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Cottman of Charlotte, NC, Moves Across Town So They Get a Chance to “See the Sun Again”

There are a lot of good reasons to move a business — more space, better location, lower costs — but few have as much reason to move as the Charlotte, NC, Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care center. “The city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the DOT closed our street [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News|

Poor Night Vision? It Might Just Be Cloudy Headlights

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 [...]

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

Cincinnati Center Celebrates 12 Years with Cottman

CINCINNATI, OH – September 27, 2016 - Just over a dozen years ago, when Nick Carpinello, owner of the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center in Cincinnati, Ohio, began looking for an auto repair business, he had four concepts in mind: 1. With auto repair there is a reasonable [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Franchisee's In the News|

Filters: More than Just Oil and Air

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 [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]

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

Used Cars: Buying Someone Else’s Problems?

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 [...]

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

Leadership Lessons: Help Your Team Put Their Best Foot Forward

By Randy Wright, president of Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, from Business News Daily There's no one "right" way to lead a business. Today's leaders have a lot of wisdom to impart about managing the modern workforce, because each one approaches leadership in his or her own unique way. Every [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Cottman Brand News, Cottman Franchise Development|

Former Marine Turns to Franchising

Article by Multi-Unit Franchisee from Serving two decades in the Marines taught Fred Bowen a key lesson. "You are only as strong as your team is," says the 60-year-old multi-unit franchisee. He's applied that understanding to operating his 4 Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise locations. The result [...]

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Shares Practical Back-to-School Auto Care Tips for Drivers

Auto Repair Brand Releases Advice for Parents and Their Young-Adult Drivers As teen and young-adult drivers prepare to go back to school, parents are encouraged to use this moment as an opportunity to discuss proper auto care and how that impacts vehicle safety. According to State Farm, 56 percent of [...]