Executive Summary Report May 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,121,615 171,497 15.3%
b. 1st Tests: 941,949 129,004 13.7%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 912,120  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 787,288 86.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 124,832 13.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 30,155 3.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,997 9.2%
c. All Visual: 19,321 2.1%
d. All Functional: 70,196 7.5%
e. Overall: 129,004 13.7%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 663,972 107,308 16.2% 24,643 3.7%
b. Basic 270,477 20,993 7.8% 5,270 1.9%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,500 703 9.4% 242 3.2%
e. Total 941,949 129,004 13.7% 30,155 3.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 407,798 41,292 10.1% 8,663 2.1%
b. GSGR 131,738 13,551 10.3% 2,659 2.0%
c. GPC 40,575 2,120 5.2% 508 1.3%
d. CAP 44,040 6,188 14.1% 1,362 3.1%
e. TST 312,337 65,066 20.8% 16,801 5.4%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,986 330 8.3% 41 1.0%
h. Bus.Fl. 510 42 8.2% 6 1.2%
i. Referee 965 415 43.0% 115 11.9%
k. Total 941,949 129,004 13.7% 30,155 3.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 312,337 307,079
a. Directed Vehicles 174,841 171,727
* 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 319 79 24.8% 16.9% 9.1% 16.6% 10.3%
1975 1,976 609 30.8% 21.3% 9.5% 19.5% 11.2%
1976 3,419 1,020 29.8% 21.4% 10.2% 17.8% 10.4%
1977 4,722 1,397 29.6% 19.8% 8.7% 18.7% 10.2%
1978 5,477 1,637 29.9% 20.4% 8.7% 17.9% 11.5%
1979 5,726 1,881 32.9% 24.5% 12.1% 20.5% 11.4%
1980 4,004 1,251 31.2% 23.2% 12.6% 19.6% 11.1%
1981 4,942 1,677 33.9% 26.5% 12.6% 19.4% 10.0%
1982 6,298 2,052 32.6% 25.6% 12.2% 19.0% 9.2%
1983 9,255 2,924 31.6% 24.5% 11.7% 18.2% 8.7%
1984 16,441 5,526 33.6% 26.8% 13.2% 19.1% 9.0%
1985 21,434 6,790 31.7% 25.3% 12.1% 17.7% 7.1%
1986 27,521 7,960 28.9% 21.6% 9.9% 16.5% 6.2%
1987 32,287 9,586 29.7% 23.7% 9.6% 15.2% 5.4%
1988 37,214 9,613 25.8% 19.9% 7.5% 13.2% 4.1%
1989 43,444 9,922 22.8% 17.1% 5.9% 11.6% 3.1%
1990 45,691 8,645 18.9% 14.2% 4.5% 8.9% 2.1%
1991 48,154 8,000 16.6% 12.6% 3.6% 7.4% 1.6%
1992 46,263 6,627 14.3% 10.5% 3.0% 6.2% 1.4%
1993 51,760 7,760 15.0% 11.9% 2.4% 5.4% 1.2%
1994 50,426 5,566 11.0% 8.3% 1.6% 4.1% 1.1%
1995 83,368 6,785 8.1% 5.6% 1.1% 3.2% 0.8%
1996 33,164 4,239 12.8% 4.8% 0.8% 9.4% 0.8%
1997 94,193 6,987 7.4% 2.3% 0.4% 5.6% 0.4%
1998 47,187 3,004 6.4% 1.5% 0.2% 5.1% 0.3%
1999 122,776 4,121 3.4% 0.6% 0.1% 2.7% 0.2%
2000 30,090 1,637 5.4% 0.5% 0.1% 5.0% 0.1%
2001 20,290 833 4.1% 0.2% 0.0% 3.9% 0.1%
2002 19,643 565 2.9% 0.2% 0.0% 2.7% 0.1%
2003 7,738 225 2.9% 0.3% 0.2% 2.6% 0.0%
2004 88 12 13.6% 10.2% 5.7% 6.8%  
Total 925,310 128,930 13.9% 9.4% 3.3% 7.6% 2.1%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,839 894 48.6%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 349 138 39.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,167
d. Hardship Extensions 97
e. Waivers Granted 115
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 May
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,020 2,958 1,827 57  
GSGR 1,396 932 386 19  
GPC 533 87 374 60  
CAP 419 316 87    
TST 1,133 1,093 20 1  
Gov 189 110 76    
Bus 45 24 20    
REF 38 23 13    
Oth 177 22 149 3 1
Total 8,950 5,565 2,952 140 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 8,987
EB 2,330
TOTAL 11,317
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,752 $47.85 $98
GSGR 982 $47.52 $98
GPC 124 $54.12 $95
CAP 373 $45.46 $90
TST 1,243 $47.45 $96
Other 86 $44.55 $85
TOTAL 5,560 $47.63 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 45,812 17,603 12,928 6,817 5,663 2,801 $148.52
 
b.Enhanced 27,686 10,198 7,640 4,280 3,716 1,852 $156.56
c.Non-Enh. 16,509 6,756 4,868 2,315 1,743 827 $133.66
 
d.GSGR 7,303 3,238 1,889 968 821 387 $134.96
e.GPC 1,408 467 365 227 203 146 $186.95
f.CAP** 7,130 2,359 1,841 1,041 1,207 682 $180.71
g.REG 24,825 10,745 7,478 3,373 2,232 997 $122.75
h.Other 5,146 794 1,355 1,208 1,200 589 $237.01
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,273 $ 319
  * 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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