It is important for every EMS department to have a good preventative maintenance and service program in place. Maintenance plans help to prevent breakdowns during emergency call situations, prolong the life of the vehicle, and avoid more expensive repair costs in the future. It is also a major safety issue. There have been patients and EMS personnel killed because of a lack of proper maintenance on the emergency vehicles that were being used. The goal of a good preventative maintenance program is to keep the emergency vehicle on the road longer and more reliably.
When choosing which dealership you will work with to establish your emergency vehicle maintenance plan, there are a few things to consider.
Does the dealership have:
Qualified personnel – North Central has ASE certified master mechanics and we also maintain certification with Spartan, Braun, PPG, Waterous, Weldon, etc.
Quality compatible replacement parts are used in the repairs
Proper facilities and record keeping are exercised - All repair history is stored and tracked on our computer repair order system
Access to the proper equipment needed to do any repair job required - We have all of the equipment needed to do any repair your emergency vehicle needs,from lifts that can raise fire apparatus to the specialized scan and downloading tools for Multiplexing systems.
On-site services - North Central can provide on-site services for some repair jobs and also offer a pick-up and delivery service as well.
Towing services to get your vehicle on-site if it's not drivable - We have flatbeds and tow trucks to get your emergency vehicle to our shop if it has major problems or is not safe to drive.