Executive Summary Report September 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 993,363 144,718 14.6%
b. 1st Tests: 833,099 108,753 13.1%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 811,267  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 699,690 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 111,577 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 30,198 3.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 76,591 9.2%
c. All Visual: 19,567 2.3%
d. All Functional: 57,568 6.9%
e. Overall: 108,753 13.1%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 565,182 87,522 15.5% 24,299 4.3%
b. Basic 259,682 20,404 7.9% 5,610 2.2%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,066 802 9.9% 281 3.5%
e. Unknown 169 25 14.8% 8 4.7%
d. Total 833,099 108,753 13.1% 30,198 3.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 385,101 35,965 9.3% 9,614 2.5%
b. GSGR 127,101 12,513 9.8% 3,137 2.5%
c. GPC 42,729 2,329 5.5% 691 1.6%
d. CAP 32,952 4,663 14.2% 1,268 3.8%
e. TST 241,592 52,605 21.8% 15,340 6.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,344 203 8.7% 37 1.6%
h. Bus.Fl. 228 10 4.4% 1 0.4%
i. Referee 1,052 465 44.2% 110 10.5%
k. Total 833,099 108,753 13.1% 30,198 3.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 241,592 242,010
a. Directed Vehicles 149,579 149,680
* 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 2,810 731 26.0% 16.7% 8.1% 15.3% 10.8%
1975 2,038 628 30.8% 22.5% 11.5% 17.4% 11.1%
1976 2,861 874 30.5% 21.4% 9.6% 19.2% 12.3%
1977 4,668 1,430 30.6% 21.2% 10.1% 19.0% 11.7%
1978 5,297 1,615 30.5% 21.4% 9.8% 18.6% 11.5%
1979 6,319 2,085 33.0% 24.2% 12.1% 19.9% 12.2%
1980 4,209 1,394 33.1% 24.8% 13.0% 20.6% 11.3%
1981 5,118 1,790 35.0% 28.0% 14.4% 20.7% 11.0%
1982 6,579 2,187 33.2% 26.2% 12.5% 19.1% 9.6%
1983 8,794 3,057 34.8% 26.9% 13.2% 20.4% 10.4%
1984 15,975 5,374 33.6% 26.8% 13.8% 19.4% 9.0%
1985 21,952 6,941 31.6% 24.9% 12.3% 17.7% 7.7%
1986 31,593 9,131 28.9% 21.9% 10.2% 16.2% 6.1%
1987 33,808 9,503 28.1% 22.1% 9.7% 14.4% 5.2%
1988 37,631 9,144 24.3% 18.4% 7.6% 12.5% 3.9%
1989 46,277 9,363 20.2% 14.4% 5.4% 10.5% 3.1%
1990 44,109 7,497 17.0% 12.2% 4.3% 8.2% 2.0%
1991 49,342 7,001 14.2% 10.1% 3.3% 6.6% 1.5%
1992 43,553 5,336 12.3% 8.8% 2.8% 5.3% 1.3%
1993 47,409 5,772 12.2% 9.1% 2.2% 4.8% 1.1%
1994 58,565 4,684 8.0% 5.5% 1.2% 3.3% 0.9%
1995 43,915 3,228 7.4% 4.6% 1.1% 3.1% 0.9%
1996 71,970 4,435 6.2% 2.4% 0.4% 4.0% 0.5%
1997 39,092 1,772 4.5% 1.5% 0.3% 3.2% 0.4%
1998 100,056 2,561 2.6% 0.7% 0.2% 1.8% 0.2%
1999 29,802 440 1.5% 0.5% 0.1% 1.0% 0.1%
2000 20,763 322 1.6% 0.3% 0.1% 1.2% 0.1%
2001 18,628 255 1.4% 0.2% 0.1% 1.1% 0.1%
2002 13,248 129 1.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1%
2003 689 8 1.2%     1.2%  
Total 817,070 108,687 13.3% 9.4% 3.7% 7.0% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,018 993 49.2%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 459 185 40.3%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,258
d. Hardship Extensions 103
e. Waivers Granted 141
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,630 2,617 1,853 56 3
GSGR 1,395 953 379 17 1
GPC 561 90 410 59  
CAP 341 272 64    
TST 880 853 21 1 1
Gov 182 106 74    
Bus 38 19 19    
REF 37 23 13    
Oth 187 18 157 10 1
Total 8,251 4,951 2,990 143 6
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,365
EB 2,870
TOTAL 11,235
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,680 $46.61 $98
GSGR 1,015 $45.56 $98
GPC 110 $50.48 $98
CAP 310 $43.68 $98
TST 982 $47.83 $90
Other 76 $38.32 $62
TOTAL 5,173 $46.42 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 45,761 18,523 12,963 6,409 5,411 2,455 $139.87
 
b.Enhanced 26,760 10,639 7,319 3,771 3,477 1,554 $145.59
c.Non-Enh. 17,205 7,096 5,165 2,412 1,725 807 $131.43
 
d.GSGR 7,766 3,523 2,092 1,013 788 350 $125.07
e.GPC 1,546 507 426 243 234 136 $180.56
f.CAP** 5,889 2,067 1,478 838 1,020 486 $171.61
g.REG 25,167 11,496 7,515 3,127 2,150 879 $115.24
h.Other 5,393 930 1,452 1,188 1,219 604 $229.84
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,241 $ 305
  * 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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