Executive Summary Report August 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,151,784 178,143 15.5%
b. 1st Tests: 953,324 128,849 13.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 929,097  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 795,872 85.7%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 133,225 14.3%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 35,256 3.7%
b. All Tailpipe: 93,210 9.8%
c. All Visual: 21,228 2.2%
d. All Functional: 62,447 6.6%
e. Overall: 128,849 13.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 647,753 104,941 16.2% 28,614 4.4%
b. Basic 295,865 22,923 7.7% 6,296 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,545 840 9.8% 306 3.6%
e. Unknown 1,161 145 12.5% 40 3.4%
d. Total 953,324 128,849 13.5% 35,256 3.7%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 446,618 44,046 9.9% 11,759 2.6%
b. GSGR 152,007 15,436 10.2% 3,804 2.5%
c. GPC 47,960 2,662 5.6% 797 1.7%
d. CAP 35,615 5,097 14.3% 1,349 3.8%
e. TST 267,116 60,909 22.8% 17,373 6.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,555 179 7.0% 29 1.1%
h. Bus.Fl. 294 10 3.4% 1 0.3%
i. Referee 1,159 510 44.0% 144 12.4%
k. Total 953,324 128,849 13.5% 35,256 3.7%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 267,116 268,549
a. Directed Vehicles 161,950 162,305
* 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 2,919 847 29.0% 19.5% 8.7% 16.8% 10.3%
1975 2,303 736 32.0% 23.2% 9.8% 18.1% 10.2%
1976 3,556 1,067 30.0% 22.2% 9.1% 16.5% 9.2%
1977 5,530 1,695 30.7% 20.7% 8.8% 18.5% 10.6%
1978 6,055 1,947 32.2% 22.4% 10.8% 19.3% 11.7%
1979 7,176 2,343 32.7% 25.0% 11.8% 18.2% 11.0%
1980 4,915 1,596 32.5% 24.3% 12.8% 18.9% 10.5%
1981 6,092 2,063 33.9% 27.1% 13.3% 18.5% 10.1%
1982 7,397 2,602 35.2% 28.5% 13.5% 19.0% 9.8%
1983 10,506 3,513 33.4% 26.0% 12.3% 18.4% 9.4%
1984 19,205 6,655 34.7% 28.2% 13.8% 18.3% 8.7%
1985 25,166 8,302 33.0% 26.5% 13.1% 16.9% 7.0%
1986 35,328 10,366 29.3% 22.6% 10.2% 15.4% 5.7%
1987 38,771 11,476 29.6% 23.5% 10.0% 13.6% 5.2%
1988 43,424 10,868 25.0% 19.3% 7.7% 11.7% 3.9%
1989 51,739 10,641 20.6% 15.0% 5.5% 9.8% 2.8%
1990 50,974 9,055 17.8% 13.0% 4.5% 7.9% 2.0%
1991 53,947 8,027 14.9% 11.0% 3.6% 6.3% 1.5%
1992 49,737 6,377 12.8% 9.5% 2.8% 4.9% 1.1%
1993 55,811 6,988 12.5% 9.8% 2.2% 4.2% 1.0%
1994 70,885 5,769 8.1% 5.6% 1.2% 3.1% 0.8%
1995 49,004 3,839 7.8% 5.1% 1.2% 3.1% 0.9%
1996 86,184 5,327 6.2% 2.6% 0.5% 3.8% 0.5%
1997 46,244 2,155 4.7% 2.0% 0.4% 2.9% 0.4%
1998 114,889 3,112 2.7% 0.9% 0.2% 1.7% 0.2%
1999 35,407 574 1.6% 0.7% 0.1% 0.9% 0.1%
2000 22,450 430 1.9% 0.7% 0.1% 1.2% 0.1%
2001 19,198 268 1.4% 0.3% 0.0% 1.0% 0.1%
2002 12,060 137 1.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.9% 0.0%
2003 481 9 1.9% 0.2%   1.7%  
Total 937,353 128,784 13.7% 9.9% 3.8% 6.7% 2.3%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,199 1,116 50.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 499 200 40.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,306
d. Hardship Extensions 108
e. Waivers Granted 146
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,697 2,642 1,892 58 4
GSGR 1,414 955 393 17 1
GPC 562 92 408 59  
CAP 328 264 60    
TST 852 828 19 1 1
Gov 192 110 80    
Bus 44 20 24    
REF 37 23 13    
Oth 225 30 179 14 1
Total 8,351 4,964 3,068 149 7
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,376
EB 2,912
TOTAL 11,288
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,684 $45.75 $98
GSGR 1,039 $46.07 $98
GPC 103 $51.24 $98
CAP 302 $44.14 $98
TST 983 $47.77 $80
Other 71 $44.93 $80
TOTAL 5,182 $46.20 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 54,090 21,742 15,287 7,803 6,360 2,898 $140.73
 
b.Enhanced 32,355 12,755 8,836 4,775 4,079 1,910 $147.27
c.Non-Enh. 19,675 8,099 5,892 2,746 2,052 886 $130.65
 
d.GSGR 9,496 4,364 2,563 1,210 972 387 $122.48
e.GPC 1,689 570 471 279 249 120 $170.50
f.CAP** 6,783 2,294 1,691 1,018 1,164 616 $180.40
g.REG 29,839 13,540 8,831 3,830 2,578 1,060 $116.34
h.Other 6,283 974 1,731 1,466 1,397 715 $233.32
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,564 $ 304
  * 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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