Brakes for Breast Cancer campaign

Putting the Brakes on Breast Cancer

Autoworks is the first in the state of Maine to join 130 independent auto repair facilities across the country offering free brake pads during October 2014 and for every brake service 10% of revenue will be donated to the Cleveland Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. Think about a future with breast cancer eliminated. This is a win win for everyone especially if your vehicle needs brakes now before winter descends on us in southern Maine and southern New Hampshire.  Call or email us for more information.

Offer expires: October 31, 2014, cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.

Visit: about the campaign.

Girl Scouts Become Garage Divas, Earn Car Care Badge

Autoworks is calling all car care divas from high school to adult! During our uniquely designed 3-week, hands-on series taking place in our award-winning 9-bay facility, Girl Scouts and girls of all ages will learn about all those lights on your dash, how to keep any car healthy and running smoothly, plus much more.

Classes will take place on 3 consecutive Saturdays in February (2/2, 2/9 & 2/16) from 2 - 4PM. For information about the classes and registration contact Kirstin Powell, Program Manager for the Girl Scouts of Maine. Hurry, space is limited!

Where: Autoworks, 107 Government Street Kittery, ME

When: Saturdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sign up: (207) 772-1177 or

Cost: Girls $12, adults $8

Tannye Wold spoke about Garage Divas on Portsmouth Community Radio March 15th. Listen HERE.

Take charge of your vehicle servicing

Garage Divas Gearing Up

Outside our Shop

Autoworks, along with ACDelco, is proud to announce the continuation of our series of free educational seminars featuring practical car care advice for women at our AAA approved repair facility in Kittery, ME. Light food and beverages will be served and several door prizes will be awarded.

Our next hands-on seminar will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 5:30-8:00 pm. Please bring your sisters, friends and daughters for a fun educational night out. RSVP;

Word of the Week: Wiper Blades

Ron talking about Check Engine Lights

April Showers bring May Flowers ☺ It is important to have your wiper blades properly working at all times. People do not notice their wiper blades are not working the way they should be until it starts to rain or snow. It is a quick and easy to fix that could save your life.

The blades should be replaced once a year. They should also be replaced if streaking or smearing is noticeably occurring. Extreme heat (which we may get this summer) or extreme cold (which hopefully has past us) can affect the wiper blades causing them to not function properly.

FUN FACT: The windshield wiper was invented by a woman named Mary Anderson in 1910. They were initially hand operated, though that version did not last long as the operator’s hand quickly got tired. (

Talking Tech: Sway Bar Link

Sway Bar Link

This week has brought up some sway bar link repairs so it is a good time to inform you about this part. The sway bar link gets a huge amount of action and pivoting since its job is to keep the car level as you drive over uneven bumps.

ASE master tech Ken Vining describes it as the most common part that needs to be repaired. It works hard in conjunction with the sway bar connecting both sides of the vehicle and its suspension system located at the wheels.