Executive Summary Report March 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,168,540 178,594 15.3%
b. 1st Tests: 978,185 133,410 13.6%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 946,463  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 815,430 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 131,033 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 32,574 3.3%
b. All Tailpipe: 92,783 9.5%
c. All Visual: 20,804 2.1%
d. All Functional: 71,013 7.3%
e. Overall: 133,410 13.6%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 685,942 110,096 16.1% 26,590 3.9%
b. Basic 283,863 22,550 7.9% 5,748 2.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,380 764 9.1% 236 2.8%
e. Total 978,185 133,410 13.6% 32,574 3.3%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 424,982 41,917 9.9% 9,608 2.3%
b. GSGR 137,667 13,928 10.1% 2,949 2.1%
c. GPC 44,145 2,233 5.1% 585 1.3%
d. CAP 43,655 6,157 14.1% 1,465 3.4%
e. TST 320,992 68,310 21.3% 17,798 5.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,971 394 7.9% 53 1.1%
h. Bus.Fl. 725 53 7.3% 9 1.2%
i. Referee 1,048 418 39.9% 107 10.2%
k. Total 978,185 133,410 13.6% 32,574 3.3%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 320,992 317,177
a. Directed Vehicles 189,348 187,101
* 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 457 106 23.2% 14.4% 5.3% 15.3% 9.2%
1975 2,080 650 31.3% 21.5% 10.2% 19.1% 10.4%
1976 3,470 1,054 30.4% 21.4% 8.7% 18.0% 9.9%
1977 4,989 1,495 30.0% 19.9% 8.9% 19.6% 11.1%
1978 5,737 1,712 29.8% 19.8% 9.3% 18.5% 10.9%
1979 6,511 2,002 30.7% 22.9% 11.0% 18.6% 10.9%
1980 4,446 1,486 33.4% 24.6% 13.0% 21.3% 11.4%
1981 5,675 1,928 34.0% 26.2% 12.2% 19.6% 10.2%
1982 7,039 2,335 33.2% 25.8% 12.7% 19.6% 10.0%
1983 9,717 3,191 32.8% 25.4% 12.2% 19.2% 9.8%
1984 17,430 5,814 33.4% 27.0% 13.3% 19.1% 8.7%
1985 22,751 7,278 32.0% 25.3% 12.6% 18.1% 7.6%
1986 29,735 8,517 28.6% 21.7% 9.6% 16.3% 5.9%
1987 34,909 10,403 29.8% 23.7% 9.5% 15.2% 5.1%
1988 39,360 10,508 26.7% 20.6% 7.8% 13.5% 4.2%
1989 47,437 10,790 22.7% 16.8% 5.9% 11.8% 3.2%
1990 49,341 9,590 19.4% 14.5% 4.7% 9.2% 2.3%
1991 50,894 8,640 17.0% 12.7% 3.8% 7.7% 1.5%
1992 48,066 6,957 14.5% 10.8% 3.1% 6.3% 1.3%
1993 53,026 8,047 15.2% 11.9% 2.4% 5.5% 1.2%
1994 55,453 6,042 10.9% 8.0% 1.5% 4.3% 1.1%
1995 85,512 6,718 7.9% 5.4% 1.1% 3.0% 0.8%
1996 36,380 3,866 10.6% 4.8% 0.7% 7.1% 0.7%
1997 96,192 5,917 6.2% 2.2% 0.4% 4.3% 0.4%
1998 49,762 2,587 5.2% 1.4% 0.2% 4.0% 0.3%
1999 121,064 3,594 3.0% 0.6% 0.1% 2.3% 0.2%
2000 29,028 1,056 3.6% 0.5% 0.1% 3.2% 0.1%
2001 19,495 618 3.2% 0.2% 0.0% 2.9% 0.1%
2002 19,597 331 1.7% 0.2% 0.1% 1.5% 0.1%
2003 4,756 106 2.2% 0.3% 0.2% 1.9% 0.0%
2004 19 2 10.5% 10.5%      
Total 960,328 133,340 13.9% 9.7% 3.4% 7.4% 2.2%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,935 930 48.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 385 150 39.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,238
d. Hardship Extensions 110
e. Waivers Granted 127
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 March
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,704 2,685 1,822 56  
GSGR 1,378 930 380 19  
GPC 548 93 395 57  
CAP 400 306 79    
TST 1,052 1,020 18 1  
Gov 199 110 83    
Bus 47 25 21    
REF 36 21 13    
Oth 183 21 152 9 1
Total 8,547 5,211 2,963 142 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,665
EB 2,536
TOTAL 11,201
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,565 $46.94 $98
GSGR 950 $46.36 $98
GPC 111 $53.36 $98
CAP 358 $46.25 $90
TST 1,207 $47.12 $85
Other 74 $43.02 $85
TOTAL 5,265 $46.91 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 48,856 18,726 13,759 7,403 6,000 2,968 $148.24
 
b.Enhanced 29,208 10,615 8,143 4,606 3,961 1,883 $154.85
c.Non-Enh. 17,959 7,424 5,160 2,535 1,863 977 $137.63
 
d.GSGR 7,898 3,450 2,088 1,092 879 389 $132.48
e.GPC 1,468 478 375 242 229 144 $187.22
f.CAP** 7,233 2,338 1,910 1,118 1,227 640 $182.57
g.REG 26,469 11,514 7,838 3,586 2,388 1,143 $124.14
h.Other 5,788 946 1,548 1,365 1,277 652 $227.13
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,716 $ 306
  * 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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