Executive Summary Report August 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,152,904 165,050 14.3%
b. 1st Tests: 969,875 124,798 12.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 939,413  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 814,273 86.7%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 125,140 13.3%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 39,131 4.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 93,445 9.6%
c. All Visual: 23,650 2.4%
d. All Functional: 62,420 6.4%
e. Overall: 124,798 12.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 619,834 94,816 15.3% 29,775 4.8%
b. Basic 341,691 29,085 8.5% 9,015 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,274 878 10.6% 333 4.0%
e. Unknown 76 19 25.0% 8 10.5%
d. Total 969,875 124,798 12.9% 39,131 4.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 522,692 51,759 9.9% 15,487 3.0%
b. GSGR 177,105 18,594 10.5% 5,228 3.0%
c. GPC 57,427 3,761 6.5% 1,099 1.9%
d. CAP 25,839 3,779 14.6% 1,063 4.1%
e. TST 182,784 46,276 25.3% 16,095 8.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,824 260 9.2% 58 2.1%
h. Bus.Fl. 432 26 6.0% 7 1.6%
i. Referee 866 380 43.9% 105 12.1%
k. Total 969,875 124,798 12.9% 39,131 4.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 182,784 185,798
a. Directed Vehicles 93,355 94,336
* 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 3,534 918 26.0% 17.9% 8.6% 16.2% 9.2%
1975 2,745 783 28.5% 22.3% 10.7% 16.0% 10.1%
1976 4,489 1,302 29.0% 20.6% 9.4% 17.6% 10.4%
1977 6,730 1,921 28.5% 19.9% 9.6% 16.9% 9.6%
1978 7,829 2,265 28.9% 20.2% 10.0% 17.1% 10.3%
1979 8,913 2,675 30.0% 22.4% 11.3% 17.7% 10.3%
1980 6,301 1,902 30.2% 22.6% 11.8% 18.3% 9.7%
1981 8,112 2,761 34.0% 27.2% 13.9% 19.7% 10.8%
1982 9,700 3,407 35.1% 28.2% 14.6% 20.1% 10.6%
1983 13,829 4,672 33.8% 26.8% 13.4% 19.4% 10.1%
1984 24,009 7,985 33.3% 27.2% 13.9% 18.4% 8.7%
1985 31,363 10,097 32.2% 26.1% 13.1% 17.2% 7.5%
1986 43,447 12,029 27.7% 21.6% 10.2% 14.8% 5.7%
1987 46,227 12,504 27.0% 21.7% 9.8% 13.2% 4.9%
1988 50,729 11,567 22.8% 17.5% 7.2% 11.2% 3.7%
1989 58,930 10,548 17.9% 13.2% 5.2% 8.7% 2.6%
1990 56,112 7,879 14.0% 10.4% 3.8% 6.2% 1.6%
1991 59,679 7,073 11.9% 8.7% 2.8% 5.1% 1.1%
1992 53,553 5,260 9.8% 7.1% 2.2% 3.9% 0.9%
1993 63,857 5,715 8.9% 6.8% 1.6% 3.1% 0.8%
1994 51,387 3,092 6.0% 4.2% 0.9% 2.3% 0.6%
1995 102,738 4,396 4.3% 2.7% 0.6% 1.7% 0.4%
1996 39,721 1,206 3.0% 1.2% 0.3% 1.9% 0.3%
1997 113,062 2,154 1.9% 0.6% 0.2% 1.3% 0.2%
1998 33,513 302 0.9% 0.4% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
1999 25,935 189 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
2000 18,077 107 0.6% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
2001 12,561 50 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2002 235 1 0.4% 0.4%      
Total 957,317 124,760 13.0% 9.8% 4.1% 6.5% 2.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,810 959 53.0%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 516 189 36.6%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,117
d. Hardship Extensions 146
e. Waivers Granted 124
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,095 2,826 2,215 53 1
GSGR 1,448 1,000 434 14  
GPC 653 124 466 63  
CAP 193 151 42    
TST 617 601 15   1
Gov 182 99 83    
Bus 47 20 27    
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 209 24 174 10 1
Total 8,478 4,865 3,470 140 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,883
EB 3,481
TOTAL 11,364
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,742 $44.63 $98
GSGR 1,046 $44.27 $97
GPC 149 $51.33 $98
CAP 170 $41.90 $98
TST 709 $47.93 $86
Other 105 $32.76 $72
TOTAL 4,921 $44.88 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 66,667 27,785 18,815 9,100 7,349 3,618 $137.33
 
b.Enhanced 38,657 15,591 10,445 5,486 4,669 2,466 $148.04
c.Non-Enh. 24,884 10,665 7,515 3,260 2,400 1,044 $123.98
 
d.GSGR 12,440 5,698 3,446 1,550 1,262 484 $120.85
e.GPC 2,663 1,013 669 408 363 210 $162.67
f.CAP** 2,608 1,099 598 343 365 203 $159.32
g.REG 39,332 18,629 11,571 4,730 3,125 1,277 $110.11
h.Other 9,624 1,346 2,531 2,069 2,234 1,444 $256.87
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,652 $ 366
  * 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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