Renewable Energy Open House

Two different ways to save on renewable energy will be presented at a free open house event. The public is invited to learn about the new solar powered system at The Cliff House in Ogunquit, Maine. A recently installed large solar hot water system will save thousands of gallons of propane every year. This new system was designed and installed by David Small of Nelson & Small.

The second part of the open house is to educate homeowners about the Seacoast Energy Initiative (SEI), which is offering a ZERO interest weatherization loan committed to homeowners in the KEYSON region (Kittery, Eliot, York, So. Berwick, Ogunquit, and No. Berwick). The deadline for the homeowner’s loan applications is fast approaching on April 30, 2012. Information about the loan program will be highlighted according to Stephen Kosacz, co-chairman of the SEI committee and owner of Autoworks, Inc and Charlene Banulis, Director of Sales at the Cliff House. The Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Green Sneakers volunteer force will also be at the open house to showcase the solar installation and to promote the Seacoast Energy Initiative loan program. The event will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

More details to follow.

Hands-on Seminar for Garage Divas

Autoworks next women’s car care seminar presented by AC Delco will be Wednesday, October 2, 2013

By popular demand this event will be a hands-on experience. You will see the undercarriage, as well as under the hood. How to change a tire or change your oil and filter will be demonstrated. This is your chance to learn more about your vehicle’s maintenance and safety in a non-threatening environment.

Car Care Event for Garage Divas

Bring your buddies to this FREE women’s car care seminar, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm right here in our nine bay facility. Food, beverages, and door prizes will be provided.

Some of the things that were learned:

This program was developed to take the scare out of car care and empower women to communicate effectively about their vehicles in a confidence boosting environment. The hands-on event was conducted by ACDelco expert, Ron Olton as well as Stephen Kosacz, Autoworks owner, and service advisor, Jeremy Maddox. Special guest, Rayette Hudon, AAA Northern New England's Safety Specialist also joined us to share information.

Knowledge is Power is a great workshop that builds an outstanding amount of trust because of its welcoming atmosphere and wonderful refreshments and goodie bags. People understand that this is about education and information and that it is not a sales pitch. It will be a powerful tool for all participants and especially new drivers. All are welcome. or call for more details, 207-439-4500.

Kittery Block Party Fun


What a great day of celebration in Wallingford Square  for everyone in the family. June 18th from 10AM to 4PM in downtown Kittery, Autoworks  and our Smart Car participated in the Kittery Block Party to benefit the Kittery Recreation Department and Fair Tide organization. Free parking for the event was found at our repair facility at 107 Government Street. We had kids of all ages trying out our very popular Smart Car loaner vehicle. We listened to feedback from customers and signed up appointments including for Check Engine Light repair at our Block Party booth. It was a joy to see so many families enjoying the beautiful day, art, food, music and  programs. We had a blast meeting new friends and neighbors. To see a list of participants, be sure to check out the event website.

Garage Dance A "Swinging" Success

Autoworks in Kittery held its 16th annual Garage Dance featuring Ben Baldwin and the Big Note last Saturday evening, May 14. Proceeds from this year's event went to benefit the Marshwood Education Foundation. "The Autoworks Garage Dance is a well-known neighborhood affair where the garage is transformed into a place of festivity," said Rachel Martin, MEF President. "People celebrate friendship and community, and enjoy a night out with dancing in this unique setting. It's a popular annual event, and we really appreciate people from all over the Seacoast coming out to support MEF," she said. This year more than $3,700 was raised on behalf of the volunteer organization from the towns of Eliot and So. Berwick, Maine that steps in to serve student needs when the school district cannot. (Click thumbnail to see MEF response letter)

Past Events

Touch-A-Truck Benefit
7th Annual Event that benefited the Richie McFarland Children's Center on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at 10am-2pm at Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, N.H. We were a proud sponsor and brought our Smart Car along at our booth for the kids to sit in. That week we also gathered contributions for this non-profit as well. What a wonderful family event this was.


Kittery Fuel and More Program
This important effort provides fuel assistance to Kittery residents who are above eligibility for General Assistance but cannot afford fuel. Funds for the program come from fundraising efforts such as the Fuel and More River Dance coming up this September.


Harbor Light Stage Sponsorship
We enjoy sponsoring this organization's fully staged repertory and reader’s theatre series of contemporary and classic plays. Check out their full schedule here.

Supporting "Superman"


We at Autoworks believe the future of our country in the global marketplace lies with our children and their education. Their success in education lies in the hands of both teachers and parents. That's one reason Autoworks sponsored the Portsmouth Music Hall's sold out showing of Waiting for Superman back in late January.

Waiting for Superman explores the reasons why U.S. students have fallen so far behind other countries on educational scales. If you weren't able to attend the showing, by all means try and get to another as it makes its tour across the U.S. It is well worth the cost of a ticket.