Executive Summary Report February 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,023,339 142,199 13.9%
b. 1st Tests: 866,471 108,442 12.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 840,109  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 729,525 86.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 110,584 13.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 31,268 3.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 77,760 9.0%
c. All Visual: 20,888 2.4%
d. All Functional: 56,881 6.6%
e. Overall: 108,442 12.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 560,084 82,886 14.8% 23,675 4.2%
b. Basic 297,924 24,611 8.3% 7,259 2.4%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,482 793 10.6% 290 3.9%
e. Unknown 981 152 15.5% 44 4.5%
d. Total 866,471 108,442 12.5% 31,268 3.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 437,967 41,710 9.5% 11,764 2.7%
b. GSGR 148,384 15,598 10.5% 4,147 2.8%
c. GPC 49,819 2,798 5.6% 834 1.7%
d. CAP 27,073 3,935 14.5% 1,051 3.9%
e. TST 197,517 43,713 22.1% 13,326 6.7%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,642 343 7.4% 67 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 303 9 3.0%    
i. Referee 766 336 43.9% 79 10.3%
k. Total 866,471 108,442 12.5% 31,268 3.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 197,517 199,410
a. Directed Vehicles 112,120 112,567
* 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 2,892 725 25.1% 16.0% 7.2% 16.3% 9.4%
1975 2,418 718 29.7% 21.7% 10.5% 18.2% 11.7%
1976 3,801 1,106 29.1% 20.7% 8.4% 18.0% 10.4%
1977 5,331 1,551 29.1% 18.6% 9.0% 18.7% 11.2%
1978 6,410 1,840 28.7% 19.0% 8.9% 17.0% 11.5%
1979 7,398 2,300 31.1% 22.6% 10.8% 19.1% 11.7%
1980 5,318 1,639 30.8% 22.9% 12.0% 19.9% 10.8%
1981 6,374 2,197 34.5% 27.2% 13.7% 20.5% 11.2%
1982 7,922 2,624 33.1% 25.9% 12.6% 19.6% 10.2%
1983 10,887 3,428 31.5% 24.3% 11.9% 18.4% 10.1%
1984 19,423 6,207 32.0% 25.5% 13.0% 18.4% 8.9%
1985 25,779 7,840 30.4% 24.3% 12.3% 17.2% 7.7%
1986 31,686 8,765 27.7% 21.2% 9.7% 15.4% 6.1%
1987 36,836 9,699 26.3% 20.3% 9.0% 13.7% 5.2%
1988 40,845 9,284 22.7% 17.3% 7.2% 11.3% 3.8%
1989 48,723 9,251 19.0% 13.8% 5.2% 9.6% 2.8%
1990 48,639 7,492 15.4% 11.0% 3.9% 7.5% 1.9%
1991 48,865 6,351 13.0% 9.4% 3.2% 5.9% 1.3%
1992 45,970 5,004 10.9% 7.7% 2.6% 4.7% 1.1%
1993 52,291 5,606 10.7% 8.2% 1.9% 3.8% 1.0%
1994 57,977 4,038 7.0% 4.8% 1.1% 2.7% 0.8%
1995 46,050 2,823 6.1% 3.9% 0.9% 2.6% 0.7%
1996 81,739 3,712 4.5% 1.8% 0.3% 2.8% 0.4%
1997 47,126 1,770 3.8% 1.4% 0.3% 2.5% 0.3%
1998 93,732 1,710 1.8% 0.5% 0.1% 1.3% 0.1%
1999 30,542 338 1.1% 0.4% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1%
2000 16,801 186 1.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.8% 0.1%
2001 18,192 172 0.9% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8% 0.1%
2002 3,081 22 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
2003 8            
Total 853,056 108,398 12.7% 9.1% 3.7% 6.7% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,506 758 50.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 351 131 37.3%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 876
d. Hardship Extensions 80
e. Waivers Granted 84
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,893 2,703 2,129 57 4
GSGR 1,429 977 433 19  
GPC 652 119 472 61  
CAP 248 194 54    
TST 693 667 23 1 2
Gov 194 101 93    
Bus 43 19 24    
REF 34 19 15    
Oth 191 23 159 8 1
Total 8,377 4,822 3,402 146 7
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 7,901
EB 3,328
TOTAL 11,229
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,616 $45.20 $98
GSGR 993 $44.65 $96
GPC 131 $50.19 $89
CAP 217 $42.12 $98
TST 742 $47.17 $83
Other 65 $35.68 $87
TOTAL 4,764 $45.26 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 53,963 22,825 15,182 7,541 5,699 2,716 $132.90
 
b.Enhanced 30,440 12,635 8,226 4,414 3,433 1,732 $140.14
c.Non-Enh. 21,457 9,237 6,382 2,867 2,074 897 $123.85
 
d.GSGR 10,308 4,753 2,763 1,362 1,012 418 $121.08
e.GPC 2,073 709 555 354 281 174 $175.92
f.CAP** 4,363 1,495 1,006 635 758 469 $190.74
g.REG 31,291 14,798 9,221 3,858 2,409 1,005 $108.97
h.Other 5,928 1,070 1,637 1,332 1,239 650 $222.09
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,277 $ 324
  * 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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