What to Expect for Your Smart Start North Carolina Ignition Interlock Program

Smart Start Technician Helping Ignition Interlock Client

Do you know what to expect before, during and after your Smart Start Interlock NC program? Remember that you are in good hands with the number one provider as you navigate through your Interlock NC requirement. You also have resources to guide you through your DWI and Ignition Interlock process. For any questions about your Interlock eligibility, call the North Carolina DMV.

If you still need to install an Interlock in NC or have any questions, call Smart Start at (800) 831-3299 or fill out our online form.

Now let’s go over the details from the beginning, middle and end of your Smart Start North Carolina Ignition Interlock program.

The Beginning of your Smart Start NC Interlock Program

If you’ve already scheduled your installation appointment, you’re on the right path to getting your Smart Start Interlock. If you do not have an appointment, simply call (800) 831-3299 or fill out our online form to answer a few general questions. We will provide you the nearest Smart Start North Carolina Interlock service center, your quote and confirm your appointment!

Make sure to bring the following to your Smart Start North Carolina Interlock installation appointment:

  • Two forms of ID
  • Proof of residence
  • Limited Driving Privilege Impaired Driving form (if applicable)
  • Vehicle registration or a notarized letter from the registered owner of the vehicle you will be using

Our friendly technicians will install your Interlock and go over how the tests work until you are comfortable with the process. You should be in and out of the service center in no time!

Now that you have the Interlock in your vehicle, let’s go over what to expect during your Smart Start Ignition Interlock program.

During Your Smart Start NC Interlock Program

During your driving trips, you have likely noticed there are random running retests. The device will prompt for a test randomly as you drive to ensure your accountability to not drink and drive. These retests last up to five minutes. Make sure you take the breath test before the five-minute countdown ends.

You’ll also need to visit a North Carolina service center either every 30 or 60 days. These monthly service appointments, otherwise known as calibrations, ensure your device is still working properly. In North Carolina, you must have all your Ignition Interlock services done in-state. For your convenience, Smart Start offers many service locations in North Carolina!

The End of Your Smart Start NC Interlock Program

Finally, we come toward the end of your Interlock program. If you’re unsure when your end date is, you can contact the North Carolina DMV, the oversight authority of your Interlock requirement, to confirm when you can remove your device. Otherwise, you can typically find your end date on the back of your restricted license.

Once you have confirmation of your end date, call Smart Start to schedule your removal appointment. Our technicians will take care of you and remove the device within minutes.

Have any questions? Our 24/7/365 Customer Care Center is available for you at (800) 831-3299.

Get Back on the Road with Smart Start

Need to schedule an Ignition Interlock installation appointment? Call (800) 831-3299 or fill out our online form to get back on the road.