Ignition Interlock Archives

This is the Ignition Interlock Archives for UltraCar Insurance. Your source for SR22 & FR44 Insurance.

Why Should I Get an Intoxalock Ignition Interlock Device?

When the state requires you to have an ignition interlock device (IID), why choose Intoxalock? UltraCar Insurance partners with Intoxalock as a service to our customers who require an ignition interlock installation. The company is an established provider of ignition interlock services for over 30 years. They have more five-star reviews on TrustPilot than any other ignition interlock company.

Intoxalock devices serve over 150,000 customers annually, and meet the state requirements of 46 states. All fifty states use their alcohol monitoring products. In addition, they have over 5,000 locations across the country, making it easy to comply with your state’s IID requirement.

What is the Cost of an Ignition Interlock Device?

The installation cost for ignition interlock devices varies by state and by company. However, you’ll likely pay between $70 and $150 for installation of an ignition interlock device. After the installation, you’ll have a monthly equipment lease between $60 and $100.

Fortunately, UltraCar Insurance can help you. We partner with Intoxalock – the largest ignition interlock device company nationwide. This partnership makes our customers eligible for a free ignition interlock installation. You’re eligible for this offer if you buy SR-22 or FR-44 insurance from us. You can call today and ask for the free installation rebate, which gives you an account credit of $100 to cover your installation cost.

Do You Need an Ignition Interlock Device If You Don’t Own a Car?

To reinstate their license after a DUI conviction, drivers must attach an SR-22 or FR-44 certificate to a non-owner insurance policy and file it with the state DMV. Then, to be able to borrow another person’s vehicle to drive, the state will require an ignition interlock device if you don’t own a car. Non-owners must specify a friend or relative to allow the IID installation in their vehicle, and the owner must carry insurance on their car.

Is An Ignition Interlock Always Required After A DUI Conviction?

Do states always require installing an ignition interlock device after a DUI/DWI conviction? After a second or subsequent substance-related conviction, drivers must install an IID in any vehicle they operate. Most states require both an SR-22 (or FR-44) insurance filing and ignition interlock installation and as a condition for license reinstatement.

Drivers may not need to install an IID after a first DUI/DWI violation unless the situation warrants it. Each state makes a determination based on the circumstances of each case.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

After a DUI or DWI conviction, most states require you to get an SR22 and ignition interlock device (IID) to reinstate your license. An ignition interlock is an alcohol detection device (breathalyzer) that connects to your vehicle’s ignition. The breathalyzer analyses your breath alcohol concentration (BrAC). Your car will start only if your breath sample contains no alcohol. In addition to SR-22 or FR-44 insurance, drivers with DUI/DWI convictions will likely require an ignition interlock device. Most states consider blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level and the number of DUI/DWI violations when ordering an IID installation.

The IID has a mouthpiece that requires drivers to blow into it. If your breath sample contains alcohol, your vehicle won’t start.

Some drivers install an ignition interlock device to help ensure sober driving voluntarily. A voluntary IID installation protects the driver and others on the road from future DUI/DWI violations that could result in injury or death.

Will I Need an Ignition Interlock Device in My Vehicle?

In conjunction with requiring FR-44 insurance, it’s typical for courts to order installation of an ignition interlock device in the vehicle you drive as part of the license reinstatement process.

The ignition interlock’s breathalyzer connects to the ignition of  your car. You must blow into it before starting the engine. If the breathalyzer sample detects any measurable alcohol, the engine will not start.

UltraCar Insurance partners with Intoxalock to make it easy for our customers fulfill their IID requirements. Intoxalock is the industry leader in ignition interlock devices and has over 5,000 locations nationwide.