Executive Summary Report January 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,116,274 165,333 14.8%
b. 1st Tests: 940,056 123,885 13.2%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 908,146  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 787,167 86.7%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 120,979 13.3%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 30,872 3.3%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,239 9.2%
c. All Visual: 20,023 2.1%
d. All Functional: 65,640 7.0%
e. Overall: 123,885 13.2%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 655,498 102,389 15.6% 25,100 3.8%
b. Basic 276,329 20,732 7.5% 5,488 2.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,229 764 9.3% 284 3.5%
e. Total 940,056 123,885 13.2% 30,872 3.3%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 410,905 38,693 9.4% 9,122 2.2%
b. GSGR 132,229 12,792 9.7% 2,846 2.2%
c. GPC 44,447 2,219 5.0% 612 1.4%
d. CAP 40,373 5,530 13.7% 1,320 3.3%
e. TST 305,454 63,822 20.9% 16,806 5.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 5,093 370 7.3% 40 0.8%
h. Bus.Fl. 567 40 7.1% 9 1.6%
i. Referee 988 419 42.4% 117 11.8%
k. Total 940,056 123,885 13.2% 30,872 3.3%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 305,454 302,208
a. Directed Vehicles 190,129 188,351
* 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 760 212 27.9% 19.2% 8.6% 18.6% 10.8%
1975 2,133 608 28.5% 21.1% 9.3% 16.6% 9.6%
1976 3,099 946 30.5% 21.1% 9.5% 18.3% 10.0%
1977 4,438 1,288 29.0% 19.8% 8.6% 17.6% 10.5%
1978 5,456 1,631 29.9% 20.1% 9.3% 18.1% 10.9%
1979 6,305 1,977 31.4% 22.9% 10.0% 19.3% 11.9%
1980 4,652 1,500 32.2% 23.7% 12.7% 20.2% 11.6%
1981 5,306 1,767 33.3% 26.5% 13.1% 19.7% 10.7%
1982 6,352 2,114 33.3% 25.9% 11.5% 19.1% 10.0%
1983 8,658 2,848 32.9% 25.4% 12.1% 18.7% 9.4%
1984 16,663 5,551 33.3% 26.5% 13.4% 18.6% 8.9%
1985 22,242 7,044 31.7% 24.9% 12.4% 18.4% 7.5%
1986 28,124 8,091 28.8% 21.7% 10.0% 16.1% 6.0%
1987 33,329 9,705 29.1% 23.3% 9.6% 14.8% 5.1%
1988 37,634 9,759 25.9% 20.2% 7.7% 13.4% 4.2%
1989 46,504 10,342 22.2% 16.3% 5.8% 11.6% 3.2%
1990 47,776 8,945 18.7% 14.0% 4.4% 8.8% 2.2%
1991 48,811 7,872 16.1% 12.0% 3.7% 7.4% 1.6%
1992 46,047 6,606 14.3% 10.5% 3.1% 6.3% 1.4%
1993 51,319 7,304 14.2% 11.0% 2.4% 5.2% 1.3%
1994 57,166 5,663 9.9% 7.3% 1.5% 3.8% 1.0%
1995 78,401 5,769 7.4% 5.0% 1.0% 2.9% 0.8%
1996 47,501 4,505 9.5% 4.1% 0.6% 6.2% 0.6%
1997 84,395 4,568 5.4% 1.9% 0.4% 3.7% 0.4%
1998 55,439 2,640 4.8% 1.3% 0.3% 3.5% 0.3%
1999 104,609 2,730 2.6% 0.5% 0.1% 2.0% 0.2%
2000 28,163 897 3.2% 0.4% 0.1% 2.7% 0.2%
2001 19,535 518 2.7% 0.3% 0.1% 2.3% 0.1%
2002 18,626 347 1.9% 0.2% 0.0% 1.6% 0.0%
2003 3,000 60 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 0.1%
2004 2            
Total 922,445 123,807 13.4% 9.3% 3.3% 7.1% 2.2%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,836 901 49.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 361 156 43.2%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,156
d. Hardship Extensions 111
e. Waivers Granted 117
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 January
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,512 2,583 1,739 58  
GSGR 1,329 900 365 17  
GPC 540 89 395 54  
CAP 371 290 66    
TST 984 953 18 1  
Gov 196 116 77    
Bus 45 21 23    
REF 37 22 13    
Oth 185 27 149 7 1
Total 8,199 5,001 2,845 137 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,459
EB 2,611
TOTAL 11,070
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,670 $46.79 $98
GSGR 975 $46.03 $98
GPC 101 $49.81 $98
CAP 338 $43.70 $85
TST 1,112 $47.60 $88
Other 77 $34.33 $85
TOTAL 5,273 $46.50 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 45,529 17,412 12,992 6,918 5,621 2,586 $145.67
 
b.Enhanced 27,308 9,893 7,718 4,371 3,655 1,671 $152.88
c.Non-Enh. 16,535 6,823 4,833 2,306 1,772 801 $132.97
 
d.GSGR 7,235 3,175 1,973 979 777 331 $128.81
e.GPC 1,428 437 381 265 218 127 $182.99
f.CAP** 6,568 2,120 1,708 1,066 1,123 551 $177.65
g.REG 24,596 10,783 7,390 3,254 2,219 950 $120.46
h.Other 5,702 897 1,540 1,354 1,284 627 $229.62
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,398 $ 309
  * 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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