About Lonsdale Auto Works

Lonsdale Auto Works is a full-service auto repair shop in Lonsdale, MN. We specialize in preventative maintenance and auto repair of domestic and imported vehicles.

Family-owned and operated for more than 15 years, Lonsdale Auto Works remains one of the most awarded auto repair shops in the Lonsdale area. We’ve received dozens of awards for outstanding customer service and strive to make every experience the best.

We’re not just an auto shop focused on repairs—
we’re a team of “people persons” ready to exceed your expectations.

A Full-Service Auto Shop That Focuses On Customer Service

Lonsdale Auto Works opened its doors on July 2005. Our mission and purpose are very clear: to serve the community of Lonsdale, MN and bring the best value and service in the area.

Owner and operator Scott Pelava saw the need for a more modern auto service center in the fast-growing community of Lonsdale. With years of experience and expertise, he made Lonsdale Auto Works into one of the most respected auto repair shops in Rice County.

Scott’s vision of a customer-centric repair shop formed the image for what Lonsdale Auto Works is today. Recognized for rave reviews, multiple awards, and our extensive customer base, we pride ourselves on delivering experiences no other shops can bring. 

Auto Repair Services That Meet The Mark, Every Single Time

There’s no need to worry about quality with Lonsdale Auto Works. We’ve staked our reputation on excellent services that withstand the test of time. We currently offer a wide range of automotive solutions, including the following:

Preventative Maintenance

Brake Repair & Service


Electrical System Repair

Tires & Alignment

Fleet Services

When you choose our team to work on your vehicle, there’s no question about what the outcome may be. Without a doubt, you know you’ll receive exactly the treatment that you need.

Call us today to set up an appointment.

Our Facility is Designed to Bring Great Customer Experiences

Lonsdale Auto Works isn’t your average coupon shop—and our commitment to the community is a massive part of our work. We aim to upgrade the traditional auto shop experience, emphasizing care and quality. The amenities we provide in our auto garage are a large part of this goal.

We provide a spacious waiting area with stress-free amenities, like loaner cars, a waiting room with free WiFi, and a kids’ playroom. Not only that. Kids go home with their own Matchbox car as our “thank you” to parents for choosing our team.

We don’t stick with tradition just because “it works.” Instead, we rely on cutting-edge equipment—like Hunter Alignment machines, Robinair A/C Machines, and Autel and Snap-on diagnostic tools—to do the job.

We’re not in the business of overpromising and under-delivering. Since we do what we say and say what we do, you can trust our team to deliver excellence the first time around.

See Why Our Service Sets Us Apart— Check Out Lonsdale Auto Works Inc.

Led by an auto repair professional with decades of experience, Lonsdale Auto Works is more than prepared to service your vehicle. 

Feel free to drop off your vehicle and wait in our spacious lobby. Or pick up a loaner car to get around even while your car’s being repaired. Whatever your needs, whatever your schedule, Lonsdale Auto Works is here for you.

See why we have become Lonsdale’s favorite auto repair shop. Call us at (507) 744-3304 to schedule an appointment at a time convenient to you. Our shop is located at 616 Industrial Dr., SE 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.