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      Girard Ford partners with Intoxalock | Press Release

      NORWICH, CT – Girard Ford is the Authorized Intoxalock® Ignition Interlock Service Center in not only the city of Norwich, but the entire county of New London that helps drivers get safely and legally back on the road. The Intoxalock ignition interlock device was developed by Iowa-based Consumer Safety Technology, Inc. (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.

      “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.”

      Service Centers like Girard Ford are sought out in different areas of each state across the nation to help ensure that Intoxalock customers receive premium customer service. Girard Ford specializes in sales and service of new and used vehicles while providing a reliable body shop and parts department for the city of Norwich. They have been installing and servicing the Intoxalock for over a year now and have installed over 25 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.

      “We’re very excited to have brought the Intoxalock ignition interlock device to the city of Norwich,” said Scott Roys, Service Manager of Girard Ford. “We already have an award winning Blue Oval Certified service department that includes three Ford Senior Master Technicians on staff. When you add in our dedicated sales and parts department, a body shop and emissions center and now the Intoxalock installation center, we truly feel like a one stop shopping dealership.”

      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 Intoxlalock/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 a home monitoring device.

      For additional information, as well as an instructional video, visit www.Intoxalock.com and find Intoxalock on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Intoxalock

      About Girard Ford

      Girard Ford is a family owned business and the Antonino family is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the area. Girard Ford has been servicing customer’s automotive needs in Connecticut since 1957. From the moment you walk into our showroom, you’ll know our commitment to Customer Service is second to none. We strive to make your experience with Girard Ford a good one – for the life of your vehicle. Whether you need to Purchase, Finance, or Service a New or Pre-Owned Ford, you’ve come to the right place.

      Information regarding Girard Ford can be found at www.girardford.com

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