Customer Service Is Everything

My customers appreciate personal service. I meet and greet you when you arrive. I personally supervise every single job. After the initial inspection I contact you in regard to any issues your car might have. We will discuss the issues and your options. I will follow your instructions. There will be no nasty surprises at the end of the day. I have owned Gil Auto since 1989 and have third generation family members as customers. The NRMA recognises our technical expertise and mechanical competence.

Car overheating? 

Stop and call me for advice.

Don't keep driving. You could burn out the engine.
Most overheating radiator problems can be repaired within 24 hours


Car Cooling System diagram 




Car Coolant System fluid change  procedure 

Phone 02 9389-8224 0414-308199 to book your car in.

When doing a radiator fluid change, radiator flush, refilling after a radiator replacement my mechanics follow all the following procedures.

Remove heater hose at fire wall or heater tap, Block bottom radiator hose, Flow clear water into heater until clear water exits from cylinder head outlet, Reverse process feeding clean water into cylinder head outlet until clear water exits, Unblock bottom radiator hose. Block off heater hose and flush, Refit heater hose cylinder head outlet, Flow clear water through radiator,Reconnect bottom hose to radiator, Fit air lift evacuation tool to radiator, Fit air lift evacuation tool to filler hole, Evacuate air from cooling system to create a vacuum, Lock off and test for leaks with vacuum guage, Remove expansion reservoir where possible and clean out algae and deposits, Refit reservoir and fill with coolant mix to correct level If no leaks present fill premix coolant / water to cooling system, Run engine to check operation of thermostat, Continue running until fan operates Allow system to cool, remove cap for final top up and refit cap,

Twenty five years ago when I bought Gil Auto Bondi Junction (previously Safer Brakes) if a mechanical workshop stocked 5 different chemical coolants it would have been enough to service most vehicle's radiators.

We stock over 20 different chemical coolants to cater for all the various makes we service. After flushing incorrect radiator coolants we re-fill the radiator with the manufacturer's specified coolant.

Not all chemical coolants are compatible with each other. Mixing different types can have disastrous consequences on you radiator and engine.
Modern cars especially the European vehicles are using unique chemical coolants specified by their makers. Unless the correct chemical coolants is used the warranty would be voided.  The function of chemical coolant added to the cooling system radiator are complex chemicals liquid which help prevent freezing in cold climates, so that cars can operate in sub zero temperatures, and boil at a higher temperature. 

Radiator Overheating? Car Cooling System Radiators Bondi Junction Eastern Suburbs. Repairs mostly completed "Same Day"

Possible Problems, Faulty thermostat, Ruptured water pipes, Faulty Radiator Cap, Radiator leakingFault in Engine 


Phone 02 9389-8224 to book your car in.

Three minutes walk from Bondi Junction Railway station

I open at 8.00am and close at 6.00pm.

All services are completed on the same day.

I am a NRMA approved workshop repairer



Coming From
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.

We are the Yellow building on your right.

Coming from
Double Bay, Darling Point, Point Piper, Bellevue Hill, Woollahra.

Head up Bathurst Street, Turn left at the round-about, through three sets of traffic lights.

We are the Yellow building on your left.


Coming from
Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly, Waverley, Queens Park.

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.

We are the Yellow building on your Left.ilding on your left.

Coming from
Paddington, Kings Cross, Darling Point Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay.

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,

We are the yellow building in your left.

Eastern Suburbs We Service

  • Bellevue Hill
  • Bondi Beach
  • Bondi Junction
  • 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