Executive Summary Report November 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 873,675 141,993 16.3%
b. 1st Tests: 724,814 105,473 14.6%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 699,474  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 597,304 85.4%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 102,170 14.6%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 24,132 3.3%
b. All Tailpipe: 72,910 10.1%
c. All Visual: 14,035 1.9%
d. All Functional: 54,769 7.6%
e. Overall: 105,473 14.6%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 654,808 98,637 15.1% 22,336 3.4%
b. Basic 63,758 6,158 9.7% 1,598 2.5%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,248 678 10.9% 198 3.2%
e. Total 724,814 105,473 14.6% 24,132 3.3%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 392,458 44,857 11.4% 9,276 2.4%
b. GS 50,966 6,730 13.2% 1,532 3.0%
e. TST 277,642 53,331 19.2% 13,206 4.8%
g. Gov.Fl. 2,767 223 8.1% 39 1.4%
h. Bus.Fl. 71 4 5.6%    
i. Referee 910 328 36.0% 79 8.7%
k. Total 724,814 105,473 14.6% 24,132 3.3%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 277,642 273,875
a. Directed Vehicles 160,983 158,795
* 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 111 30 27.0% 21.6% 7.2% 12.6% 9.9%
1975 1,315 399 30.3% 22.2% 10.3% 17.0% 9.1%
1976 1,848 574 31.1% 22.8% 9.9% 17.6% 9.6%
1977 3,034 923 30.4% 20.5% 8.8% 18.5% 10.5%
1978 3,665 1,111 30.3% 21.1% 10.0% 18.3% 10.0%
1979 4,242 1,395 32.9% 24.7% 11.4% 18.6% 10.8%
1980 2,825 944 33.4% 25.3% 13.2% 19.6% 10.3%
1981 3,262 1,189 36.5% 30.2% 13.7% 20.0% 10.2%
1982 4,383 1,565 35.7% 29.7% 14.2% 19.0% 9.9%
1983 5,464 1,909 34.9% 28.5% 13.5% 18.6% 9.7%
1984 10,937 3,866 35.3% 29.0% 13.7% 19.2% 8.4%
1985 14,405 4,986 34.6% 28.2% 13.7% 18.2% 7.6%
1986 19,329 5,787 29.9% 23.9% 10.8% 15.7% 5.6%
1987 24,332 7,710 31.7% 26.4% 10.2% 14.9% 5.0%
1988 25,635 7,305 28.5% 22.9% 8.3% 13.6% 4.0%
1989 33,147 7,945 24.0% 18.5% 6.3% 11.4% 3.2%
1990 33,408 7,198 21.5% 16.8% 5.4% 9.7% 2.4%
1991 37,963 7,009 18.5% 14.3% 4.1% 8.0% 1.8%
1992 33,360 5,492 16.5% 12.8% 3.7% 6.4% 1.5%
1993 42,251 6,900 16.3% 13.3% 2.6% 5.6% 1.3%
1994 42,674 5,100 12.0% 9.3% 1.7% 4.2% 1.2%
1995 64,776 6,073 9.4% 6.8% 1.3% 3.5% 0.9%
1996 31,794 4,271 13.4% 5.4% 0.8% 9.6% 0.7%
1997 71,256 6,334 8.9% 3.1% 0.5% 6.6% 0.4%
1998 35,302 2,507 7.1% 1.9% 0.3% 5.5% 0.4%
1999 84,257 3,884 4.6% 0.9% 0.1% 3.8% 0.2%
2000 29,696 1,286 4.3% 0.5% 0.1% 3.8% 0.2%
2001 22,620 918 4.1% 0.3% 0.1% 3.8% 0.1%
2002 16,476 425 2.6% 0.2% 0.0% 2.4% 0.0%
2003 16,552 369 2.2% 0.2% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0%
2004 1,268 50 3.9% 0.1%   3.9% 0.1%
Total 721,587 105,454 14.6% 10.1% 3.3% 7.6% 1.9%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,684 758 45.0%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 331 104 31.4%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,106
d. Hardship Extensions 70
e. Waivers Granted 111
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 November
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,446 4,604 572 50  
GS 847 589 167 68  
TST 1,231 1,202 7 1  
Gov 187 160 24    
Bus 21 17 3    
REF 36 27 7    
Oth 19 5 8 4 1
Total 7,787 6,604 788 123 1
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
?? 3
EA 10,167
EB 820
TOTAL 10,990
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,375 $53.83 $98
GS 512 $52.86 $98
TST 1,355 $47.81 $90
Other 78 $46.29 $95
TOTAL 6,320 $52.37 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 35,581 12,494 9,281 5,718 5,246 2,842 $172.01
 
b.Enhanced 28,259 9,450 7,328 4,683 4,399 2,399 $179.43
c.Non-Enh. 6,154 2,612 1,668 862 686 326 $136.37
 
d.GS 7,410 2,296 1,817 1,176 1,348 773 $196.18
e.REG 23,816 9,574 6,372 3,561 2,851 1,458 $149.24
f.Other 4,355 624 1,092 981 1,047 611 $255.43

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,456 $ 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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