Desperate Times…

Desperate Times…

 We’re in for another hot weather week here in Brisbane, is your car air conditioning up to the job? If not, give the team at Sully’s Auto a call, we are the car air conditioning experts here in Brisbane.  Unlike other places, we won’t cost you the earth and have you end up resorting to measures like this! Not only will getting your car air conditioning fixed keep you cool, it will also save you money in petrol and servicing costs! Contact us today for an inspection and quote and don’t let the heat affect you!

How To Check The Oil In Your Car

How To Check The Oil In Your Car

filling oil in carNo matter the kind of car you have or how frequently you get it serviced, checking the oil weekly is a vital part of maintaining it. Checking your oil weekly means that if you start having to refill it frequently, you’ll know there’s a problem. Knowing this means you can get the problem fixed sooner, rather than waiting until there’s a major problem.

Do you know how to check and fill your oil? Yes? Good on you! No? Not to worry, the team at Sully’s Auto are here to help you out! We have outlined the steps below and kept it as straightforward as possible.

What you need:

  • A clean cloth
  • A motor oil that is compatible with your car engine. If you are unsure, places like Supercheap Auto have reference guides for you to look up your car and choose the correct oil.
  • a funnel for pouring oil into the inlet. This saves spillage.

Once you have all the items you need, follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure your car’s engine is cool. Checking the oil when the engine is hot and the oil is more viscous (thin) might make the level appear lower than it actually is. Locate the oil dipstick under your bonnect. Check your manual if you are unsure of its location.
  2. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it off with the cloth until it is clean.
  3. Reinsert the dipstick all the way and pull out again
  4. Check the oil level at the very tip of the stick. If it’s at full, you can leave it. If it’s half-full or less, then it’s time for a top up!
  5. Put the funnel into the dipstick inlet, and top up with oil. They don’t hold very much, maybe a litre, so be careful not to overfill.
  6. Remove funnel and let oil settle
  7. Check dipstick again.

Make a note of the date you check the oil, and do it again a week later. If it has gone down considerably in that week, you probably have a leak somewhere that needs attention!

We hope this will assist you in checking your car for potential problems!


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

hail damage brisbane While car air conditioning is our specialty at Sully’s Auto, we also offer our expertise in a range of other areas! Today’s blog post is outlining what else we can do for your car!

Paintless Dent Removal – if you have a small ding in your car that hasn’t damaged the paint, don’t fret! There’s a very good chance we can get the dent out for you, and you wouldn’t even know anything had happened! You can find out more about PDR here.

Engine Diagnostics – All modern cars use advanced electronic systems as standard.  When something goes wrong, the easiest way to figure out the problem is to use a scan tool that finds the error code. Even if we are unable to fix the issue, we are able to tell you what the problem is and guide you on what to do next. Find out about our diagnostic services here.

Minor Servicing & Mechanical – If your car just needs the basic consumables replaced, like fluids and filters, we can do that for you! We are also able to do your brakes so you can stop fast when you need to! You can find out more about our mechanical & servicing here.

Now you know what other  services we offer as well as car air conditioning Brisbane area, feel free to contact us any time to see how we can help!

Car Maintenance Checklist

car dashboard lightsCar Maintenance Checklist






Once you decide on a long distance trip, it’s extremely important to make sure your car is in A1 mechanical condition. While it is so hot, the car air conditioning Brisbane people at Sully’s Auto can help keep you cool on your trip. They also have provided this checklist of things to do before setting off.


  •  Check tyre pressure and inflate if needed
  • Check for uneven wear and bald spots on your tyres
  • Book in for a full service and safety check OR
  • Check brake, water & transmission fluids and top up if necessary
  • Fill petrol tank and ensure gauge is working properly
  • Subscribe to a 24 hour breakdown service, just in case
  • Don’t overload with unnecessary items or exceed towing capacity
  • Test lights and indicators are working
  • Check electric towing brakes
  • Make sure your air conditioning is working

Ensuring this checklist is marked off will help make the path to your destination a smooth and trouble-free trip.

What We Offer

Sullys Auto offers the highest quality car air conditioning service in the Brisbane area.

Our Services

We have over 20 years of experience doing automotive repairs, so you know you can trust us with your car. We take the same care with your vehicle as we would with our own. Our tight-knit team is honest and aims to satisfy the customer, providing quality service rather than rushing through jobs.

We have a fully equipped mobile van that can travel to you at a time that suits you. We welcome government vehicles and insurance work.

We repair air conditioning systems in cars, 4WDs, utes, trucks, tractors, plant machinery, and heavy machinery. We also offer paintless dent removal, where we bend the panel back to its original shape without the need for paint. We use only the best parts and products to ensure that you get a quality result. You can rely on our expertise and skills.

Service Area

We are based in Tamborine, but we service Brisbane, the Gold Coast hinterland, Maclean, Beenleigh, Yarrabilba, Boonah, Flagstone, Beaudesert, Logan Village, Mundoolun, Jimboomba, Canungra, Eagle Heights, Browns Plains, Greenbank, Mount Nathan, Maudsland, Oxenford, Coomera, Nerang, Jacobs Well, Pimpama, Helensvale, and more. We generally travel to anywhere within a 100km radius of Tamborine – contact us to see if we will come to you.

Air conditioning is important – not only for your comfort during the harsh Queensland summer, but also during winter. In colder weather, the air conditioning can actually be used to clear away condensation on the interior of your car windscreen and windows. This will keep you much safer than if you were squinting trying to see through the fog.

If you have a problem with your air conditioner in your vehicle, you’ve come to the right place. At Sullys Auto, car air conditioning is our specialty.

Sullys Auto Services

Sullys Auto offers a range of services including air conditioning servicing and paintless dent repair.

Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair is an effective way of removing dents as long as the paint is undamaged. It is effective for issues like hail damage through to large dents. That said, smaller dents are more likely to be fixed easily. It can be used in combination with other panel repair techniques like using body filler in situations where not all of the damage can be fixed with paintless dent repair.

Paintless dent repair is most effective when the paint is modern and flexible (paint flexibility has improved over the years), and when the metal hasn’t been stretched too much.

Paintless dent repair is achieved by pushing out the dent from the other side of the panel. Sometimes glue and special tools can be used to pull out the dent from the outside. Paintless dent removal is suitable for steel and aluminium surfaces. The repair can be refined by making small adjustments by tapping on the surface. Our skilled technicians know how to push out a dent without cracking the paint, which takes experience. We also have all the equipment necessary for the job.

Air Conditioning Repair

At Sullys Auto, we specialise in car air conditioning repair. In particular, we are experts in air conditioning systems for plant machinery and heavy machinery. We have the skills and equipment to de-gas, re-gas, troubleshoot and repair any auto air conditioning system. We have over 20 years experience in automotive repair, so you know you can trust us to get the job done properly. One of the other advantages to using Sullys Auto is that we are a mobile service, so wherever you are in the Gold Coast/Brisbane region, we can come to you.

Sullys Auto – experts in paintless dent removal and auto air conditioning.

Sullys Auto – Your Number 1

Sullys Auto is proud to be your #1 in auto air conditioning. We’ve worked hard for over 20 years to prove ourselves to be the best in the business, and our customers will agree for good reason!

Our Services

We offer a range of different services not limited to car air conditioning. We also offer minor servicing, paintless dent removal, diagnostics and trouble code clearing, key coding, and minor mechanical repairs. We are practically a one stop shop for anything auto. We use only the best quality parts, and our workmanship is second to none. We offer air conditioning installs and repairs for more than just cars, too. We also do 4WDs, utes, trucks, buses, vans, and tractors. We supply and install all the necessary components of air conditioning units, offer re-gassing and de-gassing, and can clean and recondition. We offer a mobile service where we come to you at a time that works for you. We also offer diagnostics, and if even if we can’t fix it, we can find out what the problem is. When we do a job, we do it thoroughly and correctly, and don’t cut corners. If your air conditioner needs a re-gas, we will make sure we have found the gas leak and fix it so the repair is lasting.

Our Staff

Our staff are known for their friendly, honest, and reliable attitude, and also for their expertise with cars, parts, and automotive work. We forge a positive relationship with our customers so they put Sullys at the top of their list for the next time they need any work done on their cars. Our small, tight-knit team delivers quality work every time.
So if you have any automotive or air conditioning work that needs doing, especially if you need someone to come to you, give us a call today on 0401 343 071.

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