Executive Summary Report February 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,047,287 158,707 15.2%
b. 1st Tests: 878,337 118,703 13.5%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 849,435  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 733,263 86.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 116,172 13.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,004 3.3%
b. All Tailpipe: 81,958 9.3%
c. All Visual: 19,195 2.2%
d. All Functional: 63,349 7.2%
e. Overall: 118,703 13.5%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 612,169 98,073 16.0% 23,547 3.8%
b. Basic 258,415 19,918 7.7% 5,210 2.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,749 712 9.2% 247 3.2%
e. Unknown 4        
d. Total 878,337 118,703 13.5% 29,004 3.3%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 385,885 37,454 9.7% 8,627 2.2%
b. GSGR 122,189 12,335 10.1% 2,680 2.2%
c. GPC 41,714 2,112 5.1% 577 1.4%
d. CAP 38,304 5,533 14.4% 1,315 3.4%
e. TST 284,428 60,549 21.3% 15,652 5.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,511 325 7.2% 36 0.8%
h. Bus.Fl. 410 29 7.1% 5 1.2%
i. Referee 896 366 40.8% 112 12.5%
k. Total 878,337 118,703 13.5% 29,004 3.3%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 284,428 281,079
a. Directed Vehicles 171,158 169,459
* 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 475 96 20.2% 12.0% 7.4% 10.5% 8.6%
1975 2,017 618 30.6% 22.3% 10.6% 17.2% 9.8%
1976 2,932 871 29.7% 20.9% 9.7% 17.4% 11.3%
1977 4,421 1,327 30.0% 20.4% 9.4% 18.7% 11.3%
1978 5,107 1,548 30.3% 20.4% 9.5% 19.7% 11.7%
1979 5,907 1,876 31.8% 23.3% 10.6% 19.3% 11.1%
1980 4,178 1,320 31.6% 23.5% 12.9% 20.5% 11.8%
1981 4,974 1,672 33.6% 26.3% 12.6% 20.4% 11.0%
1982 6,151 2,106 34.2% 26.2% 12.6% 20.3% 10.8%
1983 8,435 2,779 32.9% 26.1% 12.5% 18.9% 9.7%
1984 15,411 5,064 32.9% 25.8% 12.9% 19.0% 8.9%
1985 20,742 6,771 32.6% 25.9% 12.4% 18.5% 7.8%
1986 26,486 7,700 29.1% 21.6% 9.9% 16.5% 6.2%
1987 30,997 9,155 29.5% 23.4% 9.4% 15.2% 5.2%
1988 34,648 9,160 26.4% 20.4% 7.8% 13.4% 4.3%
1989 42,396 9,496 22.4% 16.5% 5.8% 11.7% 3.2%
1990 44,166 8,366 18.9% 14.2% 4.5% 8.9% 2.3%
1991 44,847 7,511 16.7% 12.4% 3.8% 7.6% 1.8%
1992 43,071 6,250 14.5% 10.6% 3.1% 6.2% 1.4%
1993 47,017 7,036 15.0% 11.8% 2.4% 5.5% 1.2%
1994 53,065 5,528 10.4% 7.7% 1.5% 4.0% 1.2%
1995 75,787 5,960 7.9% 5.4% 1.1% 3.0% 0.9%
1996 37,473 3,905 10.4% 4.5% 0.7% 7.0% 0.8%
1997 83,294 5,098 6.1% 2.1% 0.4% 4.4% 0.4%
1998 46,025 2,404 5.2% 1.4% 0.3% 4.0% 0.3%
1999 103,060 3,065 3.0% 0.6% 0.1% 2.3% 0.2%
2000 27,736 976 3.5% 0.5% 0.1% 3.1% 0.1%
2001 18,484 581 3.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.9% 0.1%
2002 17,947 327 1.8% 0.1% 0.0% 1.7% 0.0%
2003 3,567 68 1.9% 0.4% 0.1% 1.5% 0.0%
2004 3            
Total 860,819 118,634 13.8% 9.5% 3.4% 7.4% 2.2%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,662 795 47.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 343 141 41.1%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,065
d. Hardship Extensions 84
e. Waivers Granted 110
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 February
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,485 2,553 1,751 52 1
GSGR 1,335 904 365 18  
GPC 545 91 395 56  
CAP 386 298 73    
TST 1,009 978 19 1  
Gov 188 109 76    
Bus 40 21 18    
REF 37 22 13    
Oth 174 21 144 7 1
Total 8,199 4,997 2,854 134 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,533
EB 2,543
TOTAL 11,076
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,628 $47.20 $98
GSGR 957 $46.11 $98
GPC 106 $51.62 $97
CAP 338 $46.26 $90
TST 1,137 $47.39 $85
Other 80 $40.80 $85
TOTAL 5,246 $46.97 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 43,741 16,764 12,483 6,605 5,350 2,539 $146.45
 
b.Enhanced 25,823 9,357 7,310 4,060 3,397 1,699 $155.48
c.Non-Enh. 16,298 6,774 4,710 2,310 1,756 748 $132.14
 
d.GSGR 6,848 3,040 1,796 956 735 321 $129.85
e.GPC 1,460 444 412 264 215 125 $182.99
f.CAP** 6,274 2,032 1,711 998 1,032 501 $173.56
g.REG 23,883 10,473 7,159 3,138 2,160 953 $121.67
h.Other 5,276 775 1,405 1,249 1,208 639 $237.84
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,115 $ 314
  * 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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