Ambulance Remounts: A Sustainable Fleet Management Option 

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The Benefits of Ambulance Remounts

Ambulance remounts are a great choice in terms of refreshing the vehicle, extending its lifespan, while optimizing costs. At Crestline and Demers, we offer comprehensive ambulance remounting services, specially catered to the needs of our clients and their fleet requirements.

What is an Ambulance Remount?

Ambulance remounting involves the process of upgrading an existing ambulance, replacing the vehicle’s chassis while keeping the same patient compartment but replacing or enhancing key components. Crestline’s remounting services are designed to breathe new life into aging ambulances, ensuring they meet the latest safety and medical standards.

Ambulance Remount Process

Crestline’s ambulance remount process is a meticulous and efficient procedure. It includes a thorough inspection of the existing patient compartment, removal of outdated or worn-out components, and the integration of new and advanced features. Our experienced factory trained technicians, as well as our operations and engineering teams handle the process from start to finish and make sure that the vehicle’s structure looks great, is functional and safe for future use.

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At Crestline, our team always prioritizes safety, durability and quality in every one of our vehicles.


Environmental Benefits of Ambulance Remounting  

By choosing ambulance remounting, ambulance companies are actively contributing to environmental sustainability by reducing the need for new vehicle production and minimizing waste. By choosing to remount your ambulance with Crestline, you’re actively choosing an eco-friendly option, promoting responsible fleet management. Remounting is one of the best recycling programs you can implement. 


Ambulance Remount Cost 

One of the main advantages of choosing a remount is the significant cost savings compared to purchasing a new ambulance. Also, what’s important to keep in mind is that the chassis wears out a lot sooner than the ambulance conversion. The majority of the maintenance costs result from chassis maintenance after it reaches its optimal life cycle, which is usually 4-5 years on average, and/or 250,000-300,000 kms, whichever occurs first.    

*Important note: A remount is not a refurbishment program. The remount program integrates a new chassis and new components to ensure new technology is deployed, that ensures that the vehicle is safe and reliable for operation for another 4 to 5 years of service.

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Insights from our Crestline/Demers Engineering Team

Being a custom design manufacturer, Crestline maintains a record of every design created since the early 2000s.

This will ensure that not only will the existing ambulance box fit any changes to the OEM chassis, but we can also source or reproduce any of the required original components.

  • Crestline’s customized design process guarantees that any necessary alterations to the conversion process are documented, ensuring safety and certification.
  • Any necessary modifications to electrical systems for integration with the new chassis will include updated schematics and thorough documentation for potential future requirements.
  • What’s more, another added value is the collaboration on mounting one another’s brand.
  • Regardless of the initial builder of the ambulance, the engineering team can provide all the original construction and certification information. This guarantees an up-to-date and compliant ambulance, regardless of the original build site.

How Does Ambulance Remounting Differ from Buying a New Ambulance

While buying a new ambulance has its advantages in terms of having the latest features and a newer model, scheduling an ambulance remount offers a cost-effective alternative. The service team ensures that the remounted ambulance meets or exceeds industry standards, providing a reliable and affordable option for ambulance companies, and a quality, almost brand-new vehicle for paramedics.

Why Choose to Remount an Ambulance Instead of Buying a New One

Ambulance companies may opt for a remount instead of purchasing a new vehicle due to various reasons, such as budget limitations, sustainability considerations, or the necessity to maintain a consistent fleet. By choosing to remount your ambulance, you’ll benefit from these advantages, without compromising on quality and safety.

*Crestline tip: Consider a combination of new vehicles and remount vehicles purchased as part of an overall vehicle replacement strategy

Cost Difference Between Ambulance Remounting and Purchasing a New Ambulance 

Scheduling an ambulance remount means substantial cost savings. The potential savings could range between $40,000 to $60,000. This financial advantage allows ambulance companies to allocate resources to other critical areas while still benefiting from an updated and compliant ambulance. Opting for a remount means savings could be achieved as opposed to just thinking of a new vehicle replacement program.   

Key Components Replaced or Upgraded During an Ambulance Remount

The remount process that Crestline offers includes the replacement or upgrading of crucial components such as the patient care compartment, electrical systems, HVAC, lighting, and communication systems. Our technical expert team will make sure that the ambulance delivered back to our customers meets current industry standards, technological requirements, and meets the needs initially discussed.

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*In addition, the front-line staff have been very happy with the finished product, which is one of the most important types of feedback we rely on.

Regulations and Standards for Ambulance Remounting

Crestline has been in the ambulance manufacturing industry for almost 50 years, so every product that is delivered to our customers, whether it’s a new or remounted ambulance, adheres to strict regulations and industry standards – and most importantly, with safety requirements.

Expert Technicians Handlle your Vehicle to Provide a Safe and Quality Ambulance

In addition, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the Original Equipment Manufacturer (D-C) with factory trained technicians, engineering and operations rigorously inspect, perform necessary work, testing, and compliance to ensure the vehicle integrity is intact meeting the latest safety standards and certifications in applicable jurisdictions.

Our team performs a rigorous examination of the vehicle, which includes a 150-point vehicle safety inspection. Our priority is making sure your ambulance not only looks good, but it also meets our high standards in terms of safety and performance.

Time to Remount an Ambulance

Depending on the amount of work, and the condition of the vehicle, the remount can take approximately 30 days to complete, on average. The time required to remount an ambulance varies depending on the extent of requested upgrades and specific requirements.

Can Any Type of Ambulance be Remounted, or Are There Specific Criteria?

Depending on where you bring your vehicle for a remount, there are always criteria involved. For Crestline, we prioritize Crestline and Demers ambulances, and the vehicle must be in decent working condition. The vehicle is first analyzed by our customer care team, who must approve all requests before work can begin. Our experienced technicians assess the condition of the existing ambulance to determine feasibility and compatibility for remounting.

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Trust matters – your Ambulance is in good hands with our experienced team

When lives are at stake, it’s important to select the right company to handle an ambulance remount. Trust your OEM Demers, Crestline team who have the depth of expertise and knowledge and will provide peace of mind that you and your team are in good hands.

Demers and Crestline have over 115 years of combined experience in the industry – you can trust that your ambulance remount will meet jurisdictional certification requirements and exceed expectations.

If you think your ambulance needs some work, but is still in working condition, you may be eligible for a remount. Contact our customer care team today, they’ll make sure to provide you with the necessary information and steps you need to begin the request.