Principles of Effective Vehicle Maintenance for a Civilian Armoured Vehicle

Civilian armoured vehicles are a specialised security asset. It takes skill, knowledge and specific systems to maintain them in a cost and time efficient manner. It is up to YOU as a driver and fleet manager to do all you can to keep your vehicles in a fit for purpose condition ready to tackle the important missions for which the vehicle was developed.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will understand and be able to explain:

  • The Critical Importance of Vehicle Maintenance

    Describe and explain the importance and the benefits of a proper maintenance regime.

  • Safety

    Understand and accurately implement a systematic approach to vehicle maintenance that promotes vehicle and passenger safety

  • Major Vehicle Components

    Understand and explain the major vehicle components that are subject to normal wear and tear

  • Daily and Weekly Pre-Mission Safety Checks

    Understand and utilise a daily and weekly start of mission safety and maintenance checklist

  • Structured Scheduled Maintenance

    Understand and utilise a structured methodology of scheduled maintenance that would be conducted by your authorised servicing workshop

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Vehicle Maintenance for Civilian Armoured Vehicles

  • 2

    Who is Armoured Consulting ?

  • 3

    Vehicle Maintenance for Civilian Armoured Vehicles

  • 4

    Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Vehicle Maintenance

  • 5

    Lesson 2: Vehicle Inspections

    • Lesson 2.1: Daily Vehicle Inspections

    • Lesson 2.2: Inspection Checklists

    • Lesson 2.3: Problem Solving and Vehicle Diagnostics

    • Lesson 2.4: Information is Key!

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 2

  • 6

    Lesson 3: Maintenance of Ballistic Glass & Tyres

    • Lesson 3.1: Caring for the Vehicle’s Ballistic Glass

    • Lesson 3.2: Ballistic Glass Delamination

    • Lesson 3.3: Cleaning Ballistic Glass

    • Lesson 3.4: Tyre Maintenance

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 3

  • 7

    Lesson 4: Scheduled Servicing & Maintenance

    • Lesson 4.1: Principals of Scheduled Servicing & Maintenance

    • Lesson 4.2: Importance of Record Keeping

    • Lesson 4.3: Scheduled Servicing Checklist

    • Lesson 4.4: Always Use Authentic and Approved Spare Parts

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 4

  • 8

    Summary and Credits

    • Summary and Thanks for Participation in the Course

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Here's What's Next

    • Before you go...

Duration of Course

The course consists of a number of video lectures. You are welcome to look through these at your pace. There are also a number of quizzes throughout the course to help you assess your knowledge and retention of the important information. Overall, the course should take you about one hour to complete.


Quickly learn the key aspcts of how best to service and maintain a civilian armoured vehicle. And in this way, keep your vehicle on the road in a fit for purpose condition that promotes safety to your driver and passengers.