Executive Summary Report December 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 894,906 121,268 13.6%
b. 1st Tests: 761,874 92,595 12.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 736,073  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 642,272 87.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 93,801 12.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 27,359 3.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 67,142 8.8%
c. All Visual: 17,979 2.4%
d. All Functional: 47,844 6.3%
e. Overall: 92,595 12.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 490,356 70,814 14.4% 20,855 4.3%
b. Basic 264,909 21,145 8.0% 6,301 2.4%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,046 526 8.7% 179 3.0%
e. Unknown 563 110 19.5% 24 4.3%
d. Total 761,874 92,595 12.2% 27,359 3.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 395,923 37,728 9.5% 10,875 2.7%
b. GSGR 136,923 14,001 10.2% 3,707 2.7%
c. GPC 61,491 5,350 8.7% 1,573 2.6%
d. CAP 4,202 564 13.4% 167 4.0%
e. TST 159,400 34,435 21.6% 10,919 6.9%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,093 221 7.1% 46 1.5%
h. Bus.Fl. 127 3 2.4% 1 0.8%
i. Referee 715 293 41.0% 71 9.9%
k. Total 761,874 92,595 12.2% 27,359 3.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 159,400 160,436
a. Directed Vehicles 82,533 82,849
* 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 2,643 665 25.2% 16.1% 7.3% 15.8% 10.4%
1975 2,337 691 29.6% 21.6% 9.5% 17.8% 11.9%
1976 3,197 932 29.2% 20.1% 9.1% 17.9% 10.6%
1977 4,559 1,318 28.9% 19.2% 9.1% 17.9% 11.3%
1978 5,370 1,491 27.8% 19.3% 8.7% 17.0% 10.7%
1979 6,386 1,941 30.4% 22.1% 10.9% 18.3% 11.0%
1980 4,687 1,457 31.1% 23.3% 12.1% 19.4% 10.8%
1981 5,364 1,764 32.9% 25.9% 13.2% 19.4% 10.5%
1982 7,253 2,321 32.0% 25.3% 12.3% 18.4% 10.3%
1983 8,969 2,756 30.7% 23.6% 11.9% 18.3% 9.3%
1984 17,479 5,499 31.5% 25.0% 12.7% 17.8% 8.7%
1985 21,985 6,699 30.5% 24.2% 12.3% 17.0% 7.5%
1986 29,189 7,861 26.9% 20.6% 9.7% 15.2% 6.1%
1987 36,186 9,243 25.5% 20.0% 8.9% 12.9% 4.8%
1988 36,357 7,947 21.9% 16.5% 6.9% 11.1% 3.7%
1989 43,459 7,830 18.0% 13.1% 5.2% 9.2% 2.7%
1990 44,259 6,469 14.6% 10.6% 3.9% 6.8% 1.8%
1991 45,965 5,498 12.0% 8.5% 2.8% 5.5% 1.2%
1992 40,294 4,156 10.3% 7.4% 2.4% 4.2% 1.0%
1993 49,557 4,581 9.2% 7.0% 1.6% 3.4% 0.8%
1994 49,489 3,052 6.2% 4.3% 0.9% 2.3% 0.8%
1995 67,198 3,536 5.3% 3.3% 0.7% 2.1% 0.6%
1996 43,797 1,647 3.8% 1.5% 0.3% 2.4% 0.3%
1997 73,244 2,120 2.9% 1.1% 0.3% 1.9% 0.2%
1998 48,118 660 1.4% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1%
1999 23,710 223 0.9% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1%
2000 13,400 125 0.9% 0.2% 0.1% 0.7% 0.1%
2001 14,951 86 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1%
2002 1,532 9 0.6% 0.1%   0.4% 0.1%
Total 750,934 92,577 12.3% 8.9% 3.6% 6.4% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,428 738 51.7%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 377 160 42.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 870
d. Hardship Extensions 122
e. Waivers Granted 93
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2001 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,944 2,753 2,139 49 3
GSGR 1,415 976 421 18  
GPC 650 120 468 62  
CAP 226 179 47    
TST 665 643 20 1 1
Gov 200 107 93    
Bus 35 14 21    
REF 34 20 14    
Oth 173 30 138 4 1
Total 8,342 4,842 3,361 134 5
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,810
EB 3,352
TOTAL 11,162
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,748 $44.35 $98
GSGR 1,051 $43.91 $97
GPC 353 $44.80 $98
CAP 4 $45.09 $58
TST 754 $47.38 $80
Other 105 $32.53 $70
TOTAL 5,015 $44.50 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 49,694 20,874 14,070 6,799 5,250 2,701 $135.92
 
b.Enhanced 29,655 12,208 8,041 4,125 3,458 1,823 $144.51
c.Non-Enh. 18,203 7,806 5,558 2,438 1,605 796 $123.21
 
d.GSGR 9,268 4,312 2,531 1,182 836 407 $121.44
e.GPC 5,623 1,838 1,189 831 1,032 733 $208.75
f.CAP** 320 127 85 49 38 21 $148.94
g.REG 28,975 13,676 8,679 3,512 2,162 946 $109.26
h.Other 5,508 921 1,586 1,225 1,182 594 $225.41
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,531 $ 318
  * 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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