Vehicles now have an economical function that automatically stops someone’s engine at red lights and stop signs to reduce fuel consumption.
What some people may wonder is if these stop-and-go vehicles affect Ignition Interlocks.
Ignition Interlocks Installed in Eco, or Stop-And-Start, Vehicles
At Smart Start, our Ignition Interlocks can be installed on nearly any vehicle.
With manufacturers developing and selling eco cars, Smart Start’s Interlocks are keeping up the pace.
Because of this advanced technology, eco cars and hybrid engine vehicles will need extra time for installation. The complex wiring requires our qualified technicians to take extra time to take care of your vehicle.
When you call our Customer Care Center, we will help you by setting up an appointment and noting you have a start-stop car at your nearest Smart Start location. We recommend you book an all-day appointment. There may also be some additional fees involved because of the complexity of the vehicle. This may not mean your appointment will take all day, but it is a possibility! We want to ensure that we are taking utmost caution and care to your vehicle.
What Exactly is a Start-and-Stop Vehicle?
An eco-friendly car with start-stop technology saves your fuel by turning your engine off when you come to a stop. This feature will even disable the engine for only a couple seconds at a red light. This technology is in both gasoline and hybrid engine vehicles.
Safety in Start-and-Stop Cars and Ignition Interlocks
There is one thing stop-and-starts and Interlocks have in common. They both ensure safety when someone gets behind the wheel.
Ignition Interlocks can physically stop someone who’s intoxicated from driving their vehicle. If someone blows into the Interlock’s mouthpiece and they fail the test, they will not be able to get on the road drunk.
Need an Ignition Interlock? Our team will be able to set up an appointment for you and provide you a quote. Call Smart Start at 800-831-3299 or fill out our quick and easy online form.