Executive Summary Report December 2002
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 882,531 130,596 14.8%
b. 1st Tests: 743,562 98,490 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 714,660  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 618,839 86.6%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 95,821 13.4%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 25,612 3.4%
b. All Tailpipe: 69,072 9.3%
c. All Visual: 16,981 2.3%
d. All Functional: 52,165 7.0%
e. Overall: 98,490 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 519,716 81,485 15.7% 20,944 4.0%
b. Basic 217,668 16,493 7.6% 4,495 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,178 512 8.3% 173 2.8%
e. Total 743,562 98,490 13.2% 25,612 3.4%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 325,632 30,068 9.2% 7,569 2.3%
b. GSGR 104,707 10,252 9.8% 2,448 2.3%
c. GPC 35,442 1,781 5.0% 492 1.4%
d. CAP 29,309 4,174 14.2% 1,086 3.7%
e. TST 243,916 51,552 21.1% 13,852 5.7%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,420 258 7.5% 58 1.7%
h. Bus.Fl. 199 13 6.5% 2 1.0%
i. Referee 937 392 41.8% 105 11.2%
k. Total 743,562 98,490 13.2% 25,612 3.4%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 243,916 240,005
a. Directed Vehicles 156,219 153,814
* 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 1,493 368 24.6% 15.7% 8.0% 16.0% 9.2%
1975 1,899 561 29.5% 20.7% 9.8% 18.6% 10.8%
1976 2,602 762 29.3% 20.6% 8.7% 17.5% 10.8%
1977 3,773 1,086 28.8% 18.8% 8.4% 18.2% 10.7%
1978 4,318 1,323 30.6% 21.0% 9.8% 18.3% 11.6%
1979 5,293 1,619 30.6% 22.7% 10.6% 18.1% 10.8%
1980 3,860 1,274 33.0% 24.7% 12.6% 19.8% 11.3%
1981 4,227 1,434 33.9% 26.4% 13.4% 20.2% 12.2%
1982 5,453 1,793 32.9% 25.5% 12.3% 19.1% 10.2%
1983 7,008 2,336 33.3% 25.2% 12.2% 19.8% 10.0%
1984 13,564 4,550 33.5% 26.8% 13.4% 18.7% 8.9%
1985 18,142 5,709 31.5% 25.2% 12.4% 17.8% 7.2%
1986 23,921 6,864 28.7% 21.8% 10.0% 16.1% 6.1%
1987 30,423 8,787 28.9% 22.8% 9.3% 14.8% 5.5%
1988 31,074 8,182 26.3% 20.2% 7.9% 13.7% 4.5%
1989 37,744 8,397 22.2% 16.0% 5.9% 11.7% 3.4%
1990 38,974 7,099 18.2% 13.4% 4.3% 8.7% 2.2%
1991 41,862 6,779 16.2% 11.9% 3.7% 7.4% 1.6%
1992 36,821 5,047 13.7% 10.0% 3.0% 6.1% 1.4%
1993 42,277 5,710 13.5% 10.4% 2.3% 5.2% 1.2%
1994 49,157 4,539 9.2% 6.5% 1.4% 3.8% 1.1%
1995 48,471 3,580 7.4% 4.9% 1.0% 3.0% 0.9%
1996 55,644 4,226 7.6% 2.9% 0.5% 5.1% 0.7%
1997 46,843 2,226 4.8% 1.6% 0.4% 3.4% 0.3%
1998 70,169 2,394 3.4% 0.9% 0.2% 2.6% 0.3%
1999 50,808 928 1.8% 0.4% 0.1% 1.3% 0.1%
2000 22,362 423 1.9% 0.4% 0.1% 1.5% 0.2%
2001 15,542 231 1.5% 0.2% 0.1% 1.3% 0.1%
2002 14,348 190 1.3% 0.2% 0.1% 1.1% 0.1%
2003 1,770 33 1.9% 0.1% 0.1% 1.7% 0.1%
Total 729,842 98,450 13.5% 9.5% 3.5% 7.1% 2.3%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,774 840 47.4%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 369 133 36.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,116
d. Hardship Extensions 87
e. Waivers Granted 120
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2002 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,513 2,579 1,753 55  
GSGR 1,346 914 365 17  
GPC 556 95 400 56  
CAP 367 285 67    
TST 960 930 18 1  
Gov 194 114 79    
Bus 45 23 21    
REF 38 23 13    
Oth 168 28 133 6 1
Total 8,187 4,991 2,849 135 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,427
EB 2,693
TOTAL 11,120
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,632 $46.80 $98
GSGR 968 $46.28 $98
GPC 101 $49.35 $95
CAP 316 $44.47 $85
TST 1,082 $47.47 $80
Other 75 $42.55 $68
TOTAL 5,174 $46.69 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 37,178 14,753 10,553 5,487 4,332 2,053 $141.36
 
b.Enhanced 21,992 8,389 6,133 3,368 2,786 1,316 $148.66
c.Non-Enh. 13,789 5,767 4,078 1,925 1,377 642 $129.26
 
d.GSGR 5,857 2,600 1,586 773 627 271 $128.71
e.GPC 1,154 409 320 191 160 74 $156.07
f.CAP** 5,078 1,725 1,293 778 845 437 $174.15
g.REG 20,536 9,246 6,060 2,711 1,703 816 $118.49
h.Other 4,553 773 1,294 1,034 997 455 $220.46
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,298 $ 312
  * 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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