Executive Summary Report July 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,171,630 186,846 15.9%
b. 1st Tests: 971,032 135,637 14.0%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 939,883  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 806,546 85.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 133,337 14.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 36,624 3.8%
b. All Tailpipe: 99,554 10.3%
c. All Visual: 21,503 2.2%
d. All Functional: 62,809 6.5%
e. Overall: 135,637 14.0%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 656,489 111,032 16.9% 29,744 4.5%
b. Basic 304,754 23,557 7.7% 6,512 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,417 835 9.9% 301 3.6%
e. Unknown 1,372 213 15.5% 67 4.9%
d. Total 971,032 135,637 14.0% 36,624 3.8%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 460,923 47,713 10.4% 12,746 2.8%
b. GSGR 155,926 16,492 10.6% 4,155 2.7%
c. GPC 48,925 2,768 5.7% 795 1.6%
d. CAP 36,832 5,456 14.8% 1,405 3.8%
e. TST 264,382 62,480 23.6% 17,380 6.6%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,756 234 8.5% 33 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 228 14 6.1% 1 0.4%
i. Referee 1,060 480 45.3% 109 10.3%
k. Total 971,032 135,637 14.0% 36,624 3.8%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 264,382 262,576
a. Directed Vehicles 159,696 157,532
* 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 3,012 881 29.2% 19.8% 8.0% 17.0% 11.2%
1975 2,292 700 30.5% 22.4% 10.3% 17.3% 10.3%
1976 3,805 1,172 30.8% 22.2% 9.2% 17.1% 10.6%
1977 5,564 1,708 30.7% 21.2% 9.3% 17.3% 9.7%
1978 6,645 2,045 30.8% 21.6% 9.2% 16.8% 10.1%
1979 6,878 2,425 35.3% 26.5% 12.3% 19.6% 11.7%
1980 5,103 1,682 33.0% 25.5% 12.9% 17.5% 11.1%
1981 6,376 2,311 36.2% 28.8% 13.9% 18.9% 10.5%
1982 7,595 2,790 36.7% 29.5% 13.5% 19.4% 10.5%
1983 11,598 3,991 34.4% 27.3% 12.4% 17.9% 9.4%
1984 19,762 7,105 36.0% 29.5% 14.5% 18.0% 8.4%
1985 26,397 8,907 33.7% 27.7% 13.0% 16.7% 7.1%
1986 34,544 10,308 29.8% 23.2% 10.0% 14.8% 5.8%
1987 38,780 11,525 29.7% 23.7% 10.1% 13.5% 4.9%
1988 44,480 11,512 25.9% 20.0% 7.9% 11.8% 3.8%
1989 52,085 11,151 21.4% 15.8% 5.6% 9.7% 2.8%
1990 52,979 9,309 17.6% 13.2% 4.4% 7.3% 1.9%
1991 56,144 8,681 15.5% 11.5% 3.6% 6.2% 1.3%
1992 51,151 6,783 13.3% 9.9% 3.0% 4.9% 1.1%
1993 58,405 7,473 12.8% 10.0% 2.2% 4.0% 1.1%
1994 75,268 6,169 8.2% 5.9% 1.2% 2.9% 0.8%
1995 49,237 3,968 8.1% 5.4% 1.2% 3.1% 0.7%
1996 93,862 5,962 6.4% 2.9% 0.5% 3.7% 0.4%
1997 46,280 2,374 5.1% 2.3% 0.5% 3.0% 0.3%
1998 113,855 3,257 2.9% 1.2% 0.2% 1.7% 0.2%
1999 34,955 611 1.7% 0.8% 0.1% 0.9% 0.1%
2000 21,464 378 1.8% 0.7% 0.1% 1.1% 0.1%
2001 19,035 280 1.5% 0.4% 0.1% 1.0% 0.1%
2002 8,627 121 1.4% 0.6% 0.2% 0.9% 0.1%
2003 347 6 1.7% 0.3%   1.4%  
Total 956,525 135,585 14.2% 10.4% 3.8% 6.6% 2.2%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,074 1,059 51.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 472 196 41.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,215
d. Hardship Extensions 86
e. Waivers Granted 147
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,716 2,653 1,894 58 5
GSGR 1,411 952 397 16  
GPC 562 94 405 60  
CAP 327 265 59    
TST 818 794 19 1 1
Gov 194 108 83    
Bus 45 20 25    
REF 36 22 13    
Oth 221 31 181 8 1
Total 8,330 4,939 3,076 143 7
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,285
EB 2,964
TOTAL 11,249
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,823 $45.55 $98
GSGR 1,058 $45.61 $98
GPC 113 $49.56 $90
CAP 312 $43.88 $98
TST 960 $47.55 $80
Other 70 $32.52 $87
TOTAL 5,336 $45.74 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 54,653 21,949 15,689 7,857 6,261 2,897 $139.55
 
b.Enhanced 32,887 12,866 9,136 4,882 4,085 1,918 $146.47
c.Non-Enh. 19,815 8,227 6,025 2,696 1,983 884 $129.16
 
d.GSGR 9,666 4,399 2,640 1,275 931 421 $122.86
e.GPC 1,783 645 468 287 247 136 $167.56
f.CAP** 6,054 2,068 1,480 935 1,042 529 $178.15
g.REG 31,044 13,846 9,376 3,991 2,682 1,149 $118.66
h.Other 6,106 991 1,725 1,369 1,359 662 $225.72
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,484 $ 307
  * 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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