The day has come and you couldn’t be more excited – you’re getting your ignition interlock removed! You’ve done the crime, and you’ve successfully done the time, learned your lesson and now you’re ready to move on with your life. No more jokes from your friends or odd looks from strangers. You’re about to be free to drive without worrying about what that ignition interlock says about your breath, what a relief! Before you head out for your last round of starting your car and submitting rolling re-test breath samples between home and your service provider, you need to be prepared so that it all goes smoothly.
- Get your paperwork in order. You’ve already made your appointment, and you don’t want to show up without any necessary documentation that allows the removal of your device.
- Spare the time. De-installing an ignition interlock takes time to assure the device was removed properly.
- Rest assured. Your vehicle will still start and drive just like it did before you had the device installed.
- Congratulate yourself. The removal of your ignition interlock signals that you followed through with your commitment to sober driving.
Your ignition interlock service provider will walk you through all of the steps of the removal process and be there to answer any of your questions. Once the device is off and you sign any other necessary paperwork, you should be free to drive as you did before. After that, any further concerns can be taken to your reporting agency, or you can always call your service provider for information. Your partnership doesn’t have to end after you get back into your car, and a great ignition interlock service provider will always be available to answer your questions.
Finally, you’re encouraged to smile. You made it through a frustrating experience and have come out a better person on the other side. Do a victory lap and call your mother. We’re all proud of you, and you should be, too.