Cottman Franchise Opportunities

Roll with a Winning Team


Franchise With Cottman

Being your own boss at Cottman, means you don’t have to go it alone. From the moment you become a business owner at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, you’re part of our family.

We will hand you a well-oiled business model – with the support of a nationwide team, an established system for success, and peers who are just as committed to your success as you are. There has never been a better time to roll into the Cottman family and benefit from decades of experience and a trusted reputation for quality auto care.

Millions of car owners think of Cottman as “my mechanic.” It’s the national brand that provides local service, offering one-stop service for total car care. After 50 years, we’ve become an automotive aftermarket industry leader with nearly 70 locations nationwide.

open a cottman franchise - cottman transmission and total auto careCottman Franchisee Advantages

  • Proven business concept, established name, and recognized product
  • 50 Years of automotive and franchise business experience
  • Centralized corporate support to help grow your business
  • Established systems and in-house marketing support
  • Personalized attention and training

Cottman: Reputable Brand, Fast-Growing Market

Cottman helps you write your own ticket to freedom and success without starting from scratch. When you join the Cottman team of franchisees, you join a nationwide system in one of the strongest consumer markets. Since Cottman operates with a family atmosphere, franchisees receive unparalleled one-on-one attention. In fact, you’ll feel like the big fish in a small pond.

  • No mechanical or technical experience required
  • Growing consumer demand
  • Nationwide brand providing total car care
  • Industry referrals as recognized experts
  • Convenient hours
  • Few employees to supervise
  • Low inventory levels
  • Excellent training

Contact us today to get in touch with a Franchise Development team member to find out details: 1-800-405-8814

Be part of the reason our customers say,
“He’s your Cottman-man and he keeps you rolling along.”

Cottman Franchisee Testimonials

Jenny and Wayne Starnes - Cottman Franchisee Testimonial

Jenny and Wayne Starnes
Cottman of Burlington, NC

“We really did a lot of research in multiple franchises and different opportunities when we decided to go out on our own.  We felt like that Cottman was a well-respected name in the industry for decades since 1962, they had a great reputation and it was part of an industry we felt somewhat recession resistant.  The amount of cars on the roads that needed to be serviced and the amount of service providers was continuously creating greater opportunities for us to be successful in the business.  A trust in the brand name and the actual overall opportunity in this business was a big deciding factor on why we chose to go with Cottman.  I am the most proud to be a Cottman franchisee because of the heritage that is associated with the name.  I could have started a shop on my own but I was really looking for a nationally recognized brand that I could be associated with, that I could get support when I needed it and I think Cottman is a top name in the market.”

Jenny and Wayne Starnes - Cottman Franchisee Testimonial

Tara and Ted Boyer
Cottman of St. Peters, MO

“I had an independent transmission shop for ten years, started in the business 5 years prior to that.  I wanted to build for the future and I wanted to build a business that would be worth something in the end and something I could start to step away from the day to day operations of fixing the vehicles.  Tara’s father had been in the Cottman organization for a long time prior to that so Cottman was a brand I looked into to open a franchise and sold my independent.  The reputation, the name, and knowing we are leader in the industry.  We are on the fore front of our marketing.  We are on the fore front of our technology.  Knowing the vehicles, being able to repair the vehicles and staying ahead of other shops in their diagnostic capabilities and repair capabilities.”

Cindy and Bob Cowie - Cottman Franchisee Testimonial

Cindy and Bob Cowie
Cottman of Norfolk, VA

“25 years of business in the corporate world at some point I realized I wanted to work for myself and Cottman seemed to be a great opportunity to do that where my only boss would be my customers.  Our name in the business, in our market place in the City of Norfolk, the repeat business we get and system wide.  I don’t know of a Cottman center that doesn’t have a great tradition, name, reputation.  We come to these conventions, meet everybody and we understand why.”

Liz and Tony Foy - Cottman Franchisee Testimonial

Liz and Tony Foy
Cottman of Columbia, SC

“I really liked the camaraderie of the Cottman name, the people who work at Cottman are great to deal with.  I like dealing with the people that work there.  It’s was a well-built name in the past and it’s been around for over 50 years.  Knowing we are providing good service to customers, we work very hard to do that for the customers and we try to make the name one of the top in the business.  We are a lot like Cottman, we want to live up to the brand and that’s the way we live our life.”

Why Cottman?

Our Brothers and Sisters

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This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises:  California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.  If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and complied with the pre-sale disclosure requirements that apply in your jurisdiction.