Brake Service & Repair in Lonsdale, MN

Your braking system is essential for your safety and the safety of others on the road. Lonsdale Auto Works provides reliable and efficient brake repair services in Lonsdale, MN.

Your brake’s proper operation is critical to vehicle safety. Regular maintenance and timely repair will prevent serious damage affecting your vehicle and provide you and your loved ones peace of mind.

Whether you need service for your daily driver or fleet vehicle, the team at Lonsdale Auto Works is ready and willing to help. From brake pad replacements to brake line repairs, we have the expertise to fix it right the first time. Contact our service advisor to learn more about brake repair and services in Lonsdale, MN.

Reliable Brake Service You Can Trust

The seasoned brake technicians at Lonsdale Auto Works are no strangers to brake repair, replacement, and other services. We have decades of experience helping Lonsdale vehicle owners manage anything, from routine brake maintenance to more complex brake repairs.

Among the services we can do for your brakes include the following: 

When is the Perfect Time For Brake Repair?

It’s important to schedule maintenance for your brakes at least once per 10,000 or 12,000 miles. This may be once a year, depending on how much you drive, or even every six months if you commute longer. You may want to refer to your owner’s manual to determine the best time to schedule a brake service for your vehicle.

That said, you may need to bring your vehicle for repairs if any signs or symptoms of damage occur. These include:

Brake Repair vs. Full Brake Replacement

Most braking systems require both replacement and repair at some point. But when is the best time to schedule each service? And how do you know which one you need?

Complete brake replacement is the total replacement of the entire braking system. All brake components are replaced depending on the vehicle’s make and model, including brake pads, rotors, and calipers. This is usually required when the brake components are severely worn or damaged beyond repair or when the vehicle has high mileage. 

On the other hand, brake repair typically involves fixing or replacing specific parts that are worn or damaged. Commonly repaired or replaced parts are the brake pads and rotors. Repairing is a less extensive (and less expensive option) than a complete brake replacement.

Typically, brake repair may involve diagnostics to identify looming problems with your brakes. With this preventative maintenance approach, you can get the necessary service before an active problem arises. 

At Lonsdale Auto Works, our brake mechanics do this to identify minor issues before they become more significant concerns. We provide routine brake maintenance and other services to prolong the life of your brakes.

At Lonsdale Auto Works, our brake mechanics do this to identify minor issues before they become more significant concerns. We provide routine brake maintenance and other services to prolong the life of your brakes.

Schedule Your Brake Service & Repair With Lonsdale Auto Works

Lonsdale Auto Works proudly serves the community of Lonsdale, MN and nearby areas with the most comprehensive brake repair and services for domestic and imported vehicles. We’re passionate about customer service. We do our best to deliver outcomes that speak for themselves. 

Call us today at (507) 744-3304 to get started. If you wish to drop by, our brake repair 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.