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Ignition Interlock Costs

At Smart Start, we have affordable pricing guarantee, with no hidden fees!

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

Save up to $300* over the course of your IID program vs. other national competitors. Get started today!

Ahorre hasta 300 $* en el curso de su programa IID en comparación con otros conpetidores nacionales. ¡Empieza hoy!

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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 is this going to cost me?” At Smart Start, we know the process of being charged with or convicted of a DUI can be a 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 the best price and an IID that’s affordable, dependable, and easy to use. We’ll give you the support you need to successfully finish your IID 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 IID:

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

Total Ignition Interlock Costs with Smart Start

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One-time enrollment & installation fee

Avg. $120

To install our Ignition Interlock Device on your car, you will pay a one-time enrollment and installation fee. Your enrollment fee secures your appointment, and we work with the shops to set a reasonable installation fee, depending on the area.

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Simple monthly lease – no long-term contracts

Avg. $95

Smart Start offers a monthly lease, with no long-term commitment and no cancellation fees. Other Ignition Interlock providers charge up to $300 in early termination fees and $65 in administrative closing fees.

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Monthly calibration and service fee


We know that you have other commitments besides Ignition Interlock – that’s why we don’t charge our clients a monthly calibration fee, saving you an average of $300 per year.

Compare the cost savings with Smart Start

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  • Installation Fee
  • Calibration Fee
  • Early Termination Fee
  • Removal Fee
  • Long-term Contract
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  • $120 Average
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • $89 Average
  • Monthly Lease
  • Competitors
  • Up to $500
  • $25 Each Visit
  • Up to $300
  • Up to $200
  • 12 Month Commitment

More ways Smart Start saves you money on your Ignition Interlock Program

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 monitoring 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 or going to our Client Portal FAQ page.

How Our Auto-Pay Can Save You Money

Auto-pay is a convenient way for you to allow 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. You can choose weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly. Smart Start will bill your credit card up to two (2) days before your lockout date.

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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 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 learn more about these types of insurance on our blog or from our partners in your state*!

If you are wondering if you can receive financial assistance with an 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 the Ignition Interlock program, will know how to help. You can also visit our state cost pages to see if you 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 thousands of 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. Our 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 a variety of affordable pricing options, like our auto-pay, to help make the Ignition Interlock costs more manageable. Additionally, our Customer Care Center offers 24/7 customer support and a network of over 2,000 service centers across the country, making 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 ZIP code 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 make the installation of your Ignition Interlock Device (IID) easy, quick and convenient. Not only does Smart Start offer thousands of installation locations, but many are open during evenings and on Saturdays.

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

Be sure to notify your monitoring 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.