About Us

Ron Hill automatics are winners of the prestigious “Excellence in Business” Awards for 2012 as Enterprise of the Year and have been acknowledge for their commitment and passion to excellent customer service on the Sunshine Coast. Finalists undergo a three tier judging process consisting of written submission, on site business interview and mystery shop. Each section is judged by two judges and all six scores are added together to determine the large and small winner of each category. All judges scores are included in the totals to maintain impartiality. The highest scoring large and small business across all categories is awarded Enterprise of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Ron Hill started repairing Automatic Transmissions in a small shed at the Gap in Brisbane in 1975. It was an idea of his father in law, Gordon Wallace, to study up on Automatics after marrying his daughter Dell. Ron commenced his Motor Mechanic’s Apprenticeship in the Australian Army and studied Automatics with the International Correspondence School. After 5 years of starting the business at the Gap in Brisbane, it was moved to 44 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore in 1980. Ron has a real passion for the industry and it even flows through to his hobby of restoring muscle cars and has built trophy winning vehicles. These have included a highly modified 1956 F100. The next project was a 1955 Chev Tudor Belair Sedan.

“Currently Ron is building a 1968 Chev Camaro with many modern upgrades.”

Ron took Bill Olah on as a partner after many years of working together in the business. This was a great move as Bill brought a boost of enthusiasm and excellent organizational skills. Bill’s Automotive training was achieved West of Sydney as a Motor Mechanic then moving forward to specialize in Automatic Transmissions. Bill is a keen 4WD enthusiast with trips to Fraser Island, Cape York and Double Island Point being favourites. A trip to King Ash Bay, Northern Territory to fish with the crocs with son Tim. And the big BARRA wasn't caught! Fraser Island is a favourite adventure whether its with the family catching plenty of spotty mackeral or with the boys chasing taylor.

Latest Project

Latest project is repairs and maintenance on the Toyota Prado for another Fraser trip. 


Ron and Bill both share strong family values and strive to maintain a friendly, professional team so everyone enjoys their day at work. We really value the fact that people choose to come in our door and do our level best to exceed their expectations. We pride ourselves on our integrity and our team will convey that in how we serve you, our customer.

  • The business has steadily grown with the area and continues to be leaders within the Industry.
  • Our experienced team are long serving, dedicated professionals who are committed to excellent service and always happy to help. 

Mission Statement

To exceed customer expectations, focus on a high standard of professionalism and maintain status as industry leaders.

Vision Statement

To be Australia's finest and most professional in the Automatic Transmission Industry by providing award winning customer service and excellence in workmanship.

The Mechanic that is more than just transmissions

Our team keeps up to date with vehicle technology and trends. Everything from latest model vehicles including Hybrid and CVT Transmissions, back in time to vintage and hot rods.



"Hello, I just wanted to thank you for such great service. My car, Audi A4, was serviced by your team. We were unsure of what could be wrong with the vehicle but it is running so much more smoothly and we are very happy. Reluctantly, we will now sell it to our son, but with it running so well, would prefer to keep it. You may recall me talking about this."

Margaret Fowler

"Big shout out to Tim at Ron Hill Automatics for the help on a car before purchase, your expertise and advice were valuable and greatly appreciated."

Carolyn Cafini

"Ron Hill Automatics have kept our F250 on the road in good shape for years now. We wouldn't go anywhere else for transmission work"

Pacific Harvest Bait Sales

Thanks for the advice, and great service...the lollies are a nice touch! I have to compliment your apprentice who had the enviable task of playing taxi driver for me today while our Patrol was in being looked at, he was very polite and friendly to chat to ? Will recommend to friends any day of the week on the back of good old fashioned service!

Brooke McMahon!

"I think you’ve pretty much cracked it! It’s not often a mechanical repair can be a pleasant experience – Thanks for your assistance."

Frank at Coolum Garage

"You can’t beat 10 out of 10 so just do not go out of business"

Judy & Graham Tipping

"Great service, Great Staff. Loved the minties. Superb, Honest, Beaut."

Mary Carroll

"Ron Hill Automatics went out of their way to help me get my car back on the road. Even with short notice they perform at their best. I highly recommend them to everyone. Performance or standard, they know their stuff."

Troy Kohncke

"We thank you for your courteous and cheerful service. Loved the minties idea. Have no suggestions to improve such a wonderful service."


"Particularly liked the diagnosis detail printed on the invoice."

Carl Thrupp

"We are longstanding happy customers since you started. Thanks."

Bob and Wendy Trinder

"Thanks so much wonderful service and really happy with the price I will defiantly be back"

Clint Raby