.7% 0.8%
1993 58,431 4,602 7.9% 5.8% 1.5% 2.8% 0.7%
1994 50,462 2,771 5.5% 3.7% 1.0% 2.1% 0.5%
1995 95,397 3,722 3.9% 2.3% 0.6% 1.7% 0.4%
1996 27,418 785 2.9% 1.2% 0.3% 1.7% 0.3%
1997 108,726 1,847 1.7% 0.5% 0.2% 1.2% 0.2%
1998 31,456 230 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
1999 22,640 144 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
2000 18,187 95 0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
2001 8,240 39 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
2002 64 2 3.1% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%  
Total 908,277 119,372 13.1% 9.8% 4.2% 6.6% 2.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,781 943 52.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 434 178 41.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,032
d. Hardship Extensions 113
e. Waivers Granted 126
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,087 2,827 2,203 56 1
GSGR 1,494 1,035 446 13  
GPC 654 128 461 65  
CAP 193 153 40    
TST 588 572 14   2
Gov 182 94 88    
Bus 51 24 27    
REF 37 23 14    
Oth 190 22 161 6 1
Total 8,476 4,878 3,454 140 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,824
EB 3,520
TOTAL 11,344
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,579 $44.79 $98
GSGR 1,016 $44.55 $97
GPC 145 $51.26 $98
CAP 171 $41.52 $98
TST 651 $47.53 $80
Other 100 $34.81 $67
TOTAL 4,662 $44.99 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 65,665 28,056 18,286 8,928 6,982 3,413 $133.66
 
b.Enhanced 40,144 16,714 10,741 5,635 4,683 2,371 $142.02
c.Non-Enh. 23,773 10,478 7,055 3,094 2,151 995 $121.65
 
d.GSGR 12,570 5,894 3,480 1,543 1,165 488 $117.14
e.GPC 2,520 942 676 385 336 181 $159.48
f.CAP** 2,379 987 529 325 351 187 $157.46
g.REG 38,868 18,870 11,249 4,629 2,942 1,178 $107.11
h.Other 9,328 1,363 2,352 2,046 2,188 1,379 $253.50
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,282 $ 349
  * 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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