Gil Sher Bio Gil Auto Since 1989

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Gil arrived in Australia with his family in 1979

Completed his HSC in 1981 and studied accountancy at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

His passion for cars was too embedded in his DNA. After two years he sought and got an apprenticeship at a local workshop. As the workshop did not have an engine analyser Gil while an apprentice bought his own Allen Engine Analyser Computer.

As the workshop only worked 5 days a week Gil would spend Saturdays honing his skills and the understanding of the electronic management systems. Also embedded in his DNA is his dedication to “Life Long Learning” and “Customer Service”.

After completing his apprenticeship he worked at Mitsubishi, Porsche and Mercedes dealerships.Gil’s formal education includes NSW ACT 3 certification as a motor mechanic and AES international certification. This is a very rare achievement

In 1989 Gil purchased Safer Brakes at the current address. Now known as “Gil Auto”. Over time he totally refurbished the premises.The building now houses six hoists and a host of the latest diagnostic computers scan tools cover nearly all makes and models.In the early days one could buy manuals from the car manufacturers with all the information that one needed to completely service and repair any vehicle.

As time passed cars became more and more sophisticated electronically. As each year past the manuals no longer kept up with information required. This information was not even available from the local Tafes Gil then started traveling to the USA each year to attend specialist courses. In subsequent years he took his staff as well.

Prior to the Prius arriving Gil attended a super specialist course in the USA. On returning to Sydney he was invited to lecture the teachers at Strathfield TAFE on the the Prius Technology. As technology advanced the paucity of information from the car manufacturers became an issue.While firms like Bosch ran periodic courses in Melbourne this was not enough to satisfy Gil.

With the advent of the internet international peer to peer education became a reality. Gil joined IATN an American based organisation, whose primary function is to facilitate peer to peer learning. IATN has more than 49,000 members world wide.

Gil was a founding member of AASDN NSW. He is regular contributor to the TAT (The Automotive Technician) monthly publication. He has lectured to many of their annual conferences.

Gil inaugurated a “Play Day”. He invited the other lecturers from the TAT conferences. They travelled from all over Australia to come to Sydney to his workshop. They brought their pet diagnostic computers with them to share their knowledge with each other. This has been such an outstanding success so much so that the other participants insisted on having Play Days at their workshops too.

  • More engines have been destroyed by oil filters than any other filter on the car
  • Due to fuel combustion contaminants are deposited in the engine oil.
  • As a result the oil Is thicker and does not flow as easily through the narrow channels leading from the sump to the pistons and bearings.
  • In addition oil is consumed during the normal operation of the engine. This means that there is less oil in the sump for circulation through the engine.
  • The function of the oil filter is as the name suggests, to trap the burnt carbon particles in the oil and not allow them the to return to the parts in the engine that require constant lubrication.
  • As more and more contaminants are trapped the flow of oil flow through the oil filter is impeded.
  • The compound effect of the thickened oil due to burn off and contaminant pickup eventually blocks the filter medium completely.
  • The filter housing has a release valve which opens and sends the unfiltered oil back into the engine and this is the beginning of the end for your engine.
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    Initial starting we check for abnormal noises
    Ease of starting checking for sluggish starter motor
    Check idle speed whether correct too Fast or too Slow
    Engine sound in park listen for Abnormal Noises
    Engine sound in gear listen for Abnormal Noises
    Brake Pedal operation test pressure and travel…
    Light braking efficiency and brake noise and vibration
    Firm braking efficiency and brake noise and Vibration
    Park brake length of travel tension and hold
    Clutch pedal operation checking pressure and travel
    Accelerator pedal feel travel and response
    Steering operation checking alignment, ease of steering and responsiveness
    Gear lever operation checking for excessive play
    Dash warning lights

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    Engine Oil. We replace with manufacturers specified grade
    Engine Filter. We replace every time oil is changed
    Transmission Oil. Condition if OK Topped Up
    Transmission Gasket is checked for leaks
    Differential Oil. Condition if OK Topped Up
    Transfer Case Oil. The condition is checked and if OK topped up
    Power Steering Oil, Check Condition, If OK Top Up
    Brake Fluid tested if it fails the moisture test we advise that it should be changed
    Master Brake Cylinder. Is checked for leaks
    Clutch Master Cylinder. Where applicable is checked
    Radiator Coolant . Glycol level tested. If not OK Top Up
    The washer fluid is filled with Algae Inhibitor and water mix

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    Alternator Belt
    Air conditioning Belt

    Power Steering Belt
    Serpentine Belt

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    We check the tyre pressure, depth of the tread and condition of the casing. 
    Spare Tyre also checked if accessible

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    Battery Load and Meter Test
    Battery Terminals are cleaned and tightened and coated with corrosion inhibitor

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    The washer fluid is filled with Algae Inhibitor and water mix
    Wash aim
    The wiper blades condition are checked front and back
    Check travel and continuous contact with glass
    The indicator stalk is checked to confirm washer operation
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    Dashboard warning symbols investigated
    Service light reset
    Remote key operation working change battery if needed
    Brake accelerator and clutch rubber surfaces confirm with RMS specifications
    Park brake hand or foot operated checked for travel, release and hill hold
    The lights switches we confirm correct operation
    Front head lights, are working and their direction aim is correct
    Front Low Beams lights, are working and their direction aim is correct
    All indicator flashers are working correctly
    Rear lights are checked working correctly
    Interior cabin light is checked for correct operation
    Horn operated as test that is working loud and clear
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    Door Hinges 
    Door Catches 
    Door Runners 
    Bonnet Hinges 
    Bonnet Catch
    Lubricate Boot Hinges 

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    The CV Boots to ensure they are intact with no grease leakage
    Sump washer these are replaced each oil change to ensure that there are no oil leaks
    The following items are all checked for oil leaks engine, transmission and drive train
    Entire steering system
    Entire braking system rotors pads calipers, fixed and flexible pipes.
    Park brake adjusted as required
    The suspension front and rear shock absorbers for leaks and efficiency
    The bottom end of the cooling system
    The wheel bearings to ensure for free play is with in specifications
    Engine and transmission mounts for leaks and cracks
    Check for rust,
    Sway bars front and rear Check for Cracks & Witness Marks
    Springs rear and front,
    Ball Joints cCheck, free play & Dust Boots
    Strut Tower Bushes, Check for Cracks & Witness Marks
    Bump Stops and Boots, Check if Cracked or Broken
    Rack Boots, Check if Leaking and or Broken

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    Yes while the car is up on the hoist we check for rust. Should we feel that it would benefit from a a very successful treatment that we use, we will send you images and call you and discuss your options
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    The coolant level and chemical concentration are and topped up as required
    All the radiator hoses are checked for flexibility, wear and leaks and clamps tightened if required
    Radiator is checked for leaks, cooling fins and general tank condition examined
    The condition of the radiator cap and seals are inspected
    The vacuum hoses and all other hoses are check for flexibility and wear and clamps tightened as required
    Thermostat check gasket for leaks and temperature test if car overheating heating
    Brake fluid level and moisture content if reading is too high we recommend a brake replacement.
    Master Cylinder is inspected for leaks and operation tested
    Pollen Filter
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