Executive Summary Report January 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,120,387 152,551 13.6%
b. 1st Tests: 952,041 117,144 12.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 922,255  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 803,460 87.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 118,795 12.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 33,673 3.5%
b. All Tailpipe: 83,782 8.8%
c. All Visual: 22,364 2.3%
d. All Functional: 61,414 6.5%
e. Overall: 117,144 12.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 612,402 89,717 14.7% 25,712 4.2%
b. Basic 330,529 26,425 8.0% 7,627 2.3%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,946 783 9.9% 284 3.6%
e. Unknown 1,164 219 18.8% 50 4.3%
d. Total 952,041 117,144 12.3% 33,673 3.5%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 487,499 45,765 9.4% 12,671 2.6%
b. GSGR 166,473 17,086 10.3% 4,499 2.7%
c. GPC 54,614 3,156 5.8% 926 1.7%
d. CAP 28,141 4,117 14.6% 1,195 4.2%
e. TST 209,051 46,313 22.2% 14,227 6.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 5,184 333 6.4% 56 1.1%
h. Bus.Fl. 246 4 1.6% 1 0.4%
i. Referee 833 370 44.4% 98 11.8%
k. Total 952,041 117,144 12.3% 33,673 3.5%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 209,051 210,414
a. Directed Vehicles 116,361 116,230
* 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 3,276 839 25.6% 16.5% 7.0% 16.5% 10.2%
1975 2,572 770 29.9% 20.8% 10.2% 17.8% 11.6%
1976 3,828 1,152 30.1% 21.6% 10.1% 18.0% 10.8%
1977 5,525 1,521 27.5% 18.1% 8.1% 17.2% 11.2%
1978 6,457 1,920 29.7% 19.6% 9.0% 18.6% 12.1%
1979 8,039 2,396 29.8% 21.7% 10.2% 17.9% 11.4%
1980 5,985 1,788 29.9% 22.0% 11.4% 18.8% 10.7%
1981 6,861 2,217 32.3% 25.6% 13.0% 19.1% 10.5%
1982 8,528 2,872 33.7% 26.1% 13.0% 20.0% 10.7%
1983 11,148 3,473 31.2% 24.3% 11.8% 18.4% 9.2%
1984 21,407 6,898 32.2% 25.4% 12.8% 18.5% 9.2%
1985 27,961 8,601 30.8% 24.2% 11.9% 17.1% 7.6%
1986 35,150 9,484 27.0% 20.6% 9.5% 15.1% 6.0%
1987 40,642 10,813 26.6% 20.9% 9.3% 13.5% 4.9%
1988 45,088 10,192 22.6% 17.1% 7.1% 11.6% 3.7%
1989 54,248 10,139 18.7% 13.5% 5.2% 9.5% 2.9%
1990 54,837 8,067 14.7% 10.6% 3.7% 7.0% 1.8%
1991 55,175 7,034 12.7% 9.1% 3.1% 5.9% 1.3%
1992 50,624 5,389 10.6% 7.6% 2.4% 4.5% 1.1%
1993 60,263 6,037 10.0% 7.5% 1.8% 3.8% 1.0%
1994 65,325 4,298 6.6% 4.5% 1.1% 2.6% 0.7%
1995 56,238 3,349 6.0% 3.7% 0.9% 2.5% 0.6%
1996 81,630 3,499 4.3% 1.7% 0.3% 2.7% 0.3%
1997 58,593 2,020 3.4% 1.3% 0.3% 2.3% 0.2%
1998 96,941 1,586 1.6% 0.5% 0.1% 1.1% 0.2%
1999 31,947 325 1.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1%
2000 18,042 227 1.3% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0% 0.1%
2001 19,051 177 0.9% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8% 0.0%
2002 2,756 18 0.7% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
2003 5 1 20.0% 20.0%     20.0%
Total 938,142 117,102 12.5% 8.9% 3.6% 6.5% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,683 886 52.6%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 444 198 44.6%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,015
d. Hardship Extensions 148
e. Waivers Granted 88
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,952 2,743 2,155 50 4
GSGR 1,418 970 430 18  
GPC 652 121 470 61  
CAP 232 181 51    
TST 681 655 23 1 2
Gov 193 104 89    
Bus 38 18 20    
REF 34 19 15    
Oth 205 24 173 7 1
Total 8,405 4,835 3,426 137 7
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,875
EB 3,347
TOTAL 11,222
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,657 $44.21 $98
GSGR 1,046 $44.14 $96
GPC 129 $51.61 $89
CAP 202 $42.45 $98
TST 774 $47.48 $80
Other 104 $36.48 $87
TOTAL 4,912 $44.67 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 59,624 25,295 16,923 8,009 6,365 3,032 $133.30
 
b.Enhanced 34,440 14,304 9,421 4,702 4,068 1,945 $140.84
c.Non-Enh. 22,958 9,912 6,940 3,036 2,083 987 $123.07
 
d.GSGR 11,125 5,012 3,131 1,418 1,108 456 $122.41
e.GPC 2,340 838 622 349 344 187 $166.69
f.CAP** 4,758 1,553 1,069 676 917 543 $198.60
g.REG 34,862 16,726 10,225 4,148 2,630 1,133 $109.23
h.Other 6,539 1,166 1,876 1,418 1,366 713 $220.63
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,975 $ 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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