Sanderson Auto Repair


Sanderson Auto Repair is a full service preventive maintenance & automotive repair center that has been performing high quality, guaranteed automotive repairs in the Albert Lea area since 1985. We service & repair all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles. We are your logical alternative to the dealership for all scheduled maintenance of your personal vehicle, or fleet car or truck. Bring in your foreign and domestic auto, SUV, or pickup today with complete confidence that your vehicle will be serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer's warranty. Sanderson Auto Repair is an independently owned & operated full-service repair and maintenance facility. We use the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle isrepaired or serviced properly and in a timely fashion. We only use quality replacement parts, and our technicians are ASE-certified.


Driving on under inflated tires can damage your vehicle and potentially cause an accident. Low tire pressure also leads to lower gas mileage. If your vehicle's TPMS dashboard light turns on, it is important to have it inspected right away. Watch the Car Care Council's new video about the TPMS warning light:


"Thanks for all your help!"
- D. P.


If you ever find yourself with a dead vehicle battery, having jumper cables on hand can be a lifesaver. It is also important to understand how to use them. Learn more about how to hook up and use jumper cables properly here:


"Great wo"
- G. K.


Are you planning on taking along your furry friend for a car ride this spring or summer? If so, be prepared and understand how to keep your pet safe in the car. Read essential tips for pet car safety here:


"I was warmly welcomed, listened to and they took care of me right away. Great service! I'd highly recommend them to others. "
- D. H.


Changing your brake's fluid regularly will help maintain the performance and integrity of your vehicle's brake system. A brake fluid flush is usually recommended when brake problems arise or if the brake fluid is full of moisture. Read more about the importance of a brake flush here:


"Always great service and advice "
- A. I.


When it comes to your car, simple oversights may turn into costly repairs more quickly than you might think. Fortunately, a few simple car maintenance tips can help save you money on major repairs over time. Here are some car maintenance oversights to avoid:


You're driving and suddenly hear a strange noise that you haven't heard before. Understanding common noises your car might make and what they indicate can help determine how soon you need to visit a mechanic. Read more about common car noises and what they mean here:


You never know when you might find yourself dealing with unexpected car troubles. Having a car emergency kit on hand with the right tools can help you get back on the road or wait safely until help arrives. Here are some items to always keep in your vehicle:


If you're planning a long road trip this summer, don't forget to have your vehicle inspected before heading out on your journey to ensure that you reach your destination safely. Read more safety tips to remember on your road trip here:


Don't get stuck on the road with broken air conditioning this summer! Now is the time to have your A/C system inspected to make sure you stay cool and comfortable on your drive. Here are some signs that your A/C system needs a repair:


Distracted driving is such a deadly crisis that there’s an entire month dedicated to preventing it. Every April, the National Safety Council and other organizations participate in educating people on ways to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving — so let’s all do our part, too.


Driving with worn shocks or struts can result in an uncomfortable ride and a decrease in your ability to properly control your vehicle. If you notice that your vehicle bounces excessively over bumps or vibrates at high speeds, bring your vehicle into our shop for a shocks & struts inspection.


If you're expecting a tax refund, consider using a portion of that refund towards preventative vehicle maintenance. Routine car care will help keep your vehicle running dependably and improve its fuel economy.


"excellent service, very friendly, top notch everything."
- D. N.

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"Curt has been great to work with for my sons car. I am not in the area and I am able to discuss issues about the car and he always gives options to think about. He has safety in mind and is also concerned about having high quality work performed on the vehicle. Thank you!!"
- N. S.


We understand how stressful a car engine overheating can be. If you ever find yourself in that situation, it's important to understand the next steps to take to handle the situation safely and effectively. Here's what to do if your vehicle is overheating:


"Quick and friendly service "
- J. N.


Car batteries are often taken for granted until they simply stop working, and usually at the worst time. A dead battery can be an inconvenience at best and, at worst, may leave you stranded somewhere. That’s why it’s important to know when to replace your car battery. Read more about when a battery replacement is needed here:


Brakes are one of the most crucial components of your vehicle, and paying attention to warning signs of a problem is important to your safety on the road. If you ever notice any of the following top 7 warning signs that you need your brakes checked, don't hesitate to bring your car into our shop for an inspection:


Are you overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Postponing necessary maintenance can be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. Stop stalling and get your vehicle serviced today at our trusted auto shop!


Did you know that new drivers are more susceptible to distractions while they’re driving? Teaching teens to be aware of the hazards associated with riding with their friends may help reduce distractions and ensure a safer ride. Read more about how to be a better passenger here:


"We are so grateful to Sanderson Auto for digging in and figuring out what the issue was with our car before a big road trip. They got it fixed super fast so we could get on our way. We feel blessed to have such good service right in our own town."
- A. W.


Planning a road trip for Spring Break? Bring your vehicle into our shop to make sure your car is ready for the long drive. Did you know that getting a tune-up beforehand can actually save you money on gas when you hit the road? Here are more ways to save gas money on your road trip:


Spring is here, and the colder winter temperatures may have been rough on your car. Spring is the perfect time to bring your car into our shop for a bumper to bumper inspection to identify any minor problems before they become major ones. Read more about Spring auto tips here:


#SymptomSunday: Notice an unusual leak underneath your vehicle? The color of the leak can give you an idea of the source of the problem. Most leaks are troublesome and need to be looked at by a mechanic. Read more about leaks and what specific colors can indicate here:


"Wish I could give more stars!!! "
- J. S.


Not only does routine auto care and preventative maintenance help keep your car safe and dependable, but it helps save money and aggravation. Here is a helpful checklist to follow for annual car care:


Is your check engine light on? If so, we recommend having your vehicle inspected by one of our trusted mechanics as soon as possible. The check engine light can often times indicate an immediate issue when paired with other symptoms -


Did you know that car batteries only last between 2 and 5 years on average? Read more on when to start considering a car battery change and tips on how to extend the life of your car battery:


"As always, they are the best!"
- G. E.


Do you hear a squealing or shrieking noise while braking? It is usually a sign of a brake problem. Let’s take a look at the most common brake noises and the kind of issues they can indicate.


Hitting a pothole on the road can do damage to your tires, suspension, wheel alignment, and more. Here are warning signs that hitting a pothole may have damaged your vehicle:


Many of us are guilty of getting angry on the road at one time or another while driving. However, road rage can be extremely dangerous for ourselves and others. Here are some tips on how to avoid it:


"Great service, They got me in and out very quickly. Reasonable rates. If I'm in the area again . I will choose Sanderson's Auto. Thank you guys."
- D. C.


Do you notice a strong smell of gas while driving or find yourself refueling more often than usual? These are the most common symptoms of a fuel leak. This is an issue that needs to be repaired quickly. Read more on why it isn't safe to drive with a fuel leak:


"Brought my car into them late in the day and they were able to fit me in and get me going again. Everyone was pleasant and made me feel welcomed and taken care of."
- K. Q.


#TriviaTuesday: Ever wonder why some countries drive on the right side of the road and others on the left side? The reason dates back to before the invention of cars! Read more about why here:


Driving safe is extremely important in order to protect yourself and others on the road. Are you driving safely enough? Take this quiz to find out!


Understanding your vehicle's warning lights and what they represent will help you figure out what to do next once a light turns on. Read more about the 5 most important warning lights and what they indicate here:


Getting into your car and discovering it won't start can be stressful. If you ever find yourself in this situation, here are some helpful tips on what to do next:


"I needed my car checked over quick to see if it was safe for travel. I came in last minute and everything moved smoothly and efficiently. Thanks!"
- K. L.


131 W College St
Albert Lea, MN

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 17:00


(507) 377-3320


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