COLLINSVILLE, IL – Laura Buick-GMC is an Authorized Intoxalock® Ignition Interlock Service Center located in Collinsville, but serves the entire southern part of Madison County in helping drivers get safely and legally back on the road. The Intoxalock ignition interlock device was developed by Iowa-based Consumer Safety Technology, LLC (CST) and is the first driving safety device of its kind to offer advanced technology that enhances the performance standards of the interlock industry.
The Intoxalock is a discreet, hand-held alcohol sensor that tests a driver's breath to determine their breath alcohol content. The device will prohibit the vehicle from starting if the driver fails the test. The Intoxalock is primarily used by people who are legally required to have an ignition interlock device in their vehicle because of a drunk-driving violation. However, more and more users are beginning to voluntarily install the device for safety preferences within their families and businesses.
"Laura Buick-GMC is very excited to a part of the Intoxalock service network,” said Scott Sipole, Service Director at Laura Buick-GMC. “Knowing that we are helping make the roads safer is a great honor of ours. In addition to being an Intoxalock installation center, we service all makes and models in our Service Department, we have a top of the line Sales and Parts Department, and all of our technicians are ASE trained. We take pride in the work that we do and are always striving for "Completely Satisfied".”
Service Centers like Laura Buick-GMC are sought out in different areas of each state across the nation to help ensure that Intoxalock customers receive premium customer service. Laura Buick-GMC specializes in sales and service of new and used vehicles while providing a reliable full-service repair shop for all makes and models in the city of Collinsville. The dealership has only been installing and servicing the Intoxalock since April of this year and have already installed over 45 devices. Installation, which does not affect the vehicle’s performance, takes approximately one hour and the state mandated, bi-monthly recalibrations take only a few minutes.
“Intoxalock is first and foremost a driving safety device and it has a range of benefits,” said Dave Arringdale, CEO of CST. “For example, a family might choose to use Intoxalock to ensure the safety of a loved one who has a drinking problem. Large companies that have a fleet of vehicles on the road also use our equipment to ensure the safety of their employees and reduce liability risks.”
Intoxalock users lease the device from CST who’s support center puts users directly in touch with their local service center for installation. To use the Intoxalock, a driver simply pushes a button, submits their breath sample, and waits for the LED screen to display their breath alcohol content reading. If the driver passes, they can start the car and head to their destination. If a driver doesn’t pass, they will be unable to start the car and will have to wait a period of time before submitting another breath test. The Intoxalock device also alerts a driver when it’s time to return to a service center for recalibration.
About Consumer Safety Technology
In conjunction with researchers at Iowa State University, CST developed the Intoxalock® using alcohol-specific fuel cell technology in 1992. CST was the first company in the country to use this cutting-edge technology, which is now the ignition interlock industry standard. In 2010, CST added the option of advanced technology features to their Legacy device through their Intoxalock eLERT™ product line. The Intoxalock eLERT offers GPS functionality, imaging technology, real-time reporting, and instant event notifications in both a mobile and home monitoring device.
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About Laura Buick-GMC
Laura Buick-GMC was founded in August 1981 and has been a well-established business in Collinsville for over 30 years. Laura Buick-GMC is family owned and operated with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. We combine family values, integrity, and character so that our customers are ensured to experience excellent service and are treated with the upmost respect.
Information regarding Laura Buick-GMC can be found at http://www.laurabuickgmc.com.
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