Ignition Interlock Program

Absolute Autoguard is pleased to offer the Ignition Interlock Program to residents of Manitoba. With our 15+ years of automotive electronic installation & upfitting experience we have the knowledge and skills to provide you technical service while you are enrolled in the Ignition Interlock Program. Absolute Autoguard is responsible for the installation, calibration and removal of Smart Start Devices, and for downloading data from the device and sending it to MPI & Smart Start Canada.

Program Hierarchy

While the majority of your interaction will be with Absolute Autoguard while you are in the Ignition Interlock Program, it is important to remember that we are only one component of the program. Absolute Autoguard is responsible for installing, downloading data from, and calibrating your Ignition Interlock Device at your scheduled appointment. Your download is sent to Smart Start Canada where they expand the data and send it to MPI for their records and monitoring. This data includes your attempts, passes, fails and lockouts and the time associated with each event. The Province of Manitoba has authority of the program through MPI. They keep track of your case and program compliance throughout your time in the program. The Province of Manitoba and MPI determine whether you are eligible to participate in the program and your successful completion.

Service Locations


** All vehicle servicing related to the Ignition Interlock Program requires scheduling an appointment in advance at the service location of your choice. **



Absolute Autoguard has two locations in Winnipeg that handle installs, removals and calibrations.

Absolute Autoguard
1200 Fife Street
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2N6
Telephone: 844-432-4776
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Absolute Autoguard (Smart Start Service Only)
Unit A 1420 Clarence Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3T 1T6
Telephone: 844-432-4776
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Rural Locations

Absolute Autoguard has established a network of rural third-party service shops so you can schedule your appointments more conveniently. These locations are also available for installs, removals and calibrations.

Brandon, Mb.
Extreme Electronics

121-17th St. North
Brandon, MB R7A 1G6

Dauphin, Mb.
Denray Tire
55 Keays Street
Dauphin, MB R7N 3B3

Flin Flon, Mb.
The Tire Shop
MB-10 Alt
Flin Flon, MB R8A 1N7

The Pas, Mb.
Murray GM
212 Larose Avenue
The Pas, MB R9A 1L1

Thompson, Mb.
Speedy Glass
91a Kelsey Bay
Thompson, MB R8N 1S3

Winkler, Mb.
Pembina Valley Auto
545 Cargill Road
Winkler, MB R6W 0A1


Additional Resources

Smart Start Canada has an FAQ page for questions specifically about what they do.
Smart Start FAQ

MPI has a brochure detailing the steps for applying to and completing the Ignition Interlock Program. Please read this document and keep it handy to assist you throughout the your time in the program.
MPI Ignition Interlock Brochure

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