Executive Summary Report March 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,139,339 159,750 14.0%
b. 1st Tests: 962,469 121,821 12.7%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 934,770  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 809,886 86.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 124,884 13.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 34,289 3.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,679 9.0%
c. All Visual: 23,087 2.4%
d. All Functional: 63,950 6.6%
e. Overall: 121,821 12.7%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 622,990 93,094 14.9% 25,997 4.2%
b. Basic 329,274 27,568 8.4% 7,910 2.4%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,224 814 9.9% 293 3.6%
e. Unknown 1,981 345 17.4% 89 4.5%
d. Total 962,469 121,821 12.7% 34,289 3.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 479,874 46,262 9.6% 12,725 2.7%
b. GSGR 164,002 17,079 10.4% 4,355 2.7%
c. GPC 52,428 2,939 5.6% 856 1.6%
d. CAP 32,309 4,644 14.4% 1,244 3.9%
e. TST 227,669 50,148 22.0% 14,918 6.6%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,875 355 7.3% 80 1.6%
h. Bus.Fl. 419 11 2.6% 2 0.5%
i. Referee 893 383 42.9% 109 12.2%
k. Total 962,469 121,821 12.7% 34,289 3.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 227,669 229,762
a. Directed Vehicles 129,717 130,357
* 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 3,239 858 26.5% 17.7% 8.1% 16.8% 10.3%
1975 2,556 741 29.0% 20.5% 9.7% 17.5% 10.8%
1976 4,119 1,166 28.3% 19.7% 8.6% 17.0% 10.2%
1977 5,995 1,667 27.8% 18.3% 9.1% 17.9% 10.6%
1978 7,062 2,168 30.7% 21.1% 9.4% 18.7% 11.8%
1979 7,831 2,475 31.6% 23.2% 11.3% 18.7% 11.7%
1980 5,531 1,727 31.2% 22.9% 11.8% 19.9% 11.5%
1981 6,848 2,280 33.3% 26.4% 13.3% 20.0% 10.7%
1982 8,875 2,955 33.3% 26.0% 13.1% 19.4% 10.4%
1983 12,097 3,812 31.5% 23.8% 11.4% 19.1% 10.1%
1984 21,302 6,959 32.7% 26.1% 13.0% 18.7% 8.9%
1985 27,786 8,513 30.6% 24.3% 12.4% 16.9% 7.6%
1986 34,753 9,583 27.6% 20.9% 9.6% 15.5% 5.9%
1987 40,009 11,028 27.6% 21.6% 9.6% 14.0% 5.1%
1988 45,022 10,345 23.0% 17.2% 7.0% 11.7% 4.0%
1989 52,988 10,398 19.6% 14.1% 5.4% 10.0% 3.1%
1990 53,310 8,180 15.3% 10.9% 3.8% 7.4% 1.9%
1991 54,134 7,107 13.1% 9.5% 2.9% 6.0% 1.4%
1992 50,833 5,982 11.8% 8.5% 2.6% 5.0% 1.1%
1993 57,676 6,227 10.8% 8.3% 1.8% 3.9% 1.0%
1994 68,815 4,859 7.1% 4.9% 1.1% 2.8% 0.7%
1995 49,531 3,338 6.7% 4.2% 1.0% 2.8% 0.7%
1996 96,261 4,740 4.9% 1.9% 0.4% 3.1% 0.4%
1997 48,811 1,754 3.6% 1.3% 0.3% 2.5% 0.3%
1998 106,331 2,053 1.9% 0.5% 0.1% 1.4% 0.2%
1999 33,060 386 1.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1%
2000 18,782 219 1.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.9% 0.1%
2001 20,014 194 1.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1%
2002 4,561 58 1.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% 0.1%
2003 67 2 3.0%     3.0%  
Total 948,199 121,774 12.8% 9.1% 3.6% 6.7% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,790 911 50.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 454 180 39.6%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,090
d. Hardship Extensions 116
e. Waivers Granted 127
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,845 2,664 2,123 53 5
GSGR 1,423 969 436 18  
GPC 652 119 472 61  
CAP 270 210 60    
TST 714 686 24 1 3
Gov 206 113 93    
Bus 45 18 26 1  
REF 35 20 15    
Oth 231 33 186 11 1
Total 8,421 4,832 3,435 145 9
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,008
EB 3,317
TOTAL 11,325
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,655 $45.23 $98
GSGR 1,048 $44.88 $96
GPC 129 $51.10 $96
CAP 247 $43.15 $98
TST 809 $47.41 $80
Other 75 $43.88 $68
TOTAL 4,963 $45.54 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 60,084 25,175 17,288 8,395 6,358 2,868 $132.58
 
b.Enhanced 34,376 14,156 9,606 4,868 3,970 1,776 $138.01
c.Non-Enh. 24,093 10,240 7,271 3,338 2,230 1,014 $125.33
 
d.GSGR 11,260 5,231 3,117 1,428 1,081 403 $117.75
e.GPC 2,149 758 594 371 261 165 $165.22
f.CAP** 5,118 1,698 1,179 765 950 526 $192.07
g.REG 35,126 16,402 10,511 4,380 2,722 1,111 $110.82
h.Other 6,431 1,086 1,887 1,451 1,344 663 $219.12
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,647 $ 316
  * 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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