Monthly Archives: July 2015


Car Defroster Not Working? – Set The System To Fresh Air!

By | July 28th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

It’s wet, it’s cold, and your windows are all fogged up. So you crank up your defroster and wait… and wait… but somehow the windows never seem to clear up. If your car defroster isn't working, chances are you have the defroster set wrong. Set the controls to allow for [...]

Car Fluid Checks

By | July 21st, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

Engine oil… transmission fluid… engine coolant… power steering fluid… brake fluid… just a few of the many fluids necessary for your car to operate safely and reliably. So it’s important to check them once in a while to make sure they’re full and in good shape. The problem is, those [...]

From Toddler To Transmissions, Cottman “Man” Made The Change Successfully

By | July 17th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Melinda Kriner was home caring for her young son when her father and husband made the life-changing decision to open their own business —a Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care center at 3315 N.E. 112th Avenue in Vancouver, WA. Melinda’s father Larry Postlewait had spent most of his career at [...]

The Penny Test – Checking Your Tire Tread Depth

By | July 14th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Tire and Suspension|

Nothing has a bigger impact on your car than the tires. They affect its safety, performance, and gas mileage. But too few people remember to perform even the most basic checks to their tires. One of the first checks you should make is a visual inspection. Look for any problems, [...]

Cottman of Spartanburg – Flood Damaged Cars May End Up On Used Car Lots

By | July 12th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Flood Damaged Cars Cottman of Spartanburg was interviewed by Diana Lee from CBS 7 on your side consumer watch regarding flood damaged cars. Mechanic Daniel Stepp with Cottman Transmission in Spartanburg put a Lincoln Navigator on the lift that “at first glance you look at the car and it looks [...]

Car Air Conditioning Problems? – AC Checklist

By | July 10th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Heating and Air Conditioning|

With the high price of gas, a lot of people are dedicating themselves to squeezing the most out of every gallon; that includes keeping their air conditioning turned off. That is, until temperatures start to nudge their way toward triple digits. Suddenly that gas seems cheap enough to crank up [...]

Car AC Problems? – Temperature Trouble Help

By | July 8th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Engine Performance, Maintenance|

Summertime… the days get longer and the mercury begins to rise. It’s a great time for families; not so much for your car. Because nothing puts more strain on your car’s engine and drivetrain than high temperatures. Add the air conditioning to the mix, and you have a recipe for [...]

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Leaps Into The Digital Age

By | July 7th, 2015|Cottman Brand News|

Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care held its annual convention on May 2, 2015, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The convention provided Cottman center owners with an opportunity to meet with one another while discovering new ways to hone their business skills. Cottman Annual Convention The event’s theme was Profiting [...]