Executive Summary Report December 2003
CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
1. Testing Volume
  Total Failed % Fail
a. All Tests: 958,526 157,759 16.5%
b. 1st Tests: 798,638 117,633 14.7%
2. Certification Volume
  Total %
a. Total Cert's Issued: 764,451  
b. 1st Tests Rec'd Cert.: 655,104 85.7%
c. 1st Tests No Cert.: 109,347 14.3%
3. 1st Test Failures by Failure type
  Failed % Fail
a. Gross Polluters: 24,793 3.1%
b. All Tailpipe: 78,175 9.8%
c. All Visual: 14,586 1.8%
d. All Functional: 63,195 7.9%
e. Overall: 117,633 14.7%
4. 1st Tests Failures by Program Area
  1st Tests Failed % Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. Enhanced 725,114 110,058 15.2% 22,829 3.1%
b. Basic 66,940 6,812 10.2% 1,726 2.6%
c. Chg.Owner: 6,573 762 11.6% 238 3.6%
e. Unknown 11 1 9.1%    
d. Total 798,638 117,633 14.7% 24,793 3.1%
5. 1st Test Failures by Station Type
  1st Tests Failed %Failed G.P.s % G.P.
a. REG 428,462 50,372 11.8% 9,213 2.2%
b. GS 57,383 7,671 13.4% 1,624 2.8%
e. TST 308,052 58,915 19.1% 13,805 4.5%
g. Gov.Fl. 3,526 311 8.8% 62 1.8%
h. Bus.Fl. 162 3 1.9% 1 0.6%
i. Referee 1,035 355 34.3% 88 8.5%
j. Unknown 18 6 33.3%    
k. Total 798,638 117,633 14.7% 24,793 3.1%
5.a. 1st Tests at Test-Only Stations
  Tests Certificates*
a. Total Tests 308,052 300,828
a. Directed Vehicles 168,888 165,099
* 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 95 26 27.4% 20.0% 7.4% 11.6% 8.4%
1975 1,140 338 29.6% 21.8% 10.4% 16.5% 9.9%
1976 2,277 695 30.5% 21.6% 9.3% 17.0% 10.5%
1977 3,131 916 29.3% 19.5% 8.6% 17.6% 9.9%
1978 3,705 1,135 30.6% 22.2% 10.4% 16.8% 10.1%
1979 4,497 1,509 33.6% 25.6% 11.5% 18.3% 11.2%
1980 3,027 938 31.0% 23.1% 11.8% 18.4% 9.4%
1981 3,504 1,196 34.1% 27.8% 12.0% 18.9% 9.7%
1982 4,605 1,623 35.2% 28.1% 12.7% 19.6% 9.9%
1983 5,499 1,865 33.9% 27.8% 12.2% 18.3% 8.1%
1984 11,348 4,094 36.1% 30.2% 14.0% 19.6% 8.5%
1985 14,758 5,005 33.9% 28.0% 12.6% 17.4% 7.0%
1986 20,298 6,227 30.7% 24.5% 10.6% 16.1% 6.0%
1987 25,852 8,223 31.8% 26.6% 10.0% 14.8% 5.0%
1988 26,983 7,709 28.6% 23.4% 8.3% 13.5% 4.0%
1989 34,230 8,410 24.6% 18.9% 6.4% 11.8% 3.2%
1990 36,135 7,697 21.3% 16.8% 5.2% 9.3% 2.1%
1991 39,659 7,525 19.0% 14.8% 4.1% 8.1% 1.8%
1992 35,634 5,898 16.6% 13.2% 3.6% 6.5% 1.4%
1993 44,359 7,379 16.6% 13.6% 2.6% 5.8% 1.4%
1994 46,887 5,795 12.4% 9.7% 1.8% 4.2% 1.2%
1995 61,761 6,257 10.1% 7.4% 1.3% 3.7% 1.0%
1996 42,950 6,025 14.0% 5.0% 0.7% 10.4% 0.7%
1997 68,119 7,075 10.4% 3.2% 0.5% 8.0% 0.4%
1998 53,166 3,760 7.1% 1.7% 0.3% 5.7% 0.3%
1999 79,310 4,703 5.9% 1.0% 0.2% 5.1% 0.3%
2000 56,647 2,597 4.6% 0.4% 0.1% 4.1% 0.1%
2001 25,948 1,509 5.8% 0.3% 0.1% 5.6% 0.1%
2002 19,094 683 3.6% 0.2% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2003 19,587 698 3.6% 0.1% 0.0% 3.4% 0.1%
2004 2,174 111 5.1% 0.1%   5.2% 0.0%
Total 796,379 117,621 14.8% 9.8% 3.1% 7.9% 1.8%
7. Referee Activity
  Tests Failed % Failed
a. Total Tests 1,914 844 44.1%
b. Tests on GP Veh's 372 167 44.9%
 
OUTCOMES Counts
c. Certificates Issued 1,311
d. Hardship Extensions 129
e. Waivers Granted 125
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CALIFORNIA DEPT. CONSUMER AFFAIRS -- BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
Executive Summary Report
2003 December
SMOG CHECK
Statewide
8. Active Stations
  Total Enhanced Basic Chg.Owner Unknown
REG 5,444 4,606 545 49 1
GS 737 471 167 67  
TST 1,265 1,235 6 2  
Gov 180 158 21    
Bus 27 23 4    
REF 37 28 7    
Oth 13 4 8   1
Total 7,703 6,525 758 118 2
9. Active Technicians
License Type Count
EA 10,271
EB 814
TOTAL 11,085
10. ASM Inspection Costs
Station Type Count Wtd.Avg. Max.Cost
REG 4,814 $53.35 $98
GS 611 $52.56 $95
TST 1,550 $48.01 $90
Other 76 $44.02 $95
TOTAL 7,051 $52.01 $98
11. Repair Costs
  Vehicles
  Total $0-$50 $51-$150 $151-$250 $251-$450 Over $450 Total
Avg.Cost
a. Statewide 37,053 13,191 9,685 5,851 5,395 2,931 $170.73
 
b.Enhanced 29,417 10,022 7,630 4,753 4,520 2,492 $178.16
c.Non-Enh. 6,466 2,720 1,762 936 706 342 $136.63
 
d.GS 8,092 2,583 1,937 1,276 1,454 842 $195.96
e.REG 24,505 9,865 6,697 3,568 2,881 1,494 $148.14
f.Other 4,456 743 1,051 1,007 1,060 595 $249.15

12. CAP Repair Costs

Total Vehicles Average Cost Per Vehicle*
2,849 $ 319
  * 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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