Executive Summary Report November 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 949,749 131,340 13.8%
b. 1st Tests: 802,984 99,240 12.4%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 778,386  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 675,857 86.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 102,529 13.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,919 3.7%
b. All Tailpipe: 72,716 9.1%
c. All Visual: 19,586 2.4%
d. All Functional: 51,058 6.4%
e. Overall: 99,240 12.4%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 515,075 75,455 14.6% 22,747 4.4%
b. Basic 280,128 22,948 8.2% 6,887 2.5%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,429 753 10.1% 269 3.6%
e. Unknown 352 84 23.9% 16 4.5%
d. Total 802,984 99,240 12.4% 29,919 3.7%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 426,961 41,536 9.7% 12,025 2.8%
b. GSGR 144,354 15,101 10.5% 4,170 2.9%
c. GPC 47,734 2,907 6.1% 874 1.8%
d. CAP 23,261 3,547 15.2% 1,015 4.4%
e. TST 156,690 35,533 22.7% 11,698 7.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,978 221 7.4% 42 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 165 8 4.8% 2 1.2%
i. Referee 849 395 46.5% 101 11.9%
k. Total 802,984 99,240 12.4% 29,919 3.7%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 156,690 159,921
a. Directed Vehicles 80,488 82,093
* 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 2,856 760 26.6% 16.7% 8.1% 16.8% 10.8%
1975 2,370 689 29.1% 21.7% 10.0% 18.5% 10.3%
1976 3,073 911 29.6% 21.1% 10.1% 18.1% 10.7%
1977 4,967 1,393 28.0% 19.1% 8.2% 17.4% 11.0%
1978 5,817 1,680 28.9% 20.0% 9.4% 18.1% 12.2%
1979 7,127 2,149 30.2% 21.8% 10.6% 18.5% 11.2%
1980 5,029 1,534 30.5% 22.5% 12.4% 18.8% 11.1%
1981 5,884 1,920 32.6% 26.1% 13.4% 19.4% 11.1%
1982 7,969 2,674 33.6% 25.6% 12.6% 19.5% 10.7%
1983 9,882 3,114 31.5% 24.3% 12.3% 18.2% 9.8%
1984 18,995 6,162 32.4% 25.9% 13.2% 18.6% 9.4%
1985 24,321 7,401 30.4% 24.5% 12.4% 17.0% 7.5%
1986 31,380 8,547 27.2% 20.9% 9.8% 15.3% 6.1%
1987 38,675 9,917 25.6% 20.1% 9.1% 13.0% 4.7%
1988 38,576 8,575 22.2% 16.9% 7.2% 11.2% 3.6%
1989 47,212 8,497 18.0% 13.0% 5.2% 9.1% 2.8%
1990 44,839 6,533 14.6% 10.6% 3.8% 6.8% 1.8%
1991 49,381 5,931 12.0% 8.7% 2.9% 5.4% 1.2%
1992 42,115 4,300 10.2% 7.2% 2.3% 4.4% 1.0%
1993 52,873 4,988 9.4% 7.2% 1.7% 3.3% 0.9%
1994 51,194 3,200 6.3% 4.4% 1.0% 2.3% 0.8%
1995 82,006 3,916 4.8% 3.0% 0.7% 1.9% 0.5%
1996 34,170 1,366 4.0% 1.9% 0.3% 2.3% 0.4%
1997 88,267 2,302 2.6% 1.0% 0.3% 1.7% 0.2%
1998 33,140 366 1.1% 0.5% 0.1% 0.6% 0.1%
1999 26,088 213 0.8% 0.3% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
2000 15,779 109 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
2001 15,380 50 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
2002 1,208 5 0.4% 0.1%   0.3% 0.1%
Total 790,573 99,202 12.5% 9.2% 3.8% 6.5% 2.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,655 853 51.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 418 160 38.3%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 987
d. Hardship Extensions 131
e. Waivers Granted 78
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,050 2,792 2,201 55 2
GSGR 1,422 983 422 17  
GPC 656 126 467 63  
CAP 247 195 52    
TST 657 636 19 1 1
Gov 202 109 93    
Bus 36 17 19    
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 203 31 166 5 1
Total 8,507 4,909 3,453 141 4
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 7,846
EB 3,414
TOTAL 11,261
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,630 $44.92 $98
GSGR 1,006 $44.15 $97
GPC 134 $52.29 $96
CAP 187 $41.85 $98
TST 718 $47.50 $80
Other 107 $33.83 $64
TOTAL 4,782 $44.98 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 54,831 22,783 15,319 7,644 6,093 2,992 $138.29
 
b.Enhanced 32,838 13,282 8,694 4,702 4,047 2,113 $148.50
c.Non-Enh. 20,037 8,603 6,093 2,701 1,849 791 $122.53
 
d.GSGR 9,869 4,594 2,621 1,302 966 386 $120.94
e.GPC 1,964 666 534 325 294 145 $169.15
f.CAP** 4,256 1,194 827 646 929 660 $237.45
g.REG 32,193 15,267 9,499 3,916 2,495 1,016 $109.64
h.Other 6,549 1,062 1,838 1,455 1,409 785 $231.60
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,417 $ 330
  * 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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