Executive Summary Report July 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,149,825 179,305 15.6%
b. 1st Tests: 962,859 134,110 13.9%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 933,697  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 804,412 86.2%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 129,285 13.8%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 31,141 3.2%
b. All Tailpipe: 89,620 9.3%
c. All Visual: 18,643 1.9%
d. All Functional: 72,995 7.6%
e. Overall: 134,110 13.9%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 677,764 107,817 15.9% 25,308 3.7%
b. Basic 276,993 25,429 9.2% 5,544 2.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,091 864 10.7% 289 3.6%
e. Unknown 11        
d. Total 962,859 134,110 13.9% 31,141 3.2%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 551,629 57,435 10.4% 11,696 2.1%
b. GS 77,245 8,396 10.9% 1,758 2.3%
e. TST 330,269 67,628 20.5% 17,548 5.3%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,544 221 8.7% 23 0.9%
h. Bus.Fl. 146 10 6.8% 2 1.4%
i. Referee 1,025 420 41.0% 114 11.1%
j. Unknown 1        
k. Total 962,859 134,110 13.9% 31,141 3.2%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 330,269 324,559
a. Directed Vehicles 182,449 178,632
* 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 252 64 25.4% 15.5% 7.1% 16.3% 8.3%
1975 1,880 612 32.6% 24.5% 11.8% 18.6% 10.5%
1976 3,305 1,027 31.1% 21.7% 9.7% 18.6% 10.3%
1977 4,600 1,395 30.3% 21.0% 9.8% 18.5% 10.0%
1978 5,301 1,645 31.0% 21.9% 10.3% 18.8% 10.8%
1979 5,666 1,849 32.6% 25.2% 12.2% 19.2% 10.4%
1980 4,085 1,323 32.4% 23.7% 13.0% 20.3% 10.7%
1981 4,949 1,686 34.1% 27.2% 13.4% 19.4% 9.9%
1982 5,803 1,934 33.3% 26.6% 13.1% 18.8% 9.3%
1983 9,131 2,996 32.8% 25.6% 11.9% 18.6% 8.7%
1984 15,288 5,169 33.8% 27.1% 13.5% 18.4% 8.2%
1985 21,125 6,875 32.5% 25.9% 12.5% 18.1% 7.3%
1986 28,019 7,939 28.3% 21.8% 9.9% 15.9% 5.3%
1987 32,265 9,711 30.1% 24.1% 9.7% 15.3% 5.0%
1988 37,001 9,798 26.5% 20.3% 7.8% 13.5% 3.9%
1989 44,674 10,019 22.4% 16.8% 5.8% 11.2% 3.0%
1990 46,371 9,086 19.6% 14.7% 4.9% 9.2% 2.1%
1991 49,764 8,513 17.1% 13.0% 3.8% 7.7% 1.5%
1992 47,360 7,113 15.0% 11.1% 3.1% 6.4% 1.4%
1993 54,922 8,195 14.9% 11.8% 2.5% 5.3% 1.3%
1994 49,095 5,625 11.5% 8.6% 1.7% 4.3% 1.1%
1995 85,348 7,167 8.4% 5.7% 1.1% 3.4% 0.8%
1996 38,255 4,841 12.7% 4.7% 0.7% 9.3% 0.6%
1997 97,455 7,608 7.8% 2.4% 0.4% 5.9% 0.4%
1998 47,670 3,282 6.9% 1.7% 0.2% 5.4% 0.3%
1999 121,435 4,851 4.0% 0.7% 0.1% 3.3% 0.2%
2000 34,143 1,705 5.0% 0.4% 0.1% 4.5% 0.2%
2001 25,691 1,073 4.2% 0.2% 0.0% 3.9% 0.1%
2002 22,242 666 3.0% 0.2% 0.0% 2.7% 0.1%
2003 13,374 306 2.3% 0.1% 0.1% 2.1% 0.0%
2004 178 3 1.7% 1.1% 1.1% 0.6%  
Total 956,647 134,076 14.0% 9.4% 3.3% 7.6% 1.9%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,992 955 47.9%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 415 157 37.8%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,296
d. Hardship Extensions 125
e. Waivers Granted 138
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 July
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 6,176 3,484 2,407 70 1
GS 923 351 467 80  
TST 1,121 1,063 40 1  
Gov 198 123 70    
Bus 54 21 33    
REF 36 21 13    
Oth 92 19 67 4 1
Total 8,600 5,082 3,097 155 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 9,473
EB 1,646
TOTAL 11,119
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,281 $51.17 $98
GS 521 $50.07 $98
TST 1,307 $47.13 $96
Other 100 $44.51 $95
TOTAL 6,209 $50.12 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 47,092 18,128 12,733 7,218 6,134 2,879 $150.23
 
b.Enhanced 27,696 9,871 7,506 4,483 3,978 1,858 $159.91
c.Non-Enh. 17,723 7,582 4,808 2,491 1,941 901 $134.56
 
d.GS 8,887 3,187 2,250 1,292 1,382 776 $172.69
e.REG 32,744 14,156 9,117 4,574 3,417 1,480 $129.32
f.Other 5,461 785 1,366 1,352 1,335 623 $239.06

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,696 $ 268
  * 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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