Summary: Taking good care of your equipment can keep your tools in working condition all year long.
In nearly any profession, the tools you use can make a large impact in your effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. A construction worker using a dull saw or a faulty drill could be slowed down drastically and could very well be putting his physical well-being in danger by using tools that are not in the best working condition.
Those who work with aircrafts are no different. If you fly a private jet, a commercial plane with several passengers, or an aircraft to bring packages from one end of the country to another, there is a good chance you work with a variety of equipment on a regular basis. General maintenance can guarantee your tools will be ready to use whenever you need them.
Some of the appliances you use on your aircraft may require the use of cables for power. Some cables are unfortunately fragile and can break, sometimes rendering the rest of the item useless. After using your lithium ground support equipment, for example, try not to pull on the cable directly to unplug it. Rather, grip your hand on the head of the cable and slowly remove it from the outlet. Pulling directly on the cable can harm internals and rip wires.
When storing equipment, keep them in cool, dry places. Wrapping up the cables can prevent you or others from accidentally stepping on them, which can cause gradual damage.
Work with Professionals
While there are many steps you can take on your own to keep your aircraft and tools in good condition, having a professional who can take a closer look can give you an added layer of confidence that you will be good to go during each flight. Have a professional take a look at your Start Pac ground power unit, your engine, and tires to let you know if everything is working smoothly.