Have you ever received an official-looking letter from the state that is telling you to install an Ignition Interlock? What you may discover is that all the locations this “official” letter lists, including the website and the number, only link to one provider.
But wait a minute! Surely there’s more than one Ignition Interlock provider that’s state-approved to provide you Interlock Device services? If this question is in the back of your mind, you’re absolutely right! In fact, every state but one (Hawaii) has more than one approved provider and it is up to you to decide on which Ignition Interlock company you’d like to go with for your court or state-mandated program.
Choosing a State-Approved Ignition Interlock Provider
Don’t be fooled by unethical advertising! You have the choice to do your own research rather than feeling like you’re being forced to go with an Ignition Interlock company that you know nothing about. Not only that, but in some states like Illinois, their rules and regulations for Ignition Interlock companies (under Section P) state that Interlock providers cannot send fake, “state official” letters that give off the impression that they’re the only provider!
Are Ignition Interlock Providers “Owned by the Government?”
Ignition Interlock companies are privately-owned and are neither owned nor endorsed by the states in which they operate. Most states will list all state-approved Ignition Interlock providers on their website so you can look at each one, ask for pricing and make sure their locations are close to you. Be sure to call the provider and speak with an actual person. You can tell quickly whether they care about customer service or not. If you’re unsure about any correspondence related to your Ignition Interlock requirements, you can also ask your legal representative if the letter is legitimate.
Can I Trust My Ignition Interlock Company?
If an Ignition Interlock provider is sending you “state or court official” letters, can you trust that they won’t deceive you in other ways? Make sure you are asking your potential provider some important Ignition Interlock questions, such as hidden pricing or long-term contracts. You don’t want to be stuck with a company that seems OK in the beginning, but then the program ends up costing you more than you bargained for. Over a million drivers have trusted Smart Start since 1992. We can’t be beat when it comes to providing a reliable and trustworthy Ignition Interlock service!
If your legal representative, state office or court does not provide you a list of providers, you can conduct some research online. Make sure your provider is approved to provide Ignition Interlock services in your state.
Choosing Smart Start Ignition Interlocks
Smart Start is the U.S.’ Ignition Interlock leader with a local and worldwide team that clients can trust. We will not deceive you and will provide all the information you need up-front. Choosing Smart Start also means you are choosing an affordable program, a dependable device and a friendly customer service team. We’re not here to earn your business through deceptive practices …. Only through excellent customer service, affordable pricing and convenient locations!