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We are in business to serve the transmission and auto repair needs of all customers in the communities where Cottman centers are located. Our goal is for our customers to recommend Cottman to others. Our service Assurance is to be fair and honest in our dealings among ourselves, our customers, our vendors and our community. We will continue to keep updated on the latest transmission, auto repair and vehicle technologies to assure we provide a superior level of auto repair service. Cottman operates with the highest level of honesty. We will continue to build on our 50+ year reputation through the quality of service provided.

Auto Care Tips – Scheduled Maintenance

By | December 12th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, General Repair, Maintenance|

  To learn about more car care tips and scheduled maintenance at your local Cottman auto repair shop, check out them out here!

Auto Care Tips – Electrical System Checks

By | December 12th, 2016|Battery/Electrical, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, General Repair, Maintenance|

  For help with checking your electrical system, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today!

Poor Night Vision? It Might Just Be Cloudy Headlights

By | September 28th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

There’s a wonderful scene in the movie Doc Hollywood, where Michael J. Fox listens as an older woman explains the floaters she’s seeing. As she’s talking, he carefully removes her glasses, cleans them, and slides them back in place. After a stunned second she sighs and says, “I’m cured!” If [...]

Filters: More than Just Oil and Air

By | September 14th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

Once upon a time, it was normal to take your car in once a year for a complete tuneup. Part of that tuneup involved checking all the filters, and cleaning or replacing them as needed. Today, tuneups may not get done for years. The spark plugs on most cars tend [...]

Introducing The Cottman Man Coloring and Activities Book, for Children of All Ages!

By | September 7th, 2016|Cottman Brand News, Cottman Franchise Development, Cottman Man Educational Video Series|

Well known as the face of Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, the Cottman Man has starred in TV commercials, hosted his own blog, and taken on a fresh look in a series of animated online shorts. But now, the Cottman Man has leapt into a completely different medium as [...]

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Relocates from Cornelius to New South Charlotte Location

By | September 6th, 2016|Cottman Franchise Development, Franchisee's In the News|

The Trusted Auto Repair Brand Increases Service Availability in the Charlotte Area Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today announced that its Cornelius, N.C. location is moving to South Charlotte. Relocating to 6729 E. Independence Blvd., the center will increase accessibility to auto services in the South Charlotte area. Fred [...]

Used Cars: Buying Someone Else’s Problems?

By | August 31st, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Transmission Articles|

It’s time: The car that took you from place to place for so many years, the one that’s been part of your life for as long as you can remember, just collapsed into a pile of rust and dirt in your driveway. Okay, maybe that’s overstating things, but it’s time [...]

What’s that Noise?

By | August 17th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair|

We’ve all experienced the horror and humiliation: trying to describe a noise we heard to a repair technician. You stand there, making whistling, whining, or groaning noises, in the feeble hope that they’ll recognize it before you’ve lost all sense of dignity. They won’t, but what choice do you have? [...]

Cottman Was an Easy Choice for New Des Moines Center Owner Denny Mugan

By | August 8th, 2016|Cottman Franchise Development, Franchisee's In the News|

Denny Mugan isn’t your typical new Cottman center owner. For one thing, he’s a mechanic: He got his start as a general auto technician about 16 years ago. He’s also an experienced shop manager, having worked as the center manager for the Cottman center he now owns. So when he [...]

When the Temperature Gauge Starts to Climb…

By | August 3rd, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Engine Performance, General Repair, Warning Light|

It’s the middle of summer, the temperature’s pushing into triple digits, and you’re stuck in traffic. Suddenly a light on the dashboard comes on; it looks like a thermometer. Your car’s beginning to overheat. What should you do? First, if the air conditioner’s on, turn it off; if it’s off, [...]