Preventative Maintenance

Why Should Vehicle Maintenance be Performed?

The following describes the scheduled maintenance required for your ambulance. Maintenance is an investment that will bring forth benefits such as improved reliability, durability and resale value.

Carefully following this schedule will help protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance.

It is the owner’s or operator’s responsibility to see that all scheduled maintenance is performed and that the maintenance or replacement items used meet Demers Ambulances engineering specifications. Failure to perform scheduled maintenance specific to this guide will void warranty coverage on parts affected by lack of maintenance.

We strongly suggest all receipts or maintenance-related documents supporting the completed maintenance or repair work are kept with the vehicle. Confirmation of the work performed should always be recorded.

Your Demers Ambulances dealer or Demers Ambulances Service Center has trained technicians who can perform the required maintenance using Demers Ambulances genuine parts. They are highly committed to meet all your service needs and ensure your total and continuing satisfaction.

Protecting Your Investment

To ensure proper vehicle and emission control system performance, it is imperative that scheduled maintenance be completed at designated intervals as prescribed in the check list.

Demers Ambulances strongly recommends the use of Genuine Demers Ambulances replacement parts. After-market parts other than OEM-certified or OEM-authorized remanufactured parts* used for maintenance, replacement or for servicing must be equivalent to Genuine Demers Ambulances parts in performance and durability. It is the owner’s responsibility to determine whether these after-market items are equivalent or not.

Please consult your Warranty Guide, included in the Owner’s Manual, for complete warranty information.

* Certified or authorized by Demers Ambulances

Recommended maintenance schedule

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 Demers Ambulances Owner’s Manual for more details.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact your authorized dealer or our service department: Canada, USA, International.

Check & lubricate the door switches with “Moovit” penetration lubricant.
  • Check tires for wear and proper air pressure
  • Check and lubricate the door switches with “Moovit” penetrating lubricant
  • Check safety warning lamps (door ajar, speed, etc.) for proper operation
  • Check back-up alarm device
  • Check and clean back-up camera *
  • Check and clean interior camera *
  • Check and clean LCD screen of the camera system
  • Clean the inverter/charger unit, make sure the DC cables are secure and fasteners are tight
  • In winter, check and lubricate the door locks and lock barrel with “Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant Aerosol “
  • Check primary stretcher fastener system (single cot configuration)
  • Check for any loose or worn components of the suspension system
  • Check for leaks around fittings of the suspension system
  • Check and lubricate the door switches with “Moovit” penetrating lubricant
  • Check the standard heating system and clean if necessary
Check & lubricate the door slam latch with “Fluid Film”.
  • Check the suction device
  • Check siren speakers
  • Clean and check all connections of the batteries (the torque must be 15 lbf·ft). Perform a load test
  • Lubricate the sliding tray of the conversion batteries with “Fluid Film”
  • Check oxygen system for leak
  • Check seat belts and seat latches for wear and malfunction
  • Check safety net webbing and anchors for wear and malfunction *
  • Check the stretcher FW model #107-C/ #9 and backboard fastening system *
  • Check and lubricate the rear flip-up step swivels with “Fluid Film”
  • Check and lubricate the door handles with white lithium grease
  • Check and lubricate the door locks and lock barrel with “Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant”
  • Check, clean and, if necessary, lubricate the door hinges
  • Check, clean and lubricate the door weatherstrip with silicone emulsion
Check & lubricate the rear flip-up step swivels with “Fluid Film”.
Verify & apply “Anti-Seize” on the tie-down knob of the primary rail assembly (single cot configuration)
  • Check air pressure in spare tire
  • Check all connections in the electrical panel
  • Clean and check all connection in the batteries isolator
  • Check and, if necessary, repair the opening grille of each chrome vents
  • Verify and apply “Anti-Seize” on the tie-down knobs of the primary antler hook and rail assembly
  • Check door emergency release latches
  • Check cooling system fluid level and coolant strength
  • Check cooling system lines
  • Check and clean body and door drain holes
Check all connections of all components in the electrical panel
Check & wax all interior surfaces (aluminum, ABS, and fiberglass)
  • Check and wax all interior surfaces (aluminium, ABS and fiberglass)
  • Check quick release oxygen cylinder bracket and tight if necessary
  • Check, reset and, if necessary, repair all 110 volts AC outlets

additional checks and services

Refer to mileage intervals for additional checks and services recommended by the chassis manufacturer.

Any adverse condition should be brought to the immediate attention of your Demers Ambulances dealer or qualified service technician for proper service advice or repair.