LONSDALE AUTO WORKS     507-744-3304


 A business is only as good as its staff.

We are fortunate to have a great group of people to deliver you award winning service.


 Lonsdale Auto Works was founded by owner Scott Pelava. As an ASE-Certified Master Auto Technician, Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, Undercar Specialist & Service Consultant, he saw the need for a more modern auto service center in the fast growing community. A strong background in domestic and import vehicles was his launching point. With one apprentice he built a reputation for quality service and fair pricing. As the need arose, additional technicians have been brought on to keep up with our customers need for fast, quality service.

Scott lives in Lonsdale with his wife Sandy & their son & daughter.




Lead Technician Chris Waskosky is an ASE-Certified Master Auto Technician as well as a GM & Ford Factory Trained Technician. Chris has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems & electronics. Chris is Powerstroke & DuraMax Diesel Certified & a DOT Inspector. Chris was the Minnesota 1997 Ford/AAA Skills Challenge Champion & 10th place contestant in the National 1997 Ford/AAA Skills Challenge. Chris repairs all makes & models of vehicles & also small engines.


Chris & his children live in Faribault.




Technician Pat Skluzacek is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician as well as an ASE Certified Master Truck Technician. Pat served as a mechanic in the US Army before entering the civilian market. He has worked for independant repair shops as well as Chrysler. Pat's qualifications include having served as a Service Manager. His experience & attention to detail is to your benefit as he will address your concerns as well as issues you may not even know of yet.



Pat was born & raised in the Lonsdale area & currently lives in town with his childen.



Our goal is to provide quality & affordable service, from simple scheduled maintenance to the most complex mechanical or electrical repairs. We will make sure your experience will be so great you will want to refer everyone you know to Lonsdale Auto Works.