Executive Summary Report November 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 904,732 133,508 14.8%
b. 1st Tests: 759,353 100,992 13.3%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 735,373  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 633,976 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 101,397 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 26,904 3.5%
b. All Tailpipe: 70,171 9.2%
c. All Visual: 18,055 2.4%
d. All Functional: 54,214 7.1%
e. Overall: 100,992 13.3%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 527,324 82,648 15.7% 21,892 4.2%
b. Basic 225,021 17,715 7.9% 4,790 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,008 629 9.0% 222 3.2%
e. Total 759,353 100,992 13.3% 26,904 3.5%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 337,319 32,141 9.5% 8,377 2.5%
b. GSGR 108,349 10,918 10.1% 2,642 2.4%
c. GPC 36,473 2,101 5.8% 558 1.5%
d. CAP 29,172 4,223 14.5% 1,061 3.6%
e. TST 244,176 51,000 20.9% 14,106 5.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,699 198 7.3% 55 2.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 201 4 2.0% 1 0.5%
i. Referee 964 407 42.2% 104 10.8%
k. Total 759,353 100,992 13.3% 26,904 3.5%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 244,176 243,184
a. Directed Vehicles 158,818 158,061
* 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 2,115 581 27.5% 16.5% 8.7% 18.1% 12.0%
1975 1,981 598 30.2% 21.7% 9.8% 17.3% 9.9%
1976 2,668 792 29.7% 20.7% 9.5% 17.8% 11.2%
1977 4,076 1,160 28.5% 18.6% 8.4% 18.3% 11.3%
1978 4,763 1,453 30.5% 20.5% 9.8% 19.1% 12.4%
1979 5,916 1,895 32.0% 22.8% 10.8% 20.1% 12.1%
1980 3,980 1,292 32.5% 23.7% 13.5% 20.5% 11.6%
1981 4,548 1,510 33.2% 26.3% 12.6% 20.0% 11.1%
1982 6,026 2,052 34.1% 27.1% 13.6% 19.3% 10.2%
1983 7,528 2,458 32.7% 25.4% 12.1% 18.5% 10.0%
1984 15,030 4,999 33.3% 26.3% 13.2% 18.8% 9.4%
1985 19,317 6,145 31.8% 25.2% 12.6% 18.0% 7.5%
1986 26,067 7,404 28.4% 21.5% 10.2% 16.2% 6.2%
1987 32,082 9,054 28.2% 22.0% 9.5% 14.8% 5.2%
1988 33,239 8,312 25.0% 18.8% 7.5% 13.0% 4.2%
1989 41,256 8,689 21.1% 14.8% 5.5% 11.0% 3.3%
1990 40,564 6,986 17.2% 12.2% 4.2% 8.5% 2.2%
1991 44,952 6,600 14.7% 10.5% 3.4% 6.9% 1.5%
1992 38,817 5,201 13.4% 9.7% 2.9% 6.0% 1.3%
1993 44,273 5,775 13.0% 9.9% 2.2% 5.1% 1.1%
1994 49,813 4,449 8.9% 6.3% 1.3% 3.6% 1.0%
1995 42,308 3,171 7.5% 4.7% 1.1% 3.3% 1.0%
1996 64,500 4,523 7.0% 2.6% 0.5% 4.8% 0.6%
1997 37,025 1,881 5.1% 1.7% 0.4% 3.6% 0.4%
1998 83,343 2,507 3.0% 0.8% 0.2% 2.2% 0.3%
1999 36,214 644 1.8% 0.4% 0.1% 1.3% 0.2%
2000 21,873 396 1.8% 0.3% 0.1% 1.4% 0.1%
2001 16,427 245 1.5% 0.2% 0.0% 1.2% 0.1%
2002 13,197 144 1.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.8% 0.1%
2003 1,483 26 1.8% 0.1%   1.6% 0.1%
Total 745,381 100,942 13.5% 9.4% 3.6% 7.3% 2.4%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,692 803 47.5%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 351 143 40.7%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,046
d. Hardship Extensions 83
e. Waivers Granted 93
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,634 2,624 1,810 54  
GSGR 1,377 941 367 18  
GPC 558 92 404 56  
CAP 356 278 66    
TST 939 911 17 1  
Gov 193 103 84    
Bus 36 17 16 1  
REF 36 22 13    
Oth 167 16 140 10 1
Total 8,296 5,004 2,917 140 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,401
EB 2,749
TOTAL 11,150
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,622 $46.79 $98
GSGR 977 $46.28 $97
GPC 103 $53.17 $98
CAP 315 $45.47 $85
TST 1,057 $47.75 $80
Other 81 $44.25 $87
TOTAL 5,155 $46.90 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 40,330 15,698 11,691 5,975 4,747 2,219 $142.85
 
b.Enhanced 23,558 8,775 6,683 3,650 3,058 1,392 $149.84
c.Non-Enh. 15,278 6,326 4,582 2,125 1,511 734 $131.77
 
d.GSGR 6,549 2,790 1,831 887 722 319 $133.19
e.GPC 1,378 457 369 251 180 121 $174.34
f.CAP** 5,167 1,738 1,339 771 887 432 $177.13
g.REG 22,314 9,867 6,752 2,943 1,909 843 $118.80
h.Other 4,922 846 1,400 1,123 1,049 504 $219.92
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
1,885 $ 308
  * 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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