Sandy Lane Automotive- Blog

Timing belts serve several tasks. The biggest thing a timing belt does is connect the crankshaft to the camshaft. The timing belt is very similar to a serpentine belt however has hundreds of little teeth on the belt itself. If the timing belt is off just one tooth the engine may run rough or may not even run at all.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
At the helm of his ship: Chad Helm puts Edmonton on the right side of fashion

Many an Edmontonian has relied on Chad Helm to befit them in bespoke, and outfit them in the latest in men’s fashions. As a teenager growing up in Edmonton, he was cognizant of a missing emphasis on men’s fashion in the city and set out to change that landscape when he opened his downtown, full-service luxury men’s wear store, The Helm Clothing, in 2012.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Engineer, Dancer, Woodworker & Gardener—No idle moment for this Sandy Lane veteran

In a past life, Evan Zukiwsky could throw his legs over his head, leap across a stage and keep impressive formations with his Ukrainian Shumka dance team.

A well-maintained car? Gary Redmond will tell you why it’s important

Gary’s childhood gave him a lifelong appreciation for travel and world exploration—and a knack for understanding multiple dialects and accents of the English language. He was born in Otago, New Zealand, and lived in England and United States before settling in Edmonton. His career has taken him across Canada and to international destinations, including Red Cross disaster zones like Yugoslavia where he was responsible for disaster recovery programs.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Devoted Edmontonian, John Shires, shares a lifetime of community engagement experiences

John Shires is as Edmontonian as they come—born, raised, and still a devoted citizen of our city’s community. He began his career working in Parks & Recreation with the City, then moved on to a position as Director of Communications for Forestry and Wildlife for the Province of Alberta.

A Visit from Bobbi Stobbart Makes for a Great Day at Sandy Lane

For 35 years, Bobbi Stobbart has dedicated herself to occupational health and safety, intensive care and community health as a Registered Nurse. The former Cubs leader has lived in Edmonton since 1988 and enjoys hiking and biking in the River Valley and Hawrelak Park…and she sings every chance she gets.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Scott Wallace is all about planning for the future and doing his part to make Edmonton a great city

Scott Wallace’s retirement metaphor makes nothing but good sense—the longer your snowball rolls down the mountain, the bigger it will get. Start saving early is only a small part of what Scott helps his clients do. He also encourages them to have a vision—where do you see yourself living? What are you doing there?

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Lights, Camera, Edit! A Glimpse into the Life of Wayne Anderson

AGT, Air New Zealand, McDonald’s. These are only a handful of the corporate commercials Wayne Anderson had a hand in creating in his long and lucrative career as an editor in film and television. For Wayne, editing wasn’t work, but a daily creative endeavour. For each project, he assembled footage and script with intention, creating a story—whether it be a documentary, television show or commercial—that was memorable and impactful.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Hockey, baseball and string art keep Jen Jensen on the move

Jen and her husband first brought their Jeep Grand Cherokee into Sandy Lane when they relocated to Edmonton from Dawson Creek in 2013.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
After this…You’ll want to know Ron Dezman, too.

Though Ron Dezman lives in the same neighbourhood where he grew up, he has not always stayed close to home. For five years, he explored the African and Asian continents and the Middle East, coming home for short periods to work the summer months in Edmonton before setting off again.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Looking for a Bit of Rockabilly? Chris Grapel Can Show You How it’s Done

Bassist. Father. Husband. Geotechnical engineer. Volunteer. Off-road biker. Old-railway camper.

We asked Chris Grapel if he also sleeps. He told us, “Like a baby.”

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Bishu Fras is All About Trusted Counsel

For 35 years, Bishu Fras’ world has revolved around children and youth wellness. As a counselor and practicing psychologist for schools in the County of Strathcona, he plays an integral role in student social skill development, learning assessments, and conflict resolution, as well as personal and family counselling.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Forester and conservationist, Dave Watson, knows Western Canada as well as he knows his own car

A career in environmental conservation is one way to experience the wonder of our country’s great outdoors. Over the span of his career with Canadian Forestry Services, Dave Watson assembled the pieces of the puzzle that is forest management, and did survey work and economic research related to forest fire management. He was responsible for community education and building awareness on all matters environmental, from grizzly bear conservation to canoe recreation to how smoke moves after a fire.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
The Kind of Customer Every Business Needs

Despite her leadership being critical to the health of a community, Margo Long is not one to take herself too seriously. Even dropping her car keys in the North Saskatchewan River on a paddle boarding adventure won’t bring about panic, just a humorous phone call to Sandy Lane. (We love you, Margo!)

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Car Care and Bighearted Banter, Bruce Marshall Finds Both at Sandy Lane

Maybe more than a well-maintained car itself, Bruce Marshall loves good back-shop banter with the Sandy Lane crew.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Scientist, car lover and classical pianist? We found one in Randy Goebel

Instead of switching jobs, Randy Goebel collects them. He is a Professor of Computing Science at University of Alberta, Chief Scientist at AITF (Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation program)

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Drum roll please…Brian Jones shares his passion for music and Sandy Lane experience

The same year Sandy Lane opened its doors, Brian was invited to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as a student extra, and has been playing everything you can strike with a mallet or stick ever since.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Change of Seasons: Go to a Porsche Tire Shop for Summer Tires

Have you switched your winter tires for summer tires? Visit Sandy Lane Auto, your Porsche tire shop, to get summer road ready.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Peter Twiss Shares an Unwavering Work Ethic with Edmonton

Originally from Scotland, Peter came to Edmonton in 1973 to start his practice as a family doctor and raise a family. Though he made Edmonton his home, his Scottish work ethic never wavered: work hard, contribute to society and set an example for your children. For Peter, family has always come first.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
How Leigh Welsh Defines Home

Everyone’s got a happy place. The Old Strathcona Community Garden is one spot Leigh Welsh looks forward to spending time, sinking her hands into the cool soil of Spring. For the elementary school teacher, seeing her young students learn, grow and flourish is a great joy. In her free time, once the snow has melted, she gardens to keep the body active and mind relaxed, and every summer anticipates the taste of fresh kale, carrots, and beans and the promise of sweet peas.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Jim Noble's Gift That Just Keeps on Giving

“Beetlejuice,” was once Jim Noble’s pride and joy. No, not the 1988 box-office hit featuring Michael Keaton in stripes—this Beetlejuice was a 77’ Volkswagen Beetle, and Jim Noble’s pride and joy. (You might spot it on the Sandy Lane lobby television loop.) Seven years ago, when Jim went looking for mechanics who would work on his cream-coloured bug, he joked that he was willing to be cryogenically frozen while waiting for parts.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
5 Facts That You Didn’t Know About Mercedes Benz

We bet you know a lot about our high end automobiles, but here are 5 facts that we bet you didn't know about Mercedes Benz.

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Edmonton’s First Volvo Owner: One of Sandy Lane’s Longest Standing Customers

The misty scenery in Joan Petterson’s photo is enough to make anyone nostalgic for a road trip to the ocean. In the early 60s, Joan’s family bought the first-ever Volvo sold in Edmonton—a dark blue and grey P444. But, not long after acquiring it, they traded it for the second-ever Volvo to hit our city’s streets—a replica of the first, this time in bright red. Joan holds up a photo they took when they drove to the Oregon coast in 1961 for a family holiday.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
One of Sandy Lane's Great Adventurers

David Redford is a long standing loyal customer of ours.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
Does My Porsche Need Special Tires from A Porsche Tire Shop

Don't get caught on the road without the proper tires for your Porsche. Visit Sandy Lane Auto, your Porsche tire shop in Edmonton.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Yves Dempsey Brings His Car Back to Life at Sandy Lane

At Sandy Lane, when we think of Yves, we think meticulous his car is usually spotless, inside and out when he comes to the shop.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Sandy Lane Celebrates Cherished Customers & 50 Years in Business

Lawrence Wilson is one of Sandy Lane’s longest standing customers. He had his first Volvo serviced in 1970, and is currently driving an XC90, Volvo number seven.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Audi Oil Change: Don’t Ignore Your Audi’s Service Indicator

Your Audi is an important investment for you, don't ignore your service indicator. Book your Audi oil change on time to avoid costly repairs.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
3 Tips on How to Avoid Costly BMW Auto Repairs

Learn the top tips on how to avoid costly repairs and prioritize your BMW auto repairs by talking with a BMW technician.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
What to Ask your Volkswagen (VW) Mechanic

Important questions to ask your trusted Volkswagen mechanic to give you piece of mind and keep your Volkswagen running smooth.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
BMW Repair: The Importance of Seasonal Inspection & Maintenance

To avoid costly BMW repairs remember that extreme temperatures are hard on cars, and small problems can lead to even bigger ones,

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Winter is Just Around the Corner: Season Changes Require Oil Changes

Living in a winter city, oil changes may be the only thing between you and a car that just won't start. Here's what you need to know from thin to thick oil.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
Everything You Never Knew About the Porsche Brand

Ferdinand Porsche and his historic cars are so fascinating that It's one of the reasons we love them so much, here at Sandy Lane Auto Edmonton.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Three Reasons to Use Sandy Lane Auto as Your Independent Volkswagen Repair & Maintenance Destination

Why you should take your Volkswagen to Edmonton's Sandy Lane Auto.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
The Top 5 BMW Repairs You Shouldn't Try Yourself

With the evolution of technology, cars have become much more complex to fix than they used to be. Get all your BMW repairs done by a professional

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Summer is Here: We're Sure You're Ready, But is Your BMW?

Living in Edmonton, winterizing your car is as natural as breathing, but did you know that you need to summarize it too? Yes, summer is short and snowmaggedon will be upon us all too soon, but here at Sandy Lane Auto, Your Independent BMW Repair Facility in Edmonton South, we're ready to get your ride ready for the sunny season.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
Preparing Your Volkswagen For Holiday Travel

Winter driving during the holidays can dangerous if you and your Volkswagen are not prepared. Visit Sandy Lane Auto in Edmonton South

| Posted by Brett Morgan
How to Maintain Your Mercedes for Alberta Winters

Make sure that your Mercedes in Edmonton West is ready for whatever winter has to throw at it this year by with some winter maintenance from Sandy Lane Auto.

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
Being Prepared for Winter Driving in Your BMW

Be ready for winter driving in your BMW by getting any repairs done in Edmonton by the professionals. Not to mention get winter tires put on your BMW too.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Audi That You Need to Know

The leave are already starting to fall, which makes you wonder where summer went! With the long summer days gone, it's about time you did some maintenance on your Audi to be ready for fall!

| Posted by Tony Glumpak
Taking Care of Your BMW During the Summertime

You paid a great deal for your BMW, which is why you should make sure it's taken care of on the inside and out. Our BMW experts at Sandy Lane Auto Edmonton South and West explain what you can do to keep your BMW ready for summer.

| Posted by Brett Morgan
Getting Your Volkswagen Summer Ready

It's time for that summer road trip you've been planning but is your Volkswagen summer ready? Here are some Volkswagen maintenance tips that will make sure your Volkswagen is ready for the summer!


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