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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|

Transmission Specialist Or Generalist: Can’t Any Shop Service My Transmission?

Transmission Shop Or General Auto Repair? If you’ve ever had your car at a quick lube or the auto department at your local big box store, you’ve probably seen the signs offering to service your car’s transmission. Which begs the questions: Should you use a transmission specialist or generalist? Generally [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

Manual or Automatic: Which Transmission Is More Efficient?

When gas prices began their historic rise over the $4-a-gallon threshold, sales of cars with manual transmissions began to increase for the first time in over 20 years. No great surprise there, as manual transmissions have historically been more efficient than automatics. But that was based on a different time, [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

Cottman Drives Brand Exposure in Franchising USA Magazine

To View this Article online click here   Q and A with Derik Beck - Vice President of Digital Marketing What is your professional background? Throughout my career, I have held various management roles within global organizations and within those roles I had the opportunity to lead interactive web projects, [...]

Get Better Gas Mileage: 3 Helpful Fuel Efficiency Tips

Increase Your Miles Per Gallon (MPG) In Celebration of Summer and Road Trip Season, Auto Repair Brand Releases Money-Saving Strategies to Get Better Gas Mileage. As car owners shift gears and transition into summer, it is also time to plan all types of getaways to enjoy the season. Whether a [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Brand News|

How To Prevent Transmission Problems And Extend Transmission Life

There’s really no other way to say it: Having a transmission rebuilt or replaced is an expensive proposition. If you’ve had one done recently, the last thing you want is to have to buy another one anytime soon. That’s okay: There are a lot of things you can do to [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

Cottman of Trenton joined with the US Army, WPST, Texas Roadhouse, and Hot Rides as a proud sponsor of Cruise Nights to benefit the Capital K9 Association

Cruise Night Sponsors The event took place at the Texas Roadhouse in Hamilton, New Jersey on May 17. This marked the first of six Cruise Nights. A large crowd attended and enjoyed food, music, and a good time in support of a good cause. All the proceeds generated by the [...]

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

How To Extend Transmission Life: Get More Miles With a Transmission Cooler

There are dozens of things that can reduce the life of your car’s transmission, from poor driving habits to inadequate service intervals. But the leading cause of damage to automatic transmissions is heat. Increasing Transmission Lifespan The transmission cooler is designed to help extract heat from the transmission: Transmission fluid [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

Cottman Wins Two Major International Advertising Competiton Awards

The International Advertising Competition has just announced that Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care has won two categories in the 2016 competition: Best Blog Website for the Cottman Man Blog, and… Best Other Online Video for the Cottman Man Educational Video Series Web Marketing Association Award Winner The annual competition [...]