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How to put E-ZPass on the windshield

E-ZPass is one of the most effective toll-collection systems in the United States. There are 17 states connected in the network and others, like Washington DC and Orlando.

The system has been active for over three decades. Still, many people are starting to get into it and don’t know anything about installing their devices. 

For starters, when you first register on your state’s E-Zpass website, you must require a transponder. You can also get them from your nearest customer service center.

This device effectuates the payment whenever you drive through a toll booth without stopping your car.

The system is hugely convenient for those who travel long distances regularly, as it enhances your travel experience and helps you arrive at your destination faster.

If you are unsure where to put your E-ZPass, first, you should note it must be attached to your windshield. Still, below are some detailed instructions so you can mount your transponder quickly.

How to mount an E-ZPass transponder on your car’s windshield?

  1. For the first step, you must ensure your windshield’s interior is clean and dry. Your E-ZPass transponder goes around the rearview mirror area. You can use the small dots to guide you if you are not sure. 
  2. Take your E-ZPass transponder, and identify the front face of it. You will notice there are two upward-pointing arrows. Still, it’s easy to recognize the front face because it has the E-ZPass logo.
  3. Your E-ZPass transponder comes with mounting strips. It would be best if you did not remove them. They have a tape attached; it is recommended to remove that instead.
  4. Make sure the tag label is facing you. You can ensure the transponder is positioned correctly if the arrows are pointing to the roof of your car. After making sure it is well-positioned, please adhere it to the windshield’s center zone in an area where it doesn’t distract you.

Essentially, these are all the steps you need to follow to mount your E-ZPass transponder on your car’s windshield. Still, if you need more help, you can find even more detailed instructions on the Virginia E-Zpass website.

Do I need to do anything else after mounting my transponder?

Not necessarily. No actions are required after you install your E-ZPass, assuming you have activated your tag.

However, remember you must wait 24 hours so your E-ZPass tag works in your residence state. If you want to travel outside the state, you must wait 48 hours.

After that, you won’t have any problems as long as funds are available in your E-ZPass account.

Remember that your E-ZPass tag works in 17 states. Therefore, you don’t need to acquire a new device to drive through tolled lines unless traveling to a state where E-ZPass is not accepted.

One of the best options to solve this problem is to get CFX’s new E-ZPass Xtra, which works in the other 18 states.