Learn the Biggest Hidden Ignition Interlock Costs to Save You Money

Smart Start Ignition Interlock Held in Vehicle

Let’s get real. An Ignition Interlock Device may not seem like the most exciting idea ever if you need to use one. But the fact is, an Ignition Interlock can allow you to drive again sooner rather than later, which means getting back to a regular routine after a DUI. One thing that may leave you hesitating on choosing an Ignition Interlock provider could be the cost.

Shopping around for an Ignition Interlock can seem daunting, and you have a right to perform your due diligence and compare prices. Some providers will throw in any type of added fee that they can. Don’t fret though! Smart Start will break down what hidden Ignition Interlock costs to look out for exactly, so you are better informed with the right Ignition Interlock Device that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Below is the ultimate Ignition Interlock hidden cost guide so you are prepared throughout your program.

Common Hidden Ignition Interlock Costs

Smart Start keeps it simple by only charging you what you expect each month, but other providers will add little fees such as service or data entry charges that can add up quickly. Watch for these extra Ignition Interlock fees when you are asking your provider about pricing:

  • Data processing fees
  • Shipping and handling
  • Administrative fees
  • Set-up fee
  • Labor fees
  • Mouthpiece fee

You should also carefully read your lease agreement from your Ignition Interlock provider. If the lease states that there are more fees that will be charged by the service center, these are additional costs you may not even be aware of! You could be looking at extra costs like a contractor installation or contractor calibration fee.

Smart Start ensures transparency with our costs so you are not left blind-sided. We do not charge our clients ANY of the costs above! But the best part is that you are not locked into a long-term contract, unlike other providers. With Smart Start, you know exactly what you’re paying for at each Interlock service.

The Reality of Ignition Interlock Costs

First, you may know that there are some typical costs with the Ignition Interlock program already, like the installation and removal services. What you may not know is that each Ignition Interlock provider has different pricing. If you compare costs, you may find that Smart Start is one of the lowest without compromising the quality of a good device and excellent customer service!

When you break down the costs, an Ignition Interlock can cost anywhere from $3 to $5 a day, which is less than a mocha or Frappuccino at Starbucks. With how little this can be a day, it’s a small price to drive again and get back to your regular routine!

Above anything else, know that you can ask our friendly Ignition Interlock service agents anything if you need clarification. We don’t burden our clients with hidden fees or long-term contracts, so rest assured that you will be in good hands throughout your Smart Start Ignition Interlock program!

Need an Ignition Interlock?

Let Smart Start help you get back on the road. We are the worldwide leader of Ignition Interlocks with fair pricing, a discreet device, same-day installation availability and friendly customer service. Schedule your installation appointment today by calling (800) 831-3299 or by filling out our online form.