Ambulance Maintenance

Maintain a safe and operational work environment for your paramedics.

Ambulance maintenance is essential to providing a safe and operational environment for your paramedics. An ambulance is both a place of work and a work tool. Paramedics spend a lot of time in it, whether waiting for a call or in action on-scene. In any case, the ambulance is a vehicle that must be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Like all vehicles, ambulances are complex equipment that can break down. The maintenance schedule is a tool to reduce the uncertainty associated with a technical problem. An ambulance maintenance schedule helps prevent more extensive damages and allows you to plan your service for minimal downtime and optimized operating costs.

Fleet managers should plan for regular inspections according to the following lists; if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our Customer Care.

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Ambulance Maintenance Schedules

The owner/operator or in-house service technician can perform many basic maintenance checks and inspections at the intervals indicated below. The following information is general. Please refer to the OEM Owner’s Manual for specific information concerning your chassis model preventive maintenance recommendations and to your Crestline Ambulances Owner’s Manual for more details. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Inspect tires for wear/proper air pressure.
  • Inspect door switches and lubricate them as necessary.
  • Inspect safety warning lights for proper operation.
  • Inspect the backup alarm device.
  • Inspect and clean the backup camera.
  • Inspect and clean the interior camera.
  • Inspect and clean all screens (LCD for cameras, Vista screens, etc).
  • Clean the inverter/charger unit, make sure DC cables are secure and fasteners are tight.
  • Inspect primary stretcher systems.
  • Inspect the suspension system for loose or worn components and leaks around fittings.
  • Inspect the standard heating/AC system; clean it if necessary.
  • Inspect the suction device.
  • Inspect the siren speakers.
  • Clean and check the battery connections and perform a load test.
  • Lubricate the conversion batteries’ sliding tray.
  • Inspect oxygen systems to ensure there are no leaks.
  • Inspect seat belts and latches for wear and/or malfunction.
  • Inspect safety net webbing and anchors for wear and/or malfunction.
  • Inspect stretcher and backboard fastening systems.
  • Inspect and lubricate rear flip-up step swivels.
  • Lubricate door handles and inspect them for wear and/or corrosion.
  • Inspect and lubricate door locks and lock barrels.
  • Inspect, clean, and lubricate door hinges.
  • Inspect, clean, and lubricate weather strips.
  • Inspect the air pressure in the spare tire.
  • Inspect electrical panel connections.
  • Inspect and clean all connections in the battery isolator.
  • Inspect the opening grille of each chrome vent and repair, if necessary.
  • Inspect the tie-down knobs of the primary antler hook and rail assembly.
  • Inspect emergency release latches for doors.
  • Inspect cooling system lines, fluid levels, and coolant strength.
  • Inspect and clean body and door drain holes.
  • Inspect and wax all interior surfaces, such as aluminum, ABS, and fibreglass.
  • Inspect the quick-release oxygen cylinder bracket and tighten it if necessary.
  • Inspect and reset all 110 volts AC outlets and repair as necessary.