What Are Some Low Cost Ignition Interlock Device Options?

If you’ve been convicted of DUI/DWI, you know the whole process can be an expensive proposition. The suspension of your driver’s license can have enormous financial consequences — you could lose your job if you don’t have reliable transportation. But every state and Washington DC now have ignition interlock laws that allow qualified people to start driving again in restricted driving programs without serving the full suspension time. What these programs all have in common is the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle.

At ALCOLOCK, we understand what you’re going through. We’re pioneers in the ignition interlock industry, and we offer low cost ignition interlock options at locations across the United States. If you need to get an ignition interlock device installed, we can help you with affordable installation and monthly maintenance costs. You’ll find we have some of the best pricing in the industry. Ask us about monthly specials in your state — in the past, these have included free installation, or first month of maintenance visits free with a 6-month or longer lease.

The exact installation, maintenance and removal costs will depend on what state you live in, and how long you are required to have the ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. It will also depend on if you have more than one vehicle with an IID installed. There is no way to cut corners with an ignition interlock device where you can buy it on Amazon and install it yourself.

State laws require you to have the ignition interlock device installed by a certified professional.

You lease the IID for the duration of your restricted driving program. In most cases, the installation and monthly maintenance visit costs break down to about $2-3 a day. That’s not bad, especially when you consider that not driving could cause you to lose your job, and wreak havoc on your family..

Monthly Maintenance

And you can’t skip the monthly maintenance visits, which is where your technician checks the device for operation issues and uploads the information the device has recorded to the DMV, including:

  • How many times you blew into the device
  • The date and time you took each test
  • How many times you passed the breath test
  • How many times (if any) you failed the breath test
  • If you skipped a rolling retest
  • If you tried to tamper with or remove the device
  • If you tried to have someone else take the test for you
  • And more

The ignition interlock device will send you a reminder of your scheduled appointment each month, so it’s easy to take care of. If you have to reschedule, call us right away, so that we can make arrangements. Maintenance visits usually only last 20 minutes or less. Don’t skip a visit, or the device could lock you out until you have your vehicle towed in to a service center.

Accurate, Reliable and Easy to Use Ignition Interlock Devices

Our ignition interlock devices are extremely accurate, reliable and easy to use. At your installation visit, your technician will give you a full training session in how to use the device, including how to blow into the device to register a reliable result, what all of the sounds and on screen displays mean, and more. The technician will also discuss any issues you need to be aware of. If someone else will be driving your vehicle as well, we will train that person in the use of the device, at no extra cost to you.

Voluntary Ignition Interlock Devices

You don’t have to be under a court order to have an ignition interlock device installed in your personal or commercial vehicle. ALCOLOCK installs and leases IIDs for personal and commercial use. Whether you’re in recovery and you want to make sure you don’t drink and drive, or you’re concerned about a loved one or employee using your vehicle while they’re under the influence of alcohol, we can help. Leasing costs for a voluntary device are lower than for a court-ordered device, because we don’t have to upload the information to a third party.

Get Back on the Road with ALCOLOCK

At ALCOLOCK, we’re dedicated to helping you succeed in your restricted driving program. Installation of your ignition interlock device is fast and easy, and many times, we can get your installation scheduled within 48 hours of you making contact with us. Call 866-700-9300 to get started, or use our contact form to schedule your IID installation.