Executive Summary Report August 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,118,801 172,805 15.4%
b. 1st Tests: 936,735 129,068 13.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 911,115  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 784,727 86.1%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 126,388 13.9%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,463 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 86,149 9.2%
c. All Visual: 18,238 1.9%
d. All Functional: 70,200 7.5%
e. Overall: 129,068 13.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 658,032 103,666 15.8% 23,751 3.6%
b. Basic 270,634 24,567 9.1% 5,445 2.0%
c. Chg.Owner: 7,979 824 10.3% 266 3.3%
e. Unknown 90 11 12.2% 1 1.1%
d. Total 936,735 129,068 13.8% 29,463 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 529,747 54,191 10.2% 10,870 2.1%
b. GS 74,113 8,074 10.9% 1,687 2.3%
e. TST 329,740 66,254 20.1% 16,783 5.1%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,086 182 8.7% 24 1.2%
h. Bus.Fl. 156 9 5.8% 1 0.6%
i. Referee 886 357 40.3% 98 11.1%
j. Unknown 7 1 14.3%    
k. Total 936,735 129,068 13.8% 29,463 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 329,740 324,270
a. Directed Vehicles 180,933 177,500
* 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 206 51 24.8% 17.0% 9.7% 14.6% 11.7%
1975 1,779 594 33.4% 25.2% 12.5% 19.7% 12.1%
1976 2,917 971 33.3% 23.8% 10.6% 19.1% 10.6%
1977 4,395 1,348 30.7% 20.5% 9.2% 18.7% 10.4%
1978 4,963 1,545 31.1% 21.2% 10.3% 18.8% 10.7%
1979 5,523 1,751 31.7% 23.1% 11.6% 19.7% 11.0%
1980 3,763 1,258 33.4% 25.8% 13.7% 20.7% 11.2%
1981 4,670 1,558 33.4% 26.3% 12.5% 19.1% 10.2%
1982 5,633 1,853 32.9% 25.7% 12.7% 18.8% 9.4%
1983 8,033 2,614 32.5% 25.3% 11.6% 18.7% 9.1%
1984 14,253 4,710 33.0% 26.6% 13.2% 18.7% 8.6%
1985 19,793 6,136 31.0% 24.5% 12.2% 17.3% 6.7%
1986 28,449 7,998 28.1% 21.3% 9.7% 15.1% 5.6%
1987 31,066 9,277 29.9% 23.8% 9.7% 15.1% 5.0%
1988 36,280 9,482 26.1% 20.4% 7.6% 13.3% 3.9%
1989 43,999 9,850 22.4% 16.8% 5.8% 11.4% 3.0%
1990 44,980 8,698 19.3% 14.6% 4.6% 9.1% 2.1%
1991 48,134 8,185 17.0% 12.6% 3.8% 7.8% 1.6%
1992 45,128 6,613 14.7% 11.0% 3.1% 6.2% 1.3%
1993 54,774 8,192 15.0% 11.7% 2.2% 5.6% 1.2%
1994 48,266 5,521 11.4% 8.5% 1.7% 4.3% 1.1%
1995 86,050 7,138 8.3% 5.7% 1.1% 3.2% 0.9%
1996 40,916 5,166 12.6% 4.8% 0.7% 9.1% 0.8%
1997 94,768 7,391 7.8% 2.4% 0.4% 5.9% 0.4%
1998 45,096 3,086 6.8% 1.7% 0.2% 5.4% 0.3%
1999 112,653 4,483 4.0% 0.7% 0.1% 3.3% 0.2%
2000 32,314 1,660 5.1% 0.5% 0.1% 4.6% 0.1%
2001 25,947 1,040 4.0% 0.3% 0.0% 3.8% 0.1%
2002 20,302 535 2.6% 0.2% 0.0% 2.4% 0.1%
2003 15,474 330 2.1% 0.2% 0.1% 2.0% 0.1%
2004 299 13 4.3% 0.7%   3.7%  
Total 930,823 129,047 13.9% 9.3% 3.2% 7.5% 2.0%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,796 850 47.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 380 149 39.2%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,178
d. Hardship Extensions 121
e. Waivers Granted 124
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 August
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,410 3,450 1,681 63  
GS 825 332 408 66  
TST 1,162 1,095 47 1 1
Gov 186 109 73    
Bus 25 14 10    
REF 36 21 13    
Oth 69 18 45 4 1
Total 7,713 5,039 2,277 134 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 9,768
EB 1,471
TOTAL 11,239
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,276 $51.72 $98
GS 508 $52.05 $98
TST 1,311 $47.33 $91
Other 90 $44.42 $95
TOTAL 6,185 $50.71 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 45,977 17,308 12,344 7,078 6,122 3,125 $157.83
 
b.Enhanced 27,039 9,488 7,199 4,398 3,948 2,006 $167.52
c.Non-Enh. 17,273 7,174 4,735 2,421 1,946 997 $141.97
 
d.GS 8,875 2,975 2,192 1,339 1,508 861 $187.64
e.REG 31,755 13,552 8,844 4,459 3,299 1,601 $134.41
f.Other 5,347 781 1,308 1,280 1,315 663 $247.42

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,152 $ 313
  * 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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