Executive Summary Report April 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,112,695 172,946 15.5%
b. 1st Tests: 926,289 128,170 13.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 898,953  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 770,792 85.7%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 128,161 14.3%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 30,726 3.3%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,931 9.4%
c. All Visual: 19,816 2.1%
d. All Functional: 70,210 7.6%
e. Overall: 128,170 13.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 656,242 106,483 16.2% 25,073 3.8%
b. Basic 262,165 20,972 8.0% 5,402 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,882 715 9.1% 251 3.2%
e. Total 926,289 128,170 13.8% 30,726 3.3%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 402,575 40,991 10.2% 8,837 2.2%
b. GSGR 129,382 13,539 10.5% 2,826 2.2%
c. GPC 40,949 2,132 5.2% 616 1.5%
d. CAP 43,096 6,216 14.4% 1,458 3.4%
e. TST 304,067 64,428 21.2% 16,789 5.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 4,359 393 9.0% 60 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 853 55 6.4% 13 1.5%
i. Referee 1,008 416 41.3% 127 12.6%
k. Total 926,289 128,170 13.8% 30,726 3.3%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 304,067 302,108
a. Directed Vehicles 174,308 173,900
* 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 352 87 24.7% 15.9% 6.8% 16.2% 9.4%
1975 1,954 595 30.5% 21.8% 10.1% 19.0% 11.4%
1976 3,431 1,072 31.2% 21.6% 10.1% 19.3% 11.1%
1977 4,806 1,435 29.9% 20.2% 9.8% 18.8% 11.2%
1978 5,691 1,679 29.5% 20.5% 9.2% 18.5% 11.0%
1979 5,959 1,956 32.8% 23.5% 11.6% 19.9% 11.8%
1980 3,997 1,217 30.4% 22.3% 12.0% 18.8% 11.2%
1981 5,177 1,720 33.2% 26.6% 13.5% 19.6% 11.1%
1982 6,536 2,241 34.3% 26.9% 12.7% 19.4% 9.7%
1983 9,241 3,018 32.7% 24.9% 11.9% 19.2% 9.3%
1984 16,511 5,492 33.3% 26.4% 13.7% 19.1% 9.1%
1985 21,975 6,885 31.3% 24.7% 11.8% 18.2% 7.2%
1986 28,163 8,106 28.8% 21.7% 9.9% 16.4% 6.1%
1987 33,174 10,017 30.2% 23.9% 9.7% 15.8% 5.3%
1988 37,260 9,840 26.4% 20.3% 7.6% 13.7% 4.0%
1989 45,256 10,053 22.2% 16.4% 5.8% 11.6% 3.2%
1990 46,273 8,831 19.1% 14.2% 4.7% 9.1% 2.2%
1991 47,658 7,791 16.3% 12.2% 3.7% 7.6% 1.5%
1992 45,195 6,569 14.5% 10.9% 3.1% 6.3% 1.4%
1993 49,794 7,467 15.0% 11.9% 2.4% 5.4% 1.2%
1994 50,240 5,568 11.1% 8.2% 1.6% 4.2% 1.1%
1995 80,120 6,439 8.0% 5.5% 1.1% 3.1% 0.9%
1996 33,282 4,081 12.3% 4.9% 0.7% 8.7% 0.8%
1997 90,324 6,417 7.1% 2.3% 0.4% 5.3% 0.4%
1998 46,190 2,819 6.1% 1.4% 0.2% 4.9% 0.3%
1999 114,991 3,853 3.4% 0.6% 0.1% 2.8% 0.2%
2000 30,048 1,421 4.7% 0.4% 0.1% 4.3% 0.1%
2001 20,151 824 4.1% 0.2% 0.1% 3.9% 0.1%
2002 19,273 452 2.3% 0.1% 0.0% 2.2% 0.1%
2003 5,895 139 2.4% 0.2% 0.1% 2.2% 0.0%
2004 89 4 4.5% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 1.1%
Total 909,006 128,088 14.1% 9.6% 3.4% 7.7% 2.2%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,937 908 46.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 396 158 39.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,263
d. Hardship Extensions 84
e. Waivers Granted 140
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 April
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,487 2,567 1,714 54  
GSGR 1,336 897 359 18  
GPC 529 86 376 55  
CAP 413 317 80    
TST 1,055 1,021 17 1  
Gov 192 112 76    
Bus 51 24 25    
REF 37 22 13    
Oth 163 27 126 7 1
Total 8,263 5,073 2,786 135 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,814
EB 2,454
TOTAL 11,268
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,729 $47.74 $98
GSGR 977 $47.38 $98
GPC 111 $52.18 $98
CAP 381 $45.94 $90
TST 1,224 $47.25 $85
Other 84 $41.11 $85
TOTAL 5,506 $47.43 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 47,810 18,558 13,389 7,214 5,917 2,732 $146.44
 
b.Enhanced 29,082 10,830 7,944 4,628 3,891 1,789 $153.63
c.Non-Enh. 17,087 7,047 5,029 2,337 1,826 848 $134.25
 
d.GSGR 7,565 3,335 1,973 1,058 834 365 $132.40
e.GPC 1,446 436 384 280 214 132 $190.36
f.CAP** 7,615 2,646 1,938 1,153 1,217 661 $176.25
g.REG 25,716 11,290 7,654 3,404 2,373 995 $121.86
h.Other 5,468 851 1,440 1,319 1,279 579 $228.36
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,318 $ 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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