Executive Summary Report September 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,001,300 144,196 14.4%
b. 1st Tests: 841,662 109,137 13.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 815,476  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 706,238 86.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 109,238 13.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 33,427 4.0%
b. All Tailpipe: 81,956 9.7%
c. All Visual: 20,576 2.4%
d. All Functional: 54,071 6.4%
e. Overall: 109,137 13.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 539,997 83,722 15.5% 25,737 4.8%
b. Basic 294,720 24,698 8.4% 7,409 2.5%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,914 711 10.3% 277 4.0%
e. Unknown 31 6 19.4% 4 12.9%
d. Total 841,662 109,137 13.0% 33,427 4.0%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 449,753 45,159 10.0% 13,190 2.9%
b. GSGR 154,259 16,357 10.6% 4,405 2.9%
c. GPC 48,234 3,111 6.4% 907 1.9%
d. CAP 22,327 3,388 15.2% 960 4.3%
e. TST 163,746 40,630 24.8% 13,859 8.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,374 212 8.9% 40 1.7%
h. Bus.Fl. 393 16 4.1% 4 1.0%
i. Referee 644 280 43.5% 67 10.4%
k. Total 841,662 109,137 13.0% 33,427 4.0%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 163,746 166,507
a. Directed Vehicles 86,419 87,365
* 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 3,165 780 24.6% 16.5% 7.1% 14.9% 9.7%
1975 2,297 659 28.7% 20.6% 10.6% 17.1% 9.9%
1976 3,346 941 28.1% 19.7% 9.3% 17.6% 10.3%
1977 5,664 1,663 29.4% 20.6% 9.2% 17.7% 10.6%
1978 6,346 1,779 28.0% 20.2% 9.7% 16.7% 10.7%
1979 7,832 2,422 30.9% 23.1% 11.1% 17.6% 11.0%
1980 5,338 1,688 31.6% 23.2% 12.7% 19.0% 10.8%
1981 6,467 2,188 33.8% 26.8% 13.2% 20.0% 11.1%
1982 8,132 2,830 34.8% 28.2% 14.5% 19.9% 10.4%
1983 10,952 3,637 33.2% 26.2% 13.4% 19.2% 10.2%
1984 20,249 6,717 33.2% 26.9% 13.9% 18.1% 9.1%
1985 26,718 8,613 32.2% 26.1% 13.5% 17.7% 7.7%
1986 37,444 10,463 27.9% 21.8% 10.4% 15.2% 6.0%
1987 39,337 10,641 27.1% 21.6% 9.7% 13.1% 4.8%
1988 43,160 9,891 22.9% 17.6% 7.2% 11.4% 3.7%
1989 50,871 9,203 18.1% 13.3% 5.2% 8.9% 2.6%
1990 47,939 6,830 14.2% 10.4% 3.7% 6.5% 1.6%
1991 53,066 6,214 11.7% 8.7% 2.8% 5.0% 1.0%
1992 45,653 4,532 9.9% 7.3% 2.2% 3.9% 1.0%
1993 58,714 5,768 9.8% 7.7% 1.5% 3.2% 0.7%
1994 48,541 3,274 6.7% 5.0% 1.1% 2.3% 0.6%
1995 91,407 4,449 4.9% 3.3% 0.6% 1.7% 0.5%
1996 32,923 1,155 3.5% 1.5% 0.3% 2.0% 0.4%
1997 97,459 2,145 2.2% 0.8% 0.2% 1.4% 0.2%
1998 26,112 289 1.1% 0.5% 0.1% 0.6% 0.1%
1999 21,965 181 0.8% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1%
2000 15,940 102 0.6% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
2001 12,910 51 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2002 382 1 0.3%     0.3%  
Total 830,329 109,106 13.1% 9.9% 4.0% 6.5% 2.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,385 713 51.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 398 151 37.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 875
d. Hardship Extensions 103
e. Waivers Granted 102
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,030 2,795 2,173 61 1
GSGR 1,435 996 425 14  
GPC 654 122 469 63  
CAP 206 160 46    
TST 622 603 18   1
Gov 176 98 78    
Bus 41 17 24    
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 172 19 144 8 1
Total 8,370 4,830 3,391 146 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,828
EB 3,434
TOTAL 11,262
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,513 $44.00 $98
GSGR 972 $44.55 $97
GPC 122 $47.92 $98
CAP 164 $43.97 $98
TST 658 $47.72 $75
Other 94 $32.61 $66
TOTAL 4,523 $44.53 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 57,148 23,733 15,901 8,045 6,298 3,171 $138.77
 
b.Enhanced 33,260 13,353 8,893 4,803 4,069 2,142 $148.53
c.Non-Enh. 21,090 9,092 6,255 2,902 1,933 908 $125.18
 
d.GSGR 10,735 5,058 2,821 1,403 1,026 427 $120.34
e.GPC 2,097 765 539 342 291 160 $166.04
f.CAP** 2,146 839 515 312 316 164 $162.72
g.REG 33,822 15,916 9,830 4,208 2,709 1,159 $112.49
h.Other 8,348 1,155 2,196 1,780 1,956 1,261 $255.93
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,179 $ 314
  * 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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