Executive Summary Report October 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,087,212 156,724 14.4%
b. 1st Tests: 909,933 117,708 12.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 882,050  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 760,089 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 121,961 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 35,800 3.9%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,929 9.6%
c. All Visual: 23,396 2.6%
d. All Functional: 59,606 6.6%
e. Overall: 117,708 12.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 584,295 90,020 15.4% 27,497 4.7%
b. Basic 317,387 26,798 8.4% 8,007 2.5%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,205 875 10.7% 293 3.6%
e. Unknown 46 15 32.6% 3 6.5%
d. Total 909,933 117,708 12.9% 35,800 3.9%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 487,473 49,910 10.2% 14,623 3.0%
b. GSGR 162,503 17,350 10.7% 4,761 2.9%
c. GPC 53,827 3,481 6.5% 990 1.8%
d. CAP 23,875 3,814 16.0% 1,117 4.7%
e. TST 176,438 42,424 24.0% 14,118 8.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,587 320 7.0% 92 2.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 286 9 3.1% 2 0.7%
i. Referee 1,028 442 43.0% 112 10.9%
k. Total 909,933 117,708 12.9% 35,800 3.9%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 176,438 181,057
a. Directed Vehicles 92,632 95,470
* 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 3,436 861 25.1% 15.9% 7.5% 16.1% 10.2%
1975 2,598 749 28.8% 20.3% 10.5% 17.3% 10.7%
1976 3,405 956 28.1% 20.2% 9.2% 16.4% 10.4%
1977 5,900 1,678 28.4% 18.9% 9.3% 17.6% 11.0%
1978 6,896 2,003 29.0% 20.5% 9.7% 17.9% 10.8%
1979 8,411 2,536 30.2% 22.3% 11.1% 17.5% 11.0%
1980 5,957 1,834 30.8% 22.8% 12.1% 19.2% 11.6%
1981 6,867 2,327 33.9% 27.4% 13.9% 19.8% 10.9%
1982 9,166 3,098 33.8% 26.7% 13.2% 19.7% 11.4%
1983 11,391 3,686 32.4% 25.5% 13.2% 18.3% 10.2%
1984 22,369 7,407 33.1% 26.6% 13.6% 19.0% 9.4%
1985 28,448 9,086 31.9% 25.5% 13.2% 17.7% 8.3%
1986 37,706 10,604 28.1% 21.7% 10.4% 15.4% 6.1%
1987 43,626 11,740 26.9% 21.3% 9.6% 13.4% 5.2%
1988 45,369 10,455 23.0% 17.5% 7.2% 11.8% 4.0%
1989 54,493 10,098 18.5% 13.3% 5.3% 9.4% 2.8%
1990 50,105 7,416 14.8% 10.8% 3.8% 6.7% 1.9%
1991 56,966 6,785 11.9% 8.5% 2.8% 5.4% 1.2%
1992 48,020 4,833 10.1% 7.1% 2.3% 4.3% 1.0%
1993 62,328 6,198 9.9% 7.6% 1.7% 3.5% 0.9%
1994 56,038 3,826 6.8% 5.0% 1.0% 2.3% 0.7%
1995 96,710 4,838 5.0% 3.2% 0.6% 1.9% 0.5%
1996 35,531 1,362 3.8% 1.8% 0.4% 2.2% 0.4%
1997 102,331 2,558 2.5% 1.0% 0.2% 1.5% 0.2%
1998 29,434 319 1.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
1999 27,019 224 0.8% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
2000 18,533 125 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
2001 16,496 72 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1%
2002 749 1 0.1%     0.1%  
Total 896,298 117,675 13.1% 9.7% 4.0% 6.6% 2.6%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,035 1,021 50.2%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 543 184 33.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,260
d. Hardship Extensions 156
e. Waivers Granted 117
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,088 2,813 2,222 52 1
GSGR 1,430 982 430 18  
GPC 705 158 482 65  
CAP 373 313 60    
TST 641 621 19   1
Gov 194 105 88 1  
Bus 45 20 25    
REF 35 21 14    
Oth 239 28 199 11 1
Total 8,750 5,061 3,539 147 3
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,884
EB 3,432
TOTAL 11,316
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,678 $44.46 $98
GSGR 1,023 $43.74 $97
GPC 151 $49.75 $98
CAP 178 $43.33 $98
TST 737 $47.51 $80
Other 114 $33.40 $67
TOTAL 4,881 $44.63 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 64,879 26,372 18,255 9,175 7,311 3,766 $141.39
 
b.Enhanced 39,143 15,440 10,525 5,651 4,902 2,625 $151.59
c.Non-Enh. 23,470 9,883 7,144 3,229 2,185 1,029 $125.64
 
d.GSGR 11,817 5,368 3,243 1,553 1,172 481 $122.52
e.GPC 2,484 845 660 395 366 218 $176.65
f.CAP** 3,849 1,166 703 536 838 606 $239.26
g.REG 38,031 17,682 11,365 4,783 2,946 1,255 $110.84
h.Other 8,698 1,311 2,284 1,908 1,989 1,206 $247.25
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,409 $ 350
  * 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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