With your ignition interlock set up and ready to use, you want to avoid problems and keep it operating smoothly. It shouldn't be a huge inconvenience; it should be a device that allows you to stay on the road, stay compliant, and not interfere with your regular work life.
Naylor's Auto Repair knows that having a properly functioning device is critical to keep your life moving. Our team is available for support and assistance to keep you safe, compliant, and on the road. Here are a few key ways to avoid malfunctions with your device to keep you driving and reduce frustrations.
Why Ignition Interlock Issues Happen
Many issues begin with ignition interlock devices that are poorly maintained or ignored. While it may not be the most fun device to have, if you take care of it a bit, it will work better and allow you to continue your life without hassle.
A few issues occur when the device is dirty, stored on the seat or floor, used incorrectly, or not serviced as needed. The best way to stay ahead of these problems is to prevent them.
You can follow these steps to prevent more significant issues, frustration, or impacts on your work or life.
Do your research—you should learn more about how ignition interlock devices work to streamline your use. Read all warnings and recommendations from the manufacturer. Understand the device's functionality and the legal requirements around its use.
Keep the device clean and dry using only a dampened cloth. Changing out the mouthpieces regularly is a good idea, so keep extras on hand.
Call a service technician for assistance in fixing your device, this will help to prevent concerns of tampering. If anything goes wrong or seems to be wrong, get help from a certified technician ASAP.
Store the device in the holder to protect it from damage. Don't leave the device on the seat or the floor, especially not while you're driving.
Be careful and conscientious when using the device, this includes pulling over to perform any retests.
Don't eat, drink, or use tobacco prior to using the device. Certain things can cause false positives or cause the device to malfunction. Plan ahead before driving, and remember that retesting occurs at random intervals.
Talk to Naylor's Auto Repair
The team at Naylor's Auto Repair is available for ignition interlock assistance, support, and questions. Reach out any time or stop by to work with us on installing and overseeing your device. We're happy to help.