Gil's Safety Service - Auto Mechanic Shop

An Auto Repair Shop with History in Ridgewood, NJ

Gil's Safety Service has been in business since 1959, providing automotive services to the communities of Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park, Waldwick, Wycoff, and Paramus in Bergen County, New Jersey. The original Gil started in a bay across the street from our current location before buying the property at 175 Chestnut Street and building our own auto repair shop. In 1986, James Ketterer began working at Gil’s, to eventually take over the business in January of 1992. We are proud to say we’ve outlasted most auto repair shops in our neighborhood, and we like to think it’s because we’ve consistently offered a high-quality, friendly auto repair experience for 60 years running.

Bringing Gil's into the 21st Century

In 2001, Gary Stark came on board at Gil's, bringing with him two decades of automotive experience and one decade of mobile mechanic experience. Gary’s knowledge and skill has contributed greatly to the success of Gil’s Safety Service. As for James, he now has 33 years of auto repair experience, building on his auto tech degree from Lincoln Technical Institute as well as ongoing technical training through the years. His areas of expertise include general auto repairs, 4-wheel alignments, and suspension repairs.

Auto Mehcanics at Gil's Safety Service

“I never get tired of the auto repair process, from making the original appointment to seeing how happy our customers are when they get their cars back in perfect running order. Also, nothing beats the satisfaction that comes with diagnosing a hard problem.” – James Ketterer, Owner

The “No Drama” Auto Repair Shop

Another great thing about Gil's Safety Service—there’s no drama at our auto repair shop. Our team gets along great, and people always comment on the pleasant and clean atmosphere here. When you do work right the first time and communicate clearly with each other and with customers, why should there be any drama? Bring your vehicle to Gil's and see what we mean.