Executive Summary Report June 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,116,546 171,335 15.3%
b. 1st Tests: 932,322 126,192 13.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 902,530  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 778,150 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 124,380 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 34,147 3.7%
b. All Tailpipe: 91,808 9.8%
c. All Visual: 20,885 2.2%
d. All Functional: 60,427 6.5%
e. Overall: 126,192 13.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 629,822 102,803 16.3% 27,772 4.4%
b. Basic 293,580 22,436 7.6% 6,060 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,442 760 10.2% 255 3.4%
e. Unknown 1,478 193 13.1% 60 4.1%
d. Total 932,322 126,192 13.5% 34,147 3.7%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 446,476 45,316 10.1% 12,151 2.7%
b. GSGR 152,587 15,988 10.5% 3,922 2.6%
c. GPC 46,511 2,642 5.7% 716 1.5%
d. CAP 35,425 5,296 14.9% 1,355 3.8%
e. TST 246,660 56,219 22.8% 15,828 6.4%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,511 288 8.2% 54 1.5%
h. Bus.Fl. 227 9 4.0% 2 0.9%
i. Referee 925 434 46.9% 119 12.9%
k. Total 932,322 126,192 13.5% 34,147 3.7%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 246,660 245,235
a. Directed Vehicles 146,496 144,864
* 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 2,904 800 27.5% 17.8% 8.3% 16.4% 9.5%
1975 2,218 713 32.1% 24.0% 10.5% 17.3% 10.8%
1976 3,956 1,200 30.3% 22.1% 9.5% 16.8% 10.4%
1977 5,551 1,702 30.7% 20.6% 9.1% 17.6% 10.2%
1978 6,677 2,137 32.0% 22.8% 9.8% 18.2% 11.7%
1979 6,591 2,204 33.4% 25.7% 12.2% 18.5% 11.3%
1980 5,013 1,712 34.2% 26.3% 13.4% 20.0% 11.6%
1981 6,371 2,223 34.9% 27.6% 13.5% 19.8% 11.1%
1982 7,436 2,631 35.4% 28.3% 13.4% 19.1% 9.4%
1983 11,725 3,871 33.0% 26.2% 12.3% 17.8% 9.2%
1984 19,721 6,996 35.5% 28.8% 14.1% 18.3% 8.8%
1985 25,672 8,437 32.9% 26.6% 12.4% 16.7% 7.2%
1986 32,489 9,490 29.2% 22.5% 9.6% 14.9% 5.7%
1987 37,614 10,977 29.2% 23.4% 9.9% 13.6% 5.0%
1988 43,014 10,671 24.8% 19.1% 7.4% 11.5% 3.6%
1989 48,973 10,132 20.7% 15.1% 5.6% 9.8% 2.9%
1990 50,743 8,565 16.9% 12.5% 4.3% 7.3% 1.8%
1991 53,012 7,644 14.4% 10.7% 3.3% 6.0% 1.3%
1992 49,452 6,226 12.6% 9.3% 2.8% 4.8% 1.2%
1993 56,743 6,820 12.0% 9.3% 2.0% 4.0% 1.0%
1994 72,334 5,697 7.9% 5.6% 1.1% 2.9% 0.7%
1995 46,155 3,564 7.7% 5.1% 1.2% 2.9% 0.7%
1996 96,146 5,696 5.9% 2.6% 0.5% 3.5% 0.4%
1997 44,300 2,034 4.6% 1.8% 0.4% 2.9% 0.3%
1998 109,315 2,784 2.5% 0.9% 0.1% 1.6% 0.2%
1999 32,298 519 1.6% 0.8% 0.2% 0.8% 0.1%
2000 19,058 336 1.8% 0.6% 0.1% 1.1% 0.1%
2001 17,305 241 1.4% 0.3% 0.0% 1.0% 0.1%
2002 6,410 109 1.7% 0.4% 0.2% 1.3% 0.1%
2003 233 7 3.0% 0.9%   2.6%  
Total 919,429 126,138 13.7% 10.0% 3.7% 6.6% 2.3%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,819 960 52.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 440 191 43.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,101
d. Hardship Extensions 116
e. Waivers Granted 145
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,680 2,634 1,901 52 5
GSGR 1,423 974 393 17  
GPC 567 98 407 61  
CAP 320 260 58    
TST 798 773 20 1 1
Gov 190 107 81    
Bus 40 15 25    
REF 35 21 13    
Oth 200 35 151 11 1
Total 8,253 4,917 3,049 142 7
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,211
EB 2,994
TOTAL 11,205
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,639 $45.36 $98
GSGR 994 $44.88 $97
GPC 111 $49.12 $98
CAP 285 $43.76 $98
TST 884 $47.37 $97
Other 64 $39.79 $70
TOTAL 4,977 $45.54 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 53,493 21,879 15,220 7,600 6,033 2,761 $137.36
 
b.Enhanced 32,423 13,107 8,928 4,683 3,875 1,830 $142.39
c.Non-Enh. 19,143 7,953 5,757 2,643 1,957 833 $129.06
 
d.GSGR 9,770 4,464 2,671 1,282 946 407 $121.27
e.GPC 1,825 620 513 290 254 148 $172.40
f.CAP** 5,846 2,005 1,478 852 940 571 $183.97
g.REG 30,340 13,829 9,009 3,864 2,599 1,039 $114.86
h.Other 5,712 961 1,549 1,312 1,294 596 $225.48
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,152 $ 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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