What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

  • An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is a breathalyzer installed in a vehicle’s ignition system. It requires the driver to provide a breath sample before the engine starts. If the sample exceeds the predetermined blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit, the vehicle will not start.

How does the IID work?

  • The IID is connected to your vehicle’s ignition system. Before starting your car, you must blow into the device. If your BAC is below the set limit, your car will start. Periodic retests may be required while driving to ensure continued sobriety.

Who needs an IID?

  • Individuals convicted of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or related offenses may be required by the court to install an IID as a condition of license reinstatement or probation.

How long do I need to have an IID installed?

  • Usually, it can range from six months to several years. Your court documents or state DMV will provide specific information.

Can the IID shut off my car while I’m driving?

  • No, the IID will not shut off your car once it is running. However, rolling retests may be required while you are driving. You will be given sufficient time to pull over safely and provide a breath sample.

What happens if I fail a breath test?

  • If you fail a breath test, your vehicle will not start. The device will record the failed test, and it may be reported to the monitoring authority. Repeated failures could result in additional penalties or extension of the IID requirement.

How often do I need to get the IID serviced?

  • Service intervals are typically every 30 to 60 days, depending on state regulations. During servicing, the device will be calibrated, and the data will be downloaded and sent to the appropriate monitoring authority.

How much does an IID cost?

  • Costs vary based on the provider and state regulations, but generally include installation fees, monthly rental fees, and servicing fees. At 316 Interlock, we offer competitive pricing and transparent fees to help manage costs.

What should I do if my IID malfunctions?

  • If your IID malfunctions, contact your service provider immediately. Do not attempt to tamper with or fix the device yourself. Your provider will guide you on the next steps, which may include bringing your vehicle in for a service appointment.

Can someone else drive my car with an IID installed?

  • Yes, anyone can drive your car, but they will need to use the IID and provide breath samples. Inform any other drivers about how the IID works and the consequences of failing a breath test.

What happens at the end of the IID requirement period?

  • Once you have met all the requirements and the court or DMV has confirmed that you are eligible, you can schedule an appointment to have your service provider remove the IID.

How do I schedule an installation or removal of an IID?

  • To schedule an installation or removal, contact 316 Interlock. Our team will guide you through the process and schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you.

Why choose 316 Interlock?

  • At 316 Interlock, we offer professional and affordable IID installation, monitoring, and removal services. Backed by Global Interlock Services, we provide reliable support to help you comply with court orders and regain your driving privileges. Contact us today to learn more!