Executive Summary Report May 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,150,549 169,502 14.7%
b. 1st Tests: 965,529 126,361 13.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 936,227  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 808,908 86.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 127,319 13.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 35,157 3.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 91,315 9.5%
c. All Visual: 21,802 2.3%
d. All Functional: 63,251 6.6%
e. Overall: 126,361 13.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 653,790 102,062 15.6% 28,307 4.3%
b. Basic 301,863 23,260 7.7% 6,467 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,394 823 9.8% 326 3.9%
e. Unknown 1,482 216 14.6% 57 3.8%
d. Total 965,529 126,361 13.1% 35,157 3.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 469,915 46,603 9.9% 12,491 2.7%
b. GSGR 161,144 16,803 10.4% 4,237 2.6%
c. GPC 50,010 2,860 5.7% 834 1.7%
d. CAP 35,380 5,228 14.8% 1,407 4.0%
e. TST 243,406 54,070 22.2% 15,989 6.6%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,449 360 8.1% 69 1.6%
h. Bus.Fl. 269 7 2.6% 4 1.5%
i. Referee 956 430 45.0% 126 13.2%
k. Total 965,529 126,361 13.1% 35,157 3.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 243,406 244,053
a. Directed Vehicles 140,744 140,784
* 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 3,135 870 27.8% 18.6% 8.1% 16.6% 10.0%
1975 2,337 681 29.1% 21.7% 10.0% 17.2% 10.1%
1976 4,152 1,248 30.1% 21.1% 9.1% 18.0% 10.3%
1977 5,724 1,771 30.9% 21.1% 9.0% 18.5% 11.2%
1978 6,887 2,101 30.5% 21.6% 9.6% 18.0% 11.5%
1979 7,047 2,325 33.0% 25.2% 12.1% 19.4% 12.0%
1980 5,214 1,697 32.5% 25.1% 13.7% 19.2% 11.1%
1981 6,645 2,349 35.3% 28.4% 13.8% 19.9% 11.0%
1982 8,163 2,763 33.8% 27.2% 13.0% 18.7% 9.9%
1983 12,017 3,929 32.7% 25.4% 11.9% 18.1% 9.1%
1984 20,820 6,983 33.5% 26.8% 13.6% 18.4% 8.6%
1985 27,226 8,753 32.1% 25.7% 12.6% 17.3% 7.1%
1986 34,004 9,679 28.5% 21.9% 9.9% 15.2% 5.9%
1987 39,280 11,325 28.8% 22.9% 9.9% 14.0% 4.9%
1988 43,896 10,690 24.4% 18.6% 7.5% 11.9% 4.0%
1989 50,696 10,252 20.2% 14.8% 5.6% 9.7% 2.9%
1990 51,994 8,534 16.4% 11.9% 4.1% 7.6% 1.9%
1991 54,558 7,653 14.0% 10.2% 3.3% 6.0% 1.4%
1992 50,985 5,970 11.7% 8.6% 2.7% 4.8% 1.1%
1993 57,297 6,641 11.6% 9.0% 1.9% 3.9% 1.0%
1994 72,417 5,409 7.5% 5.3% 1.1% 2.8% 0.7%
1995 47,914 3,551 7.4% 4.8% 1.1% 3.1% 0.7%
1996 98,968 5,485 5.5% 2.3% 0.4% 3.5% 0.4%
1997 46,608 1,960 4.2% 1.8% 0.4% 2.7% 0.3%
1998 110,807 2,571 2.3% 0.8% 0.1% 1.5% 0.2%
1999 35,756 498 1.4% 0.5% 0.1% 0.9% 0.1%
2000 20,716 316 1.5% 0.5% 0.1% 1.0% 0.1%
2001 19,549 219 1.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.9% 0.1%
2002 6,333 73 1.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.9% 0.1%
2003 165 6 3.6%     3.6%  
Total 951,310 126,302 13.3% 9.6% 3.7% 6.6% 2.3%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,903 1,011 53.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 453 190 41.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,131
d. Hardship Extensions 140
e. Waivers Granted 123
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,776 2,698 1,921 53 6
GSGR 1,437 993 390 19  
GPC 576 111 403 61  
CAP 306 246 59    
TST 772 748 18 1 2
Gov 196 110 84    
Bus 44 21 23    
REF 35 21 13    
Oth 213 35 169 8 1
Total 8,355 4,983 3,080 142 9
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,154
EB 3,045
TOTAL 11,199
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,726 $45.63 $98
GSGR 1,063 $45.40 $97
GPC 125 $50.84 $96
CAP 269 $43.78 $98
TST 895 $47.46 $80
Other 65 $39.88 $68
TOTAL 5,143 $45.86 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 57,099 23,580 16,099 8,193 6,345 2,882 $135.40
 
b.Enhanced 34,602 14,150 9,454 5,039 4,073 1,886 $139.40
c.Non-Enh. 20,422 8,513 6,048 2,885 2,089 887 $128.93
 
d.GSGR 10,341 4,739 2,765 1,353 1,055 429 $123.44
e.GPC 1,989 681 555 288 304 161 $173.22
f.CAP** 6,135 2,171 1,450 955 1,000 559 $176.00
g.REG 32,585 14,947 9,665 4,203 2,667 1,103 $113.08
h.Other 6,049 1,042 1,664 1,394 1,319 630 $222.48
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,208 $ 306
  * 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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