Gil Sher Bio Gil Auto Since 1989
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 traveled 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.
Gil's attitude is don't know if it's right until you have "measured it and know it is right." Because it feels right under normal driving conditions does not mean it will be right under emergency braking conditions. the question is how does one simulate these conditions? Short answer is you can't driving around the eastern suburbs hoping for rain to wet the road and then hit the brakes hard and see what happens. The "Tstop" brake and shock absorb-er hi-tech system allows Gil to do just this. The test is performed both as a diagnostic pre-repair and again after the work has been completed as the ultimate quality control test.
- 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach, Vaucluse , Dover Heights , North Bondi to Bondi Junction
Head up Old South Head Road towards Bondi Junction.
At Edgecliff Road turn right, proceed down until Reddam School on your left and Holy Cross on your right.
Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly ,Waverley , Queens Park to Bondi Junction
Head up Newland Street through Bondi Junction pass under the express way until you meet with Edgecliff Road round-about.
Turn right, proceed through two round-abouts and three sets of traffic lights.
Paddington , Kings Cross ,Darling Point Rushcutters Bay , Elizabeth Bay to Bondi Junction
With the city behind you proceed along Oxford Rd. until you reach the mall in Bondi Junction. Turn left into Grosvenor Rd. At the second traffic light turn right into Edgecliff Street.
Pass through two traffic lights,
- - Clovelly
- - Coogee
- - Elizabeth Bay
- - Darling Point
- - Dover Heights
- - Kings Cross
- - North Bondi
- - Paddington
- - Point Piper
- - Queens Park
- - Randwick
- - Rushcutters Bay
- - Tamarama
- - Vaucluse
- - Watson's Bay
- - Waverley
- - Woollahra