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Ignition Interlock Costs

At Smart Start, we have affordable pricing for one of the best Interlocks!

While exact prices vary by state, our expert Program Advisors are available to provide you with a custom quote - schedule your installation today.

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How much does an Ignition Interlock Device cost?

If you were recently told that you need an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), also known as a car breathalyzer, you may have asked yourself, “How much does an Ignition Interlock cost? At Smart Start, we know the process of being charged with or convicted of a DUI offense (Driving Under the Influence) can be confusing. With so many unknowns, we want to make the process as simple as possible. That is why by choosing Smart Start, you’ll get an IID that’s affordable and easy to use. We’ll give you the support you need to successfully finish your IID program. Plus, you will know the cost of the Ignition Interlock Device upfront, that way there are no surprises when you get signed up for an Ignition Interlock program

Each person’s Interlock journey is unique to them and so the Ignition Interlock Device costs will vary as well. Here are a few key factors that will determine the cost of an Interlock Device:

  • Resident state laws and regulations
  • Court IID requirements
  • Length of time you are required to have the device installed
  • Ignition Interlock Provider
  • Insurance

Smart Start’s Ignition Interlock Pricing to Get You Started

One-Time Enrollment Fee


Depending on your location, you may need to pay a one-time, nonrefundable enrollment fee to secure your installation appointment. We strive to schedule your installation appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.

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Device Installation Labor Fee

AS LOW AS $99+

You’ll pay an installation fee to the service location that installs your Ignition Interlock Device. Skilled technicians will have your Interlock installed quickly so you can get back on the road.

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Affordable Monthly Lease

AS LOW AS $74.99+

Along with our simple and affordable monthly lease, we won’t lock you into a long-term contract, giving you the flexibility to finish your Interlock requirement on your terms.

+Pricing as of 10/1/23 and is subject to change. Does not include taxes and fees. Total cost may vary depending on the type of vehicle and the location you choose for your IID installation.

More Ways Smart Start Simplifies Having an Interlock

Our Smart Start Client Portal

Smart Start makes it easy to manage your account with our Client Portal. You can access the Client Portal by downloading our free Smart Start Client Portal app or on our website. Client Portal allows you to make a payment, change your payment method, find the nearest Smart Start service center, and provide information to your state authority by making notes on your account, all in one place!

Any new or existing Smart Start customer can use the Client Portal. You can learn more about our Client Portal by watching these training videos  going to our Client Portal FAQ page.

How Our Auto-Pay Can Save You Time

Auto-pay is a convenient way for you to authorize Smart Start to make recurring charges to your credit card, alleviating the need to worry about keeping up to date with payments. When you set up auto-pay, Smart Start will automatically bill your credit card based on the timeframe you select.

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State Ignition Interlock Pricing FAQs

Each state has its own laws regarding the use of Ignition Interlocks for individuals convicted of drunk driving. These differences in requirements mean that the total cost of an Ignition Interlock will vary widely by state. If you have questions about Ignition Interlock Device pricing in your home state, you can call our fantastic Program Advisors in our Customer Care Center at (800) 831-3299. You can also visit our State Information page to find more about your state’s Ignition Interlock Device laws, forms, and FAQs.

Insurance After a DUI and Financial Assistance

Most drivers who get a DUI or DWI for drunk driving will end up having their auto insurance, and possibly other insurance, impacted. If you find yourself in this situation, you will likely be required to get “high-risk” insurance for coverage. Your current insurance providers may not offer that type of “high-risk” insurance, which means you will have to find another provider.

In addition, your state or jurisdiction may require proof of that insurance coverage, which is known as an SR-22, or FR-44 document or certificate. An SR-22 is an official document proving that a driver bought a minimum level of liability coverage, a type of insurance that covers bodily injury and property damage caused by an accident. You can can learn more about these types of insurance on our blog.

If you are wondering if you can receive financial assistance with Ignition Interlock costs in your area, feel free to ask Smart Start’s Customer Care Center team. If we cannot provide an answer to you, your monitoring authority, or whomever ordered you to participate in the Ignition Interlock program, will know how to help. You can also visit our state cost pages to learn more about whether you may qualify for an indigent program in your state.

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How do I install a Smart Start Ignition Interlock Device?

That’s our specialty! Contact at us at (800) 831-3299 to set up an appointment or schedule an appointment online. We have over 1,500 service centers, so we’ll find a location that’s convenient for you.

Ignition Interlock installation typically takes a couple of hours, and it’s easy to set a same-day appointment. Skilled technicians will:

  • Install your Interlock Device
  • Demonstrate the proper way to use it.
  • Give you hands-on training so you’re comfortable using it.

We Are Here to Help!

As always, if you have any questions related to your Ignition Interlock program, including how much an Ignition Interlock will cost you or how to make a payment, you can reach out to our Customer Care Center. Our Program Advisors are ready to help answer any questions you may have and get you back on the road as soon as possible. Call us today at (800) 831-3299 or fill out our short online form.

Why Choose Smart Start?

Smart Start is one of the leading providers of Ignition Interlock Devices and we offer various payment options, like our auto-pay, to help make the Ignition Interlock process simple. Additionally, our Customer Care Center offers 24/7 customer support. With a network of over 2,000 Smart Start locations across the country, we make it easy to get the help you need, when you need it.

How can I find the nearest Smart Start Service Center location?

We have thousands of service centers in the U.S. and internationally. It’s easy to find the nearest Smart Start location by entering your zipcode in our online service center search tool.

We know that you want to get back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. That’s why we strive to make the installation of your Ignition Interlock Device (IID) quick and easy. Not only does Smart Start offer convenient installation locations, but many are open during evenings and on.

Each Smart Start location is staffed with friendly, state-certified who are trained to install Ignition Interlock Devices on any vehicle make and . Our technicians also provide one-on-one training so that you’re comfortable using your Ignition Interlock Device.

Be sure to notify your state authority if you’re planning to travel during your Ignition Interlock requirement. Some states require that you install and service your IID at a service center within state lines. To find out if your state has specific requirements, please choose your state’s page on our website.