Executive Summary Report June 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,143,123 174,134 15.2%
b. 1st Tests: 960,580 131,072 13.6%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 930,474  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 803,569 86.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 126,905 13.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 31,114 3.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 89,276 9.3%
c. All Visual: 19,114 2.0%
d. All Functional: 70,282 7.3%
e. Overall: 131,072 13.6%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 668,205 107,264 16.1% 25,101 3.8%
b. Basic 284,674 23,012 8.1% 5,757 2.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,694 796 10.3% 256 3.3%
e. Unknown 7        
d. Total 960,580 131,072 13.6% 31,114 3.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 414,929 41,927 10.1% 9,001 2.2%
b. GSGR 134,056 13,652 10.2% 2,746 2.0%
c. GPC 40,569 2,302 5.7% 539 1.3%
d. CAP 45,936 6,386 13.9% 1,521 3.3%
e. TST 320,325 66,044 20.6% 17,136 5.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,492 315 9.0% 40 1.1%
h. Bus.Fl. 272 19 7.0% 4 1.5%
i. Referee 1,001 427 42.7% 127 12.7%
k. Total 960,580 131,072 13.6% 31,114 3.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 320,325 314,954
a. Directed Vehicles 178,274 175,205
* 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 262 70 26.7% 19.5% 9.2% 16.8% 9.9%
1975 1,916 641 33.5% 24.5% 12.6% 21.6% 11.8%
1976 3,511 1,070 30.5% 21.5% 10.4% 18.9% 10.1%
1977 4,760 1,406 29.5% 19.8% 8.7% 18.0% 10.3%
1978 5,778 1,747 30.2% 20.7% 9.3% 18.8% 10.7%
1979 5,964 1,928 32.3% 24.3% 11.7% 19.7% 11.0%
1980 4,283 1,353 31.6% 24.1% 13.3% 19.3% 10.3%
1981 5,292 1,710 32.3% 25.4% 12.0% 18.8% 9.6%
1982 6,240 2,115 33.9% 26.9% 12.9% 19.2% 9.6%
1983 9,608 3,209 33.4% 26.6% 12.2% 18.8% 9.0%
1984 16,321 5,348 32.8% 26.1% 13.0% 18.5% 8.5%
1985 21,944 6,879 31.3% 24.7% 12.0% 17.4% 6.9%
1986 27,799 7,879 28.3% 21.4% 10.0% 15.9% 5.7%
1987 32,833 9,735 29.7% 23.9% 9.9% 14.9% 4.9%
1988 37,934 9,784 25.8% 20.2% 7.5% 12.7% 4.0%
1989 44,684 9,788 21.9% 16.3% 5.6% 11.1% 2.9%
1990 47,143 9,069 19.2% 14.5% 4.5% 8.9% 2.1%
1991 50,038 8,334 16.7% 12.5% 3.8% 7.5% 1.7%
1992 48,183 7,031 14.6% 10.9% 3.2% 6.2% 1.3%
1993 53,832 7,946 14.8% 11.8% 2.3% 5.2% 1.2%
1994 50,269 5,685 11.3% 8.5% 1.6% 4.2% 1.1%
1995 85,177 6,981 8.2% 5.7% 1.1% 3.1% 0.8%
1996 34,612 4,286 12.4% 4.8% 0.8% 9.0% 0.7%
1997 97,461 6,843 7.0% 2.2% 0.3% 5.3% 0.4%
1998 47,543 2,874 6.0% 1.5% 0.3% 4.7% 0.3%
1999 122,414 4,239 3.5% 0.6% 0.1% 2.8% 0.2%
2000 30,176 1,477 4.9% 0.4% 0.1% 4.5% 0.1%
2001 21,438 834 3.9% 0.2% 0.0% 3.6% 0.1%
2002 19,275 531 2.8% 0.2% 0.1% 2.5% 0.1%
2003 9,004 212 2.4% 0.4% 0.2% 2.0% 0.0%
2004 96 1 1.0%     1.0%  
Total 945,790 131,005 13.9% 9.4% 3.3% 7.4% 2.0%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,881 869 46.2%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 360 144 40.0%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,210
d. Hardship Extensions 94
e. Waivers Granted 105
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 June
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 4,426 2,562 1,662 50 1
GSGR 1,300 865 361 18  
GPC 514 83 364 55  
CAP 422 319 87    
TST 1,097 1,051 29 1  
Gov 192 109 77    
Bus 43 22 20    
REF 38 23 13    
Oth 148 14 128 4 1
Total 8,180 5,048 2,741 128 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 2
EA 9,315
EB 2,133
TOTAL 11,450
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 2,939 $48.43 $98
GSGR 1,049 $48.30 $98
GPC 176 $58.51 $98
CAP 387 $45.63 $90
TST 1,260 $47.29 $90
Other 88 $43.76 $95
TOTAL 5,899 $48.21 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 46,396 17,652 13,071 7,026 5,821 2,826 $148.92
 
b.Enhanced 27,890 10,069 7,750 4,428 3,819 1,824 $156.64
c.Non-Enh. 16,908 6,921 4,917 2,396 1,795 879 $135.55
 
d.GSGR 7,495 3,263 2,030 1,014 796 392 $131.46
e.GPC 1,519 511 398 254 220 136 $177.11
f.CAP** 7,124 2,453 1,762 1,073 1,193 643 $179.49
g.REG 24,906 10,613 7,491 3,366 2,369 1,067 $125.66
h.Other 5,352 812 1,390 1,319 1,243 588 $232.95
** Includes all Smog Check repairs performed at CAP stations.

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,222 $ 349
  * 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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