LONSDALE AUTO WORKS was founded over a decade ago 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 of Lonsdale. A strong background in domestic and import vehicles helped formed the vision of what LONSDALE AUTO WORKS is today. With one apprentice he built a reputation for quality service and fair pricing. As the need arose, additional technicians have joined his team to keep up with our customers need for fast, quality service. Scott lives in Lonsdale with his wife Sandy and their son and daughter. Scott is also very active in the community. He is currently in his second term as a Lonsdale City Council Member. He has held numerous leadership positions with the Boy Scouts and has served as a director of the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce and is currently a member of the Lonsdale Lions Club.
Technician Mark Lane is an ASE-Certified Auto Technician and has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems and electronics. Mark joined our team in 2017 after working at leading shops in the Twin Cities. His experiences in those shops gave him invaluable knowledge that we can use in our area. Mark and his wife live in Lonsdale.
Our Service Manager and Service Advisor Michelle Borchardt joined LONSDALE AUTO WORKS in 2015. Michelle's 15 years experience in outside and consultative sales bring a unique perspective to the customer service we are able to provide our clients. Whether dealing with a simple oil change to a complete engine replacement, she will take the time to explain the issues in a manner that is understandable. She provides our clients with the information required to help them make an informed decision about their vehicle repairs.
Michelle currently lives in Lonsdale and is very active within the community as she has held positions on the TCU Community Education Board, The Lonsdale Crawl Board and is currently a TCU School Board Member.