How Much Is An Ignition Interlock Going To Cost Me?

Ignition Interlock Device

Smart Start breaks down the total cost of an Ignition Interlock device or IID.

Do you need an Ignition Interlock device? When you need to install an IID, we understand that you may be struggling with other costs related to a DUI, DWI or OWII. On a voluntary basis, you may not want to spend a lot in the process.

It does not have to be daunting, though.

Smart Start is a reputable and certified provider with more than 25 years’ experience. We know what we’re doing, and we want to help you every step of the way, including the fees that come with your program.

So let’s break down how much an Interlock device could be.

  • Installation

A general estimate will be between $70 to $150 for installing the device into your vehicle. Costs are different depending on where you are located. Make sure to ask your Smart Start customer service agent about any discounts. A lot of our service shops offer free installations, free first month or other specials! Keep in mind that vehicles such as hybrids, push-to-start ignitions or remote starts may have a higher fee.

  • Monthly fees

Calibration services are regular check-ups of your device by your service center. These appointments are usually monthly. Calibrating the device can range from $60 to $150. This cost often depends on the monitoring, and other requirements of the state, county or municipality that ordered you to have an IID.

  • Removal

There is a device removal fee that can range from $50 to $100. You will pay this fee once you have completed your program. Make sure you have approval from your court, state monitoring authority, department of motor vehicles or other monitoring authority before scheduling a removal appointment.

Looking at these different fees may seem cumbersome now, but in reality, you are paying less compared to buying a Starbucks coffee every day to drive again legally. In other words, it can be between $3 to $5 a day, depending on your state’s requirements. That amount is considerably less than paying for a taxi or an Uber for a year!

Smart Start, as a leader in Interlock solutions nationwide, works to offer the lowest Ignition Interlock cost, monthly fees and other factors to make your program as stress-free as possible.

In addition, when you speak with a Smart Start customer care agent and provide only a few general details about your vehicle, you will be provided a quote before your appointment. You will have an idea of what you are paying before the day of installation!

If you feel as if you can’t afford your Interlock device, do not worry. Your monitoring authority or state department can help. For example, your state may have an indigent program to offer or other options.

Remember, not all Interlock device costs are the same. Regulations for Interlocks vary state-by-state – including the cost of the device and any other associated fees.

Smart Start provides Interlock devices that are affordable yet have an unsurpassed quality. We mean speedy tests, a discreet appearance and easy-to-use breath patterns. Essentially, Smart Start will partner with you to make sure you have a successful, seamless program at the lowest cost.

Smart Start does NOT do long-term contracts OR hidden fees!

A lot of our service centers offer free installations, free first month or other specials. Ask our customer service team for any available Interlock discounts in your area at 800.831.3299, or fill out our quick and easy online form.