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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 [...]

What’s that Noise?

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? [...]

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

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

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…

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, [...]

Louisville KY Center Owner Don Harris Celebrates His First Year with Cottman

On August 10, 2016, Don Harris will mark his first anniversary as the owner of the Louisville, Kentucky Cottman center. And, oh what a year it’s been! “It’s been better than I expected, right out of the gate,” says Don. And the numbers bear him out, with gross sales consistently [...]

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Shares Tips to Prevent Vehicles from Overheating

Every summer, high temperatures and extreme heat waves take a toll on vehicles and their engines, which can lead to unexpected expenses for unprepared drivers. In fact, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates more than 8 million automobiles in need of their roadside assistance during the summer months. Since this [...]

Car Troubles? Explain… Don’t Diagnose

True story: A customer brings his car to a repair shop and asks for a wheel alignment. After the alignment’s done, the customer comes by to pick up his car. While he’s paying the bill, he says to the service writer, “Well, let’s hope that takes care of the vibration [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

Maintenance Doesn’t Cost: It Saves!

You just picked your car up from the shop; the bill was $120, and it doesn’t run any better now than it did when you came in. That’s not so surprising, since there wasn’t really anything wrong with it when you brought it in. It was in for maintenance. But [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

Cottman of Columbia – Extreme Heat and Your Car – ON AIR INTERVIEW – News19 on WLTX-TV

Franchise Spotlight Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care in National Oil and Lube News Magazine

With more than half a century in operation, it is safe to say Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is not new to the business. In fact, Cottman, which first opened its doors back in 1962, was around before anyone even considered the modern transmission repair and quick lube business [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Cottman Brand News, Cottman Franchise Development|