Executive Summary Report October 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,046,888 153,791 14.7%
b. 1st Tests: 874,790 115,659 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 851,121  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 730,682 85.8%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 120,439 14.2%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 31,866 3.6%
b. All Tailpipe: 80,048 9.2%
c. All Visual: 21,421 2.4%
d. All Functional: 62,894 7.2%
e. Overall: 115,659 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 597,602 92,931 15.6% 25,632 4.3%
b. Basic 268,454 21,827 8.1% 5,907 2.2%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,734 901 10.3% 327 3.7%
e. Total 874,790 115,659 13.2% 31,866 3.6%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 398,525 38,116 9.6% 10,103 2.5%
b. GSGR 127,429 12,647 9.9% 3,182 2.5%
c. GPC 43,605 2,460 5.6% 696 1.6%
d. CAP 33,557 5,015 14.9% 1,309 3.9%
e. TST 267,499 56,722 21.2% 16,415 6.1%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,811 207 7.4% 43 1.5%
h. Bus.Fl. 239 11 4.6% 1 0.4%
i. Referee 1,125 481 42.8% 117 10.4%
k. Total 874,790 115,659 13.2% 31,866 3.6%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 267,499 269,041
a. Directed Vehicles 172,184 173,161
* 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 2,767 743 26.9% 16.2% 7.4% 17.9% 10.2%
1975 2,162 669 30.9% 21.4% 10.4% 19.5% 11.0%
1976 2,918 881 30.2% 21.1% 9.5% 18.8% 11.9%
1977 4,950 1,496 30.2% 20.7% 9.5% 19.5% 11.4%
1978 5,621 1,733 30.8% 20.7% 10.0% 19.9% 12.5%
1979 7,041 2,179 30.9% 22.1% 10.5% 18.8% 11.6%
1980 4,579 1,506 32.9% 24.7% 13.2% 20.3% 12.0%
1981 5,406 1,787 33.1% 25.4% 13.3% 20.0% 11.5%
1982 7,268 2,408 33.1% 25.9% 12.3% 19.8% 9.9%
1983 9,036 2,957 32.7% 25.4% 12.6% 19.4% 10.3%
1984 17,852 5,911 33.1% 26.3% 13.3% 19.3% 9.2%
1985 23,382 7,400 31.6% 24.8% 12.7% 18.3% 8.0%
1986 31,230 8,979 28.8% 21.5% 9.9% 16.3% 6.3%
1987 37,026 10,287 27.8% 21.3% 9.4% 14.8% 5.3%
1988 39,480 9,823 24.9% 18.4% 7.7% 13.2% 4.3%
1989 48,459 9,990 20.6% 14.6% 5.8% 10.9% 3.3%
1990 46,487 7,706 16.6% 11.7% 4.2% 8.4% 2.2%
1991 52,201 7,445 14.3% 10.0% 3.4% 6.9% 1.4%
1992 45,150 5,725 12.7% 8.9% 3.0% 5.8% 1.3%
1993 50,437 6,323 12.5% 9.4% 2.2% 4.9% 1.3%
1994 58,319 5,083 8.7% 5.9% 1.4% 3.6% 1.0%
1995 45,697 3,470 7.6% 4.9% 1.2% 3.2% 0.9%
1996 75,094 4,932 6.6% 2.5% 0.4% 4.3% 0.6%
1997 39,870 1,996 5.0% 1.7% 0.4% 3.5% 0.4%
1998 103,713 2,902 2.8% 0.7% 0.2% 2.1% 0.3%
1999 32,030 485 1.5% 0.3% 0.1% 1.1% 0.1%
2000 23,966 364 1.5% 0.3% 0.1% 1.2% 0.1%
2001 19,892 259 1.3% 0.1% 0.0% 1.1% 0.1%
2002 14,803 149 1.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.9% 0.0%
2003 1,196 15 1.3%     1.2% 0.1%
Total 858,032 115,603 13.5% 9.3% 3.7% 7.3% 2.5%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,059 987 47.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 417 156 37.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,270
d. Hardship Extensions 97
e. Waivers Granted 115
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,649 2,604 1,884 59  
GSGR 1,384 944 377 18  
GPC 554 89 406 57  
CAP 340 270 64    
TST 915 887 22 1  
Gov 193 103 86    
Bus 43 20 22 1  
REF 37 23 13    
Oth 197 22 164 9 1
Total 8,312 4,962 3,038 145 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 8,433
EB 2,811
TOTAL 11,245
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,704 $46.55 $98
GSGR 1,009 $46.16 $98
GPC 105 $52.38 $98
CAP 306 $43.80 $85
TST 1,038 $47.39 $80
Other 83 $38.53 $68
TOTAL 5,245 $46.47 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 48,828 19,563 13,879 7,085 5,608 2,693 $140.46
 
b.Enhanced 27,953 11,018 7,666 4,172 3,432 1,665 $145.61
c.Non-Enh. 18,970 7,715 5,726 2,662 1,949 918 $132.78
 
d.GSGR 8,002 3,569 2,140 1,081 820 392 $129.93
e.GPC 1,576 499 409 292 250 126 $177.79
f.CAP** 6,153 2,108 1,607 908 992 538 $173.18
g.REG 27,362 12,458 8,065 3,459 2,340 1,040 $116.77
h.Other 5,735 929 1,658 1,345 1,206 597 $222.83
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,763 $ 311
  * 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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