Executive Summary Report October 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 1,056,807 174,581 16.5%
b. 1st Tests: 870,258 128,395 14.8%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 844,067  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 716,442 84.9%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 127,625 15.1%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 29,689 3.4%
b. All Tailpipe: 89,630 10.3%
c. All Visual: 17,367 2.0%
d. All Functional: 66,046 7.6%
e. Overall: 128,395 14.8%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 781,746 119,531 15.3% 27,273 3.5%
b. Basic 80,510 7,904 9.8% 2,112 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 8,002 960 12.0% 304 3.8%
e. Total 870,258 128,395 14.8% 29,689 3.4%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 472,347 54,848 11.6% 11,426 2.4%
b. GS 71,258 8,548 12.0% 1,896 2.7%
e. TST 322,644 64,271 19.9% 16,223 5.0%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,697 263 9.8% 39 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 120 6 5.0%    
i. Referee 1,192 459 38.5% 105 8.8%
k. Total 870,258 128,395 14.8% 29,689 3.4%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 322,644 320,282
a. Directed Vehicles 184,633 183,505
* 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 181 44 24.3% 17.7% 8.3% 12.2% 8.3%
1975 1,687 557 33.0% 24.8% 11.5% 18.7% 10.7%
1976 2,342 739 31.6% 23.4% 10.4% 16.7% 10.0%
1977 3,911 1,229 31.4% 22.1% 9.7% 18.5% 11.2%
1978 4,426 1,436 32.4% 22.9% 10.5% 17.7% 11.5%
1979 5,607 1,851 33.0% 25.3% 11.8% 18.1% 10.8%
1980 3,457 1,141 33.0% 25.7% 13.4% 19.6% 11.1%
1981 3,854 1,412 36.6% 30.4% 14.4% 20.4% 10.4%
1982 5,339 1,962 36.7% 29.8% 13.4% 19.5% 10.4%
1983 6,585 2,365 35.9% 29.7% 13.0% 19.1% 9.7%
1984 13,377 4,795 35.8% 30.2% 15.0% 18.8% 8.9%
1985 17,422 6,015 34.5% 28.6% 13.9% 17.9% 7.7%
1986 24,241 7,384 30.5% 24.1% 11.1% 16.2% 6.3%
1987 29,444 9,515 32.3% 27.2% 10.5% 15.1% 5.1%
1988 31,889 9,177 28.8% 23.4% 8.6% 13.5% 4.0%
1989 40,243 9,712 24.1% 18.8% 6.3% 11.6% 3.1%
1990 39,895 8,173 20.5% 16.1% 5.1% 9.0% 2.2%
1991 46,133 8,503 18.4% 14.3% 4.1% 7.9% 1.7%
1992 40,485 6,488 16.0% 12.5% 3.7% 6.3% 1.4%
1993 52,563 8,613 16.4% 13.3% 2.6% 5.7% 1.3%
1994 50,718 6,187 12.2% 9.4% 1.8% 4.4% 1.1%
1995 81,091 7,537 9.3% 6.6% 1.2% 3.5% 0.8%
1996 35,912 5,100 14.2% 5.7% 0.8% 10.1% 0.8%
1997 86,182 7,579 8.8% 3.0% 0.5% 6.4% 0.5%
1998 37,958 2,810 7.4% 2.0% 0.4% 5.7% 0.4%
1999 102,499 4,504 4.4% 0.9% 0.1% 3.6% 0.2%
2000 29,039 1,381 4.8% 0.5% 0.1% 4.3% 0.1%
2001 26,961 1,148 4.3% 0.3% 0.1% 4.0% 0.1%
2002 20,094 539 2.7% 0.2% 0.0% 2.4% 0.1%
2003 21,092 444 2.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.9% 0.1%
2004 960 37 3.9% 0.2% 0.1% 3.5% 0.2%
Total 865,587 128,377 14.8% 10.4% 3.4% 7.6% 2.0%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 2,180 988 45.3%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 403 143 35.5%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,448
d. Hardship Extensions 121
e. Waivers Granted 135
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 October
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,395 4,533 592 51  
GS 883 622 168 69  
TST 1,204 1,177 6 1  
Gov 189 163 23    
Bus 33 30 2 1  
REF 36 27 7    
Oth 37 20 10 5 1
Total 7,777 6,572 808 127 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 1
EA 10,139
EB 840
TOTAL 10,980
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,558 $53.38 $98
GS 588 $53.32 $98
TST 1,424 $47.68 $96
Other 95 $44.45 $95
TOTAL 6,665 $52.03 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 44,321 15,801 11,684 7,005 6,386 3,445 $167.61
 
b.Enhanced 35,005 11,933 9,205 5,628 5,359 2,880 $174.06
c.Non-Enh. 7,847 3,285 2,124 1,167 811 460 $139.55
 
d.GS 9,402 2,892 2,458 1,406 1,619 1,027 $196.02
e.REG 29,335 12,078 7,919 4,289 3,384 1,665 $142.86
f.Other 5,584 831 1,307 1,310 1,383 753 $249.80

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
4,110 $ 312
  * 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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