Highest Quality Service to Keep Your Vehicle Safe & Reliable

Lonsdale Auto Works is committed to providing best-in-class auto repair and maintenance services in Lonsdale, MN. We value our clients deeply and strive to ensure your vehicle lasts as long as possible.

The Best in Value & Auto Repair in Lonsdale, MN

Not every auto shop is committed to customer service and excellent craftsmanship. But where other shops fall short, Lonsdale Auto Works strides ahead.

As your trusted vehicle repair shop serving Lonsdale and surrounding areas, we take our commitment to quality very seriously. We offer grade-A maintenance and repair services that exceed the competition to serve at-need vehicles with masterful results.

Our Services

Comprehensive Auto Care for All Makes & Models

Trust us to keep your vehicle in top condition. At Lonsdale Auto Works, we offer the following services to keep your vehicle running smoothly and reliably for years.

Lonsdale Auto Works does oil changes, inspections, fluid flushes, filter changes, and other essential services to keep your car running smoothly and prevent costly repairs down the road.


Our highly-trained technicians are brake repair and maintenance experts. Whether your brakes need a simple adjustment or a complete overhaul, we’ll ensure your vehicle is safe and reliable.

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and experienced technicians to identify and diagnose any issues with your check engine light or drivability.
From batteries to alternators to wiring, our skilled technicians can diagnose and repair any electrical issues your vehicle may be experiencing. We’ll guide you on your vehicle’s electrical needs and provide fair pricing and honest service.

Proper tire maintenance and wheel alignment are crucial for your vehicle’s safety and performance. At Lonsdale Auto Works, we offer a wide selection of tires and expert tire and alignment services to keep your vehicle running smoothly.


We understand the importance of keeping your fleet vehicles on the road and operating efficiently. That’s why we offer a full range of fleet services to minimize downtime, including maintenance, repairs, and inspections.

In addition, we service engines, transmissions, auto air conditioners, cooling systems, steering and suspension, exhaust system, timing belt and timing chain, axles, and clutches. We also do fluid exchanges, BG services, and used car inspections.

Give us a call—we do it all.

Roadside Assistance & Towing Service in Lonsdale, MN

We understand how frustrating it can be to experience a breakdown or flat tire in the middle of nowhere. That’s why we provide reliable and prompt assistance whenever you need it.

From jumping your battery to installing a spare tire, we make sure your experience with roadside assistance is seamless from beginning to end. In addition to our roadside assistance services, we offer towing services to transport your vehicle to our facility.

Call us today for more details.

We Service a Variety of Vehicles & Trailers

From American-made vehicles to international cars, Lonsdale Auto Works provides lasting automotive solutions that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We proudly provide repair and maintenance services for various brands of vehicles, including:

We may service other vehicles depending on the situation. Call our shop to learn more.

Need help repairing your trailer? Lonsdale Auto Works can also help. We service many types of trailers in Lonsdale, MN, including utility, boat, contractor, and ice fishing house trailers.

More Reasons to Choose Lonsdale Auto Works

Committed to Excellence & Customer Service

At Lonsdale Auto Work, we have experienced and knowledgeable staff. We are a part of TECHNET, a nationwide network of independent repair shops that offer top-quality service. 

Our shop has been awarded an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), showcasing our history of providing excellent service to its customers.

The shop has been a Talk Awards winner since 2011, recognizing businesses that provide outstanding customer service.

Stress-Free Amenities & Services

We understand that getting your car serviced can be an inconvenience. Thus, we offer loaner cars and pick-up/drop-off services to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Should you choose to wait while we work on your car, we have free Wi-Fi and a play area for your kids. We have a super clean and comfy waiting area.

Moreover, we have text-to-pay, credit card, and contactless payment options.

We also offer a best-in-class 36-month/36,000-mile Nationwide Warranty, Road Hazard Tire Protection, and Emergency Roadside Assistance, all through TECHNET.

A Business That Gives Back

When you choose Lonsdale Auto Works, rest assured that you’re not only receiving top-quality service. You’re also supporting a business that gives back.

Our shop owner, Scott Pelava, is a proud founder of the Auto Shop Owners Group (ASOG), a community of shop owners helping other shop owners.

Lonsdale Auto Works is a member of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), which advocates for the rights of automotive service providers and promotes professionalism in the industry.

Our shop was also the first in Minnesota to join the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA).

Experience the Lonsdale Auto Works Difference!

Whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs, don’t trust just anyone. Bring it to the caring automotive experts at Lonsdale Auto Works. We have the expertise and resources to do the job right the first time.

Get in touch today at (507) 744-3304 and schedule your appointment. You can also drop by our shop at 616 Industrial Dr., Lonsdale, MN, 55046.

KC Eyton


KC Eyton is our Light Duty Auto Technician where she serves in support for our other technicians and provides inspection, maintence and tire services and assists the front counter. KC has been with us since 2021.

Being an automotive technician at LAW has allowed me to learn & do what I’m passionate about. I enjoy the fast-paced environment filled with challenges & feeling a sense of accomplishment when I’ve used my knowledge & experience to solve an issue. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people who care about my personal well-being & professional growth. I love how my boss Scott constantly believes in me. He pushes me to take on projects that I think are way beyond my abilities. I am so grateful for the mentorship & support. This truly creates a family environment where everyone is there for each other. I love my job!

Chris Waskosky


Chris Waskosky is a Master Auto Technician and has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems and electronics. Chris joined our team in 2011. Chris has a lifetime of mechanical experience from vintage steam engines, to carburetors, to the latest in high-tech modern automobile systems.

Along with having a fun work environment, I enjoy a variety of jobs I can do. One vehicle may be an oil change, but the next vehicle may be using a lab scope to find a communication problem between computers. Every day brings new vehicles and new challenges.

Denise Davis

Service Manager

Service Manger, Denise Davis joined our team in 2018. Her experience in customer service, retail sales as well as store & employee management is extensive.

Denise has a great ability to transform the complexity of modern automobiles into easy to understand explanations that help bring comfort & confidence to our clients. Whether dealing with a simple oil change or a complete engine replacement, she will take the time to explain the issues in a manner that is understandable and she provides our clients with the information required to help them make an informed decision about their vehicle repairs. She is always willing to help with whatever questions & concerns you may have.

Scott Palava


Lonsdale Auto Works was founded in 2005 by owner, Scott Pelava.

As an ASE-Certified Master Auto Technician, Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, Undercar Specialist, and Service Consultant, he saw the need for a more modern auto service center in the fast growing community of Lonsdale. A strong background in domestic and import vehicles helped formed the vision of what Lonsdale Auto Works is today.

Starting with one apprentice, he built a reputation for quality service and fair pricing. As the need arose, additional technicians joined his team to keep up with our customers’ need for fast, quality service.

Scott is also very active in the community. He is currently in his fourth term as a Lonsdale City Council Member. He has held numerous leadership positions with the local Boy Scout Troop and at the District and Council levels. He is the Past President of the Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Lonsdale Lions Club.

Scott has been recognized multiple times for his contributions to the auto repair industry. In 2017 he founded ASOG (Auto Shop Owners Group) in an effort to provide support to other repair shop owners. The organization has grown to the largest in the world. As a result, Scott was named in the Top 100 People in World the Automotive & Transportation as well as listed in the Marquis Who’s Who of Business in America.