Can I work on my vehicle if I have an Ignition Interlock?
Asking yourself this question? If you have an Ignition Interlock in your vehicle, there are certain rules you need to follow to ensure a successful and seamless program. One of those rules has to do with working on your vehicle while the Ignition Interlock is equipped. Let’s go over this scenario and what to do if you are in this situation.
Working on a Vehicle with an Ignition Interlock Equipped
Working on your vehicle can mean a lot of different things. If you’re making some aesthetic changes like a paint job or changing out your wheels, these tasks should not have anything to do with your Ignition Interlock. If you want to make more internal, electrical repairs or anything related to your car’s battery, it is best to reach out to the Smart Start Customer Care Center at (800) 831-3299. Our Ignition Interlock experts can advise you on what to do or point you in the right direction. It is best not to change anything while your Ignition Interlock is equipped! You can face additional fees and/or consequences for tampering with the Ignition Interlock.
Taking Your Car to a Mechanic?
Need major repairs done on your vehicle with an Ignition Interlock equipped? The best option is to take the vehicle to your mechanic. With Smart Start, we have state-by-state rules for mechanics who can bypass the device in order to work on your vehicle. Keep in mind that some states do not allow bypass codes. If this is the case, your mechanic can still work on your vehicle. Remember to your receipt as proof and provide the receipt(s) to Smart Start!
In any case, you always have Smart Start’s friendly Customer Care Center to walk you through anything related to your Ignition Interlock program. Give us a call at (800) 831-3299 and we’ll assist you so you’re experiencing the easiest Ignition Interlock program!
Need an Ignition Interlock?
Get back on the road with Smart Start. We are the largest Ignition Interlock provider in the world with excellent pricing and superior customer service. Schedule an installation appointment today by calling (800) 831-3299 or by filling out our online form.