What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
Most states require people to install an ignition interlock device after a drunk driving conviction. Voluntary alcohol monitoring options are also available to help guarantee sober driving.
An ignition interlock device (a car breathalyzer) is a small, hand-held breathalyzer installed in your car. The device has a mouthpiece in it that you will blow into before starting your car. With a clean breath sample, you’ll immediately be able to start your car.
Intoxalock’s state specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you through the process, one step at a time. It takes less than 10 minutes.
Why Choose Intoxalock?
The easiest device.
We provide an industry leading ignition interlock device that is easy to use with its simple blow pattern and one button keypad. When you compare Intoxalock to other ignition interlock devices in the market, it’s easy to see why it’s a top choice among customers, state administrators, attorneys and more.
The most convenient locations.
Intoxalock has more locations as any other provider. In fact, we have a location within 15 miles of over 91% of our customers. Our installers are professional, trained and certified. Same or next-day installation is available in most areas.
24/7/365 support from bi-lingual state-specific experts.
Many Intoxalock Ignition Interlock representatives have been in your shoes. We understand that this can happen to anyone and are here to help you. We are your partner through the process and can educate you on state ignition interlock device laws and regulations.
Plus, you can easily manage your account, check calibration and billing dates, make payments, and more from the free Intoxalock Mobile App.
Affordable pricing with flexible payment options.
Ignition interlock devices are leased (or rented), not purchased. The cost of your individual monthly lease payment will depend on several factors. On average, Intoxalock devices cost around $2.50 a day. Voluntary customers are eligible for a substantial discount.
Intoxalock’s pricing is affordable and provides the best value to customers. Intoxalock allows for either monthly or bi-weekly payment options to help you manage the costs associated with ignition interlock devices. Some states offer discounts or financial assistance for ignition interlock devices or installation.
A trusted, industry leading company.
Intoxalock has been in business for over 30 years, and is an industry leading provider of ignition interlock devices serving more than 150,000 customers annually. Intoxalock has more 5-star reviews on TrustPilot than any other ignition interlock provider, and we are the only interlock company to never be decertified or suspended from a state due to compliance violations. Our ignition interlock devices meet state requirements in 46 states across the nation, and all 50 states use our alcohol monitoring products.
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Ignition Interlock FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article was last updated on December 8th, 2022 by UltraCar Insurance