In this blog series, we will go over the different screen readings your Interlock Device may produce during your program. Keep checking back as we go through and explain each reading to make your life just a little bit easier while you are a client at Smart Start.
Our first blog in the series clarifies one of the abort messages clients may receive on their Interlocks: BLOW LONGER.
Abort messages mean you did not successfully complete your breath test on your Interlock. However, they do guide you in taking your next test by providing specific messages, such as Blow Longer or Blow Softer, so you know how to fix your breath test pattern. Keep in mind that abort messages are not fails!
Let’s go over how to avoid BLOW LONGER messages on your Interlock Device.
What Does ‘Blow Longer’ Mean, and How Do I Fix My Breath Pattern?
If your Interlock reads BLOW LONGER, this means your air pressure was not sufficient, or you did not blow long enough into the mouthpiece.
Once your Interlock resets with the word BLOW, you can attempt the test again. Take a deep breath before starting your test. When you take your test, maintain a steady airflow, or increase your airflow pressure. After successfully completing your test, you’ll be back on the road in no time.
If your Interlock Device is still showing the BLOW LONGER message after several attempts, do not worry. Please call our 24/7/365 customer care center at 800-831-3299 for assistance. We will help you anytime and any day, including weekends and holidays.
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