Executive Summary Report April 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,139,235 164,912 14.5%
b. 1st Tests: 957,579 124,070 13.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 929,183  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 802,974 86.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 126,209 13.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 35,056 3.7%
b. All Tailpipe: 88,371 9.2%
c. All Visual: 22,934 2.4%
d. All Functional: 63,987 6.7%
e. Overall: 124,070 13.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 617,617 95,228 15.4% 26,848 4.3%
b. Basic 329,268 27,638 8.4% 7,817 2.4%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,508 874 10.3% 295 3.5%
e. Unknown 2,186 330 15.1% 96 4.4%
d. Total 957,579 124,070 13.0% 35,056 3.7%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 472,644 46,394 9.8% 12,783 2.7%
b. GSGR 158,873 16,689 10.5% 4,216 2.7%
c. GPC 52,335 2,872 5.5% 800 1.5%
d. CAP 32,901 4,968 15.1% 1,289 3.9%
e. TST 234,936 52,339 22.3% 15,778 6.7%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,514 318 7.0% 60 1.3%
h. Bus.Fl. 345 6 1.7%    
i. Referee 1,031 484 46.9% 130 12.6%
k. Total 957,579 124,070 13.0% 35,056 3.7%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 234,936 235,938
a. Directed Vehicles 137,594 137,552
* 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 3,289 895 27.2% 17.1% 7.8% 17.3% 10.1%
1975 2,527 793 31.4% 23.7% 10.6% 17.8% 10.6%
1976 4,238 1,234 29.1% 20.2% 8.6% 17.5% 10.5%
1977 5,928 1,754 29.6% 20.4% 9.1% 18.2% 10.4%
1978 7,195 2,129 29.6% 20.1% 9.5% 17.9% 11.0%
1979 7,588 2,405 31.7% 23.6% 10.9% 19.0% 11.5%
1980 5,381 1,682 31.3% 23.5% 12.9% 18.8% 11.7%
1981 6,749 2,274 33.7% 26.8% 13.6% 19.4% 11.2%
1982 8,437 2,867 34.0% 26.3% 13.4% 19.4% 10.8%
1983 12,161 3,945 32.4% 25.0% 12.1% 18.1% 9.5%
1984 21,092 6,975 33.1% 26.3% 13.4% 18.4% 8.9%
1985 27,978 8,759 31.3% 25.0% 12.5% 17.0% 7.5%
1986 35,002 9,739 27.8% 20.9% 9.6% 15.3% 6.1%
1987 40,413 11,084 27.4% 21.5% 9.5% 13.8% 5.2%
1988 44,760 10,711 23.9% 17.9% 7.2% 12.1% 4.1%
1989 52,735 10,504 19.9% 14.4% 5.6% 10.0% 3.0%
1990 53,101 8,315 15.7% 11.2% 3.9% 7.5% 1.9%
1991 53,937 7,306 13.5% 9.8% 3.3% 6.0% 1.4%
1992 50,392 5,819 11.5% 8.4% 2.7% 4.7% 1.1%
1993 56,932 6,195 10.9% 8.3% 1.9% 3.9% 0.9%
1994 70,675 5,070 7.2% 4.9% 1.0% 2.8% 0.7%
1995 48,197 3,364 7.0% 4.5% 1.0% 2.8% 0.7%
1996 94,135 5,044 5.4% 2.1% 0.4% 3.5% 0.4%
1997 47,075 1,864 4.0% 1.5% 0.4% 2.6% 0.3%
1998 105,544 2,283 2.2% 0.6% 0.1% 1.6% 0.2%
1999 34,784 452 1.3% 0.5% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1%
2000 19,798 319 1.6% 0.4% 0.1% 1.2% 0.1%
2001 18,117 184 1.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.8% 0.1%
2002 5,010 48 1.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8% 0.1%
2003 85 6 7.1%     7.1%  
Total 943,255 124,019 13.1% 9.4% 3.7% 6.8% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,953 1,032 52.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 441 194 44.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,106
d. Hardship Extensions 130
e. Waivers Granted 89
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,954 2,638 2,256 55 5
GSGR 1,410 962 430 18  
GPC 642 107 474 61  
CAP 284 223 61    
TST 738 707 26 1 4
Gov 204 108 95 1  
Bus 47 18 28 1  
REF 35 20 15    
Oth 202 24 169 8 1
Total 8,516 4,807 3,554 145 10
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,103
EB 3,268
TOTAL 11,371
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,713 $44.85 $98
GSGR 1,039 $44.25 $97
GPC 143 $49.27 $98
CAP 260 $42.85 $98
TST 824 $47.67 $90
Other 71 $37.79 $60
TOTAL 5,050 $45.11 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 59,007 24,812 16,940 8,078 6,302 2,875 $132.60
 
b.Enhanced 33,195 13,787 9,152 4,633 3,847 1,776 $138.81
c.Non-Enh. 23,625 9,995 7,216 3,153 2,249 1,012 $125.05
 
d.GSGR 10,697 4,913 2,957 1,381 1,040 406 $119.11
e.GPC 1,976 690 565 284 276 161 $172.20
f.CAP** 5,690 1,996 1,377 809 960 548 $183.19
g.REG 34,471 16,196 10,285 4,190 2,707 1,093 $109.50
h.Other 6,173 1,017 1,756 1,414 1,319 667 $225.71
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,639 $ 319
  * 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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