Executive Summary Report September 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,129,816 173,640 15.4%
b. 1st Tests: 948,462 130,285 13.7%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 920,459  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 794,270 86.3%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 126,189 13.7%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,720 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 87,100 9.2%
c. All Visual: 17,999 1.9%
d. All Functional: 70,493 7.4%
e. Overall: 130,285 13.7%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 657,860 103,270 15.7% 23,553 3.6%
b. Basic 281,961 26,090 9.3% 5,859 2.1%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,634 923 10.7% 308 3.6%
e. Unknown 7 2 28.6%    
d. Total 948,462 130,285 13.7% 29,720 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 533,523 54,796 10.3% 11,028 2.1%
b. GS 76,418 8,470 11.1% 1,883 2.5%
e. TST 335,025 66,382 19.8% 16,681 5.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,187 201 9.2% 32 1.5%
h. Bus.Fl. 255 11 4.3% 2 0.8%
i. Referee 1,054 425 40.3% 94 8.9%
k. Total 948,462 130,285 13.7% 29,720 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 335,025 328,522
a. Directed Vehicles 186,268 182,035
* 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 180 52 28.9% 16.7% 10.0% 19.4% 14.4%
1975 1,835 562 30.6% 22.1% 10.4% 17.2% 8.7%
1976 2,648 825 31.2% 23.3% 11.2% 18.6% 9.6%
1977 4,415 1,308 29.6% 19.9% 9.0% 17.8% 10.5%
1978 4,833 1,545 32.0% 22.5% 10.6% 19.0% 10.5%
1979 5,938 1,963 33.1% 24.9% 12.8% 19.0% 10.3%
1980 3,778 1,208 32.0% 23.7% 12.9% 20.0% 11.1%
1981 4,474 1,522 34.0% 26.7% 13.2% 19.4% 10.0%
1982 5,720 1,892 33.1% 25.7% 11.9% 19.0% 9.8%
1983 7,484 2,449 32.7% 25.9% 12.1% 18.3% 8.5%
1984 14,474 4,733 32.7% 25.9% 12.9% 18.2% 8.3%
1985 19,656 6,304 32.1% 25.9% 12.7% 17.5% 7.0%
1986 28,599 8,166 28.6% 21.8% 9.8% 15.7% 5.5%
1987 31,582 9,153 29.0% 23.2% 9.3% 14.5% 4.9%
1988 35,737 9,168 25.7% 20.1% 7.5% 13.0% 3.8%
1989 44,684 9,865 22.1% 16.5% 5.6% 11.1% 3.0%
1990 43,900 8,559 19.5% 14.7% 4.7% 9.3% 2.1%
1991 50,639 8,524 16.8% 12.5% 3.7% 7.6% 1.6%
1992 44,961 6,579 14.6% 11.0% 3.2% 6.2% 1.4%
1993 57,371 8,468 14.8% 11.6% 2.4% 5.5% 1.2%
1994 52,277 5,775 11.0% 8.4% 1.7% 4.1% 1.1%
1995 88,845 7,479 8.4% 5.8% 1.1% 3.3% 0.9%
1996 39,948 5,107 12.8% 4.8% 0.8% 9.3% 0.7%
1997 94,072 7,691 8.2% 2.6% 0.4% 6.1% 0.4%
1998 43,480 3,130 7.2% 1.8% 0.2% 5.6% 0.3%
1999 109,148 4,492 4.1% 0.7% 0.1% 3.4% 0.2%
2000 31,678 1,605 5.1% 0.5% 0.1% 4.6% 0.1%
2001 27,643 1,117 4.0% 0.3% 0.0% 3.7% 0.1%
2002 22,099 558 2.5% 0.2% 0.0% 2.3% 0.1%
2003 19,833 432 2.2% 0.1% 0.0% 2.0% 0.1%
2004 630 26 4.1% 0.2%   4.0% 0.3%
Total 942,561 130,257 13.8% 9.2% 3.2% 7.5% 1.9%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,917 898 46.8%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 367 142 38.7%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,243
d. Hardship Extensions 111
e. Waivers Granted 120
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 September
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,378 3,436 1,667 59  
GS 849 351 408 69  
TST 1,191 1,111 59 1 1
Gov 181 98 79    
Bus 37 20 15 1  
REF 37 22 13    
Oth 44 15 22 4 1
Total 7,717 5,053 2,263 134 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 10,032
EB 1,285
TOTAL 11,318
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,387 $52.04 $98
GS 549 $52.93 $98
TST 1,357 $47.56 $96
Other 84 $47.77 $95
TOTAL 6,377 $51.11 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 46,298 17,560 12,408 6,933 6,166 3,231 $156.99
 
b.Enhanced 27,644 9,902 7,336 4,301 4,044 2,061 $165.36
c.Non-Enh. 16,894 6,960 4,617 2,399 1,919 999 $142.50
 
d.GS 9,212 3,142 2,403 1,277 1,474 916 $182.81
e.REG 31,647 13,602 8,688 4,415 3,330 1,612 $133.49
f.Other 5,439 816 1,317 1,241 1,362 703 $249.96

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
3,589 $ 311
  * 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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