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Pink & Blue Slip Safety Rego  inspections Bondi Junction.

We are an authorised RMS e-Safety and e-AUVIS Inspection Station

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The results of the inspections are instantly posted online into the RMS servers.

If you can't find the answer to your question, don't hesitate to give us a call. 0293898224 

Gil Auto car repairs brakes and service

You do require an appointment.

We open at 8.00am and close at 6.00pm. Cars arriving before 9.30am are generally ready by 2.00pm. If you cannot collect them till later in the day this is no problem 0293898224   0414308199

Simply call us 0293898224 or 0414308199 and speak to Gil or Harold.

As soon after 8.00am as is convenient for you.

Please bring to our attention any concerns you may have.

If for any reason you are running late please give us a call so we know that you are still coming. 0293898224    0414308199

Should you before bringing the car to us for the pink slip rego check and have paid your third party insurance, we are happy to pay your RTA / RMS fees for you online.. Stickers are longer issues the RMS!
This means you can drive away fully legal.

You do not need to have to paid the green slip before visiting us.

Pink slips have a life of 180 days. If you are going away interstate or overseas, we can do the pink slip for you before you go. Should you now pay the RTA within 6 months of the date on our pink slip the RMS will recognise it as legal.

Should you work in the city and want to drop your car in the morning, hop on a train and collect the car after work, we will take care of the parking.

And all this for only $42.00 for the Pink Slip

M.O.T (MOT) England is what our Pink Slip Rego is called.

Brake Controls
a) Rubber facing on brake pedal worn showing metal
b) No anti-slip surface on metal pedal
c) Brake pedal/handle missing/broken
d) Excessive brake pedal travel, less than 20% of travel remains
e) Pedal moves towards floor when steady pressure is applied for 10 seconds
f) Brake failure warning light doesn't comply
g) Parking brake lever not holding in applied position
h) (if fitted with ABS), the ABS self test/failure warning lamp does not operate when the ignition is turned on, and the engine is either not running or the starter motor is engaged
i) The ABS or brake fail warning lamp remains on when the engine is running or comes on when the brake is applied (with the engine running)

Brake Components
a) A component is leaking or not secure
b) Hydraulic hose faulty

Decelerometer Service Brake Test
a) Vehicle swerves from straight line when brakes are applied
b) Not enough deceleration of vehicle
c) Pedal force exceeds 885 N

Decelerometer Parking Brake Test
a) Not enough deceleration of vehicle
b) Park brake does not hold the vehicle stationary

Towing Attachment
a) Towing attachment loose or cracked
b) Towbar loose or cracked
c) Bolts or welds rusted
d) Load rating and manufacturer not displayed (ADR 62)
e) No locking devices fitted on removable towbar

Steering Wheel
a) > 50mm rotational free play
b) Not securely attached to steering column
c) Handle steering - rotational free play >10mm

Steering Components under Bonnet and Vehicle
a) Part missing
b) Part repaired or modified by heating/welding
c) Nut/bolt/locking device missing or insecure
d) Steering box/rack not secure
e) Pitman arm moves on splines
f) Thread or tapered joint moves
f) Excessive free play due to wear

Steering Idler Arm
a) Idler arm movement >8mm

Suspension Front Nearside
b) Shock absorber/strut not working
c) Shock absorber/strut not secure
e) Vertical free play wheel > 3mm

Suspension Front Offside
b) Shock absorber/strut not working
c) Shock absorber/strut not secure
e) Vertical free play wheel > 3mm

Suspension Back Nearside
b) Shock absorber/strut not working
c) Shock absorber/strut not secure
e) Vertical free play wheel > 3mm

Suspension Back Offside
b) Shock absorber/strut not working
c) Shock absorber/strut not secure
e) Vertical free play wheel > 3mm
d) Nut/bolt/locking device - missing or not secure
f) Excessive free play of wheel - greater than 6mm at the rim, or greater than 3mm at a component

Steering Suspension
a) Part damaged, missing or repaired with heat

Visual Inspection of Wheels Front Nearside
a) Wheel/rim damaged
b) Wheel nut does not engage correctly
c) Wheel nut fitting incorrect
d) Hub missing or damaged studs/nuts
e) Spoked wheel - missing or damaged spokes
f) Tyre/rim fouls a component

Visual Inspection of Wheels Front Offside
a) Wheel/rim damaged
b) Wheel nut does not engage correctly
c) Wheel nut fitting incorrect
d) Hub missing or damaged studs/nuts
e) Spoked wheel - missing or damaged spokes
f) Tyre/rim fouls a component

Visual Inspection of Wheels Back Nearside
a) Wheel/rim damaged
b) Wheel nut does not engage correctly
c) Wheel nut fitting incorrect
d) Hub missing or damaged studs/nuts
e) Spoked wheel - missing or damaged spokes
f) Tyre/rim fouls a component

Visual Inspection of Wheels Back Offside
a) Wheel/rim damaged
b) Wheel nut does not engage correctly
c) Wheel nut fitting incorrect
d) Hub missing or damaged studs/nuts
e) Spoked wheel - missing or damaged spokes
f) Tyre/rim fouls a component

Visual Inspection of Tyres Front Nearside
a) <1.5mm tread depth
b) Damaged tyre case
c) Tyre constructed at different material to front offside tyre
d) Re-grooved tyre

Visual Inspection of Tyres Front Offside
a) <1.5mm tread depth
b) Damaged tyre case
c) Tyre constructed at different material to front nearside tyre
d) Re-grooved tyre

Visual Inspection of Tyres Back Nearside
a) <1.5mm tread depth
b) Damaged tyre case
c) Tyre constructed at different material to back offside tyre
d) Re-grooved tyre

Visual Inspection of Tyres Back Offside
a) <1.5mm tread depth
b) Damaged tyre case
c) Tyre constructed at different material to back nearside tyre
d) Re-grooved tyre

Visual Inspection of Tyres
c) Front Axle -Tyre construction of all tyres on each axle different
c) Back Axle -Tyre construction of all tyres on each axle different

Wheel track measurement excessive-
a) Front Axle
b) Rear Axle

Door Controls Faulty -
a) Front Nearside
b) Front Offside
c) Back Nearside
d) Back Offside
e) Rear door

Windscreen Cracked or Deterioriated -
a) Visually inspect the windscreen and front side windows - The area of windscreen from the centre of the vehicle in front of the driver has cracks or is deteriorated

Glass Visible Light Transmittance Insufficient -
a) The visible light transmittance of any glazing (including any applied file) is less than that detailed

Visually inspect body panels, chassis and sub-frame for dangerous protrusions and rust
a) Sharp edges
b) Structure cracked or rusted
c) Doors rusted
d) Body damage
e) After market fittings
f) Bonnet scoop
Additional information
e) Any after market fitting attached to the exterior of the vehicle that could cause injury to a person coming into contact with that part of the vehicle

Wheels/Tyres/Wheel arches Tyre Outside Mudguard or Mudguard Incorrect
a) Front Nearside
b) Front Offside
c) Back Nearside
g) Back Offside

Automatic Transmission
Engine starts in gear

Rear Vision Mirrors -
a) Missing or damaged
b) No external mirror - sedan
c) No external mirrors - light commercial

Seat Belts and Seats Front
a) Insecure seat or seat belt
b) Missing seat belt
c) Inoperative Retractor
d) Buckle does not lock
e) Damaged webbing
f) Damaged metal stalk
g) Child restraint anchor damaged

Seat Belts and Seats Back
i) Insecure seat or seat belt
j) Missing seat belt
k) Inoperative Retractor
l) Buckle does not lock
m) Damaged webbing
n) Damaged metal stalk
o) Child restraint anchor damaged
p) Child restraint anchor missing - ADR 34

Windscreen Wipers -
a) Wipers missing or inoperative
b) Blades damaged or missing

Horn -
a) Not working
b) Incorrect Type

Number Plates -
a) Any part of the number plate is more than 1300mm from the ground
b) The number plates are not substantially parallel to the vehicle's axles
c) Any number plate is obscured, for example by a towing attachment, goose neck, or tow ball
d) Any number plate cover is tinted, reflective, rounded or bubble like
e) Any number plate is not of RTA issue, is damaged or faded to the extent that the registration number is not legible
f) Characters on the plate are not clearly visible from a distance of 20 metes at any point within an arc of 45 degrees from the surface of the number plate above or to either side of the vehicle

Anti-theft/Steering lock - (Where ADR 25 applies)
a) Ignition key can be removed when not in anti-lock
b) Anti-theft lock inoperative

Windscreen Demister - (Where ADR 15 applies)
a) Demister unit missing
b) No air onto windscreen

Check the air bags - Rule
a) (if fitted with air bags), the air bag self test/failure warning lamp does not operate when the ignition is first turned on or does

not extinguish when the engine starts
b) Air bags have been removed

Visual Inspection -
a) Oil leaks from engine
a) Oil leaks from transmission
a) Oil leaks from drive line
b) Engine/Transmission mounting not secured
c) Fasteners on couplings in driveline loose/missing

Exhaust System -
a) Component not secure
b) Exhaust pipe outlet not to rear
c) Leaks

Catalytic Converter -
a) None fitted
b) Has been bypassed

Fuel Systems -
a) Fuel leaks

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Why we offer two levels of car inspection?
A – You probably are primarily concerned with the soundness of the vehicle’s mechanical systems.
Should you live in Sydney and have inspected the function of the windows, doors, wipers etc. why pay us to inspect the obvious. We therefore suggest that you select option 1 :
Should you live intra or interstate and not seen the vehicle,
option 2 might be your better choice.

Pre-Purchase Frequently Asked Question 2
Why we don’t to offer a mobile service to inspect vehicles at the vendors premises?
A - In order for our technicians to fully inspect the under portion of the vehicle, the suspension, the exhaust, the brake pipes and hoses to name just a few items, the vehicle needs to be up on hoist to give us total access to all the sections that to be inspected. The total time you are paying for is devoted to the inspection and not a technicians wasted time driving around Sydney to get to the vendor.

Pre-Purchase Frequently Asked Question 3
Why do we need the vehicle for 4 to 5 hours?
A -The cost of the inspection is directly related to the time we invest in examining your vehicle. Firstly we do a diagnostic drivability test this can take up to 20 minutes, this includes traveling over various types of surfaces and inclines. There after we raise the vehicle up on a hoist for the item by item inspection

Pre-Purchase Frequently Asked Question 4
How soon will I get a report?
A - On the day of the inspection we will give you both a verbal report and an interpretation of the report. Should you have an email address we will email you a copy of the report by the end of business that day.

Pre-Purchase Frequently Asked Question 5
Will the motor dealer agree to bring the vehicle to us for inspection?
A - The higher the cost of the vehicle the more important it is for you to know what the actual condition of the vehicle is that you are considering buying. If the dealer is keen on selling the car and believes that it is in good condition he will organise to bring it to us.
Should the dealer undertake to fix any defects we have found, we will re-inspect the reported defects at a reduced price.

Pre-Purchase Frequently Asked Question 6
Why does cost of the inspection vary from vehicle to vehicle?
A - Once again the cost of the inspection is directly related to the time we spend examining the vehicle. From experience we know the time we need to invest in different vehicles in order to give you a meaningful report.

Hi Harold
Thank you for the test results for the car tested today
Further to our chat this afternoon & Gil's offer to refund an amount for the test work not undertaken.
Again please pass on my thanks to Gil for the high ethical standards and professionality of your organisation in presenting me with the option to abort the testing and save some money on what appears to be a car that is not a desirable purchase due to its many and varied mechanical problems.
I won’t hesitate to recommend your services should the occasion arise.
Many thanks
Dale

Pre purchase inspection referral

Gil:

I know I did this on the phone yesterday, but I wanted to go on written record to say thank you so much for doing such a thorough inspection yesterday on the Astra I was looking at buying. As a total car nut of 49 years with an insatiable appetite for detail, I was so impressed at the lengths you went to in doing the inspection. The fact that you took the time to call me and explain some of the items you found was the icing on the cake. I can see why you come recommended by the NRMA. I elected not buy it based on your inspection findings, so you saved me a lot of effort and grief in buying the car which had a few worries.
So well done to you and your team. I will certainly use you again if I ever look to buying a car in Sydney again and will not hesitate to recommend you to my family and friends. Please feel free to use this email as an endorsement.

Yours sincerely
Martin Dibb
Canberra
Friday 16 April 2010

  • 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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    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.

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    Head up Newland Street through Bondi Junction pass under the express way until you meet with Edgecliff Road round-about.

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    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.

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