There are certain parts of the USA that literally freeze over when winter hits. From ice storms to snow storms and everything in between, states like Minnesota, Utah, and Idaho suffer from frigid cold that leaves a layer of ice on everything left outside, including your Guardian Interlock.
So what happens to your Guardian Interlock when it’s below freezing outside? Don’t worry – although it’s a high tech device designed to measure your blood alcohol concentrations (BAC), it’s also engineered to work accurately in all types of weather. In extreme cold, you may require a slightly longer than average warm up time, but it should perform normally.
On the flip side of cold weather is blistering heat, and many states find themselves hitting extreme temperatures in the summer. When in steamy climates, you can ensure your Guardian Interlock is working well by avoiding long exposure to direct sunlight. Dirt and debris can also have an effect on your Guardian Interlock, so keeping both it and your vehicle clean will be beneficial to you during your program. You may wish to wipe down your interlock with a damp cloth on occasion, but when you clean it, just be sure to avoid using any sort of alcohol-based cleaner as that could result in you having a false-positive test.
In most states, you can take your Guardian Interlock off your vehicle and bring it inside. That way if it’s too cold outside or too hot, you won’t have to worry about it needing to warm up or cool down before starting your vehicle.
Having a driving under the influence (DUI) charge on your record is stressful and can cause a lot of worry, but neither snow nor rain nor heat will keep your Guardian Interlock from working properly. You can relax knowing that, when it’s time to start your vehicle during your interlock program, as long as you’re sober your interlock will work for you.