Why store your vehicles properly during downtime?
An armoured vehicle is a significant expense. At a time when missions are either reduced dramatically or stopped altogether, fleet managers need to ensure that they do their best to protect that investment.
In May 2020, we joined forces with Fleet Forum to present a webinar on storing your armoured vehicle during downtime. Hosted by our Senior Sales Lead, Rowan Carpenter and our Head of Through Life Support, Carl Kenyon, we covered the preparation, storage and re-commissioning of vehicles to help ensure they stay at the peak of their performance.
“Some fleets might still be operating at a reduced level, whilst others are likely to be dormant for some time,” said Rowan Carpenter. “And the knock-on effect of economical pressures arising from the COVID-19 crisis means that organisations that had been thinking of investing in new fleets or replacing older vehicles may now be looking for ways to extend the lifespan of existing armoured vehicles. That means storing and maintaining them properly so that they are in the best possible condition when you need them again.”
According to our vehicle support experts, there are several key things to do if your vehicle is going to be off the road for some time. This is general advice, and each fleet is different, so if you have a particular concern or query about your fleet – whether or not it is supported by Jankel – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
If your fleet is still in partial operation
Operational fleets will need the same regular and ongoing maintenance and checks as are specified for the vehicle in the Standard Operating Procedures. However, where there are some vehicles not in operation, they will either need to be stored separately, following the guidance below, or you could consider cycling the vehicles, so that you use different vehicles on a regular basis, helping to keep batteries charged and the vehicles in good working order.