Yearly Archives: 2015


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 [...]

4th of July Holiday Driving – Cottman Man Says Don’t Drink And Drive

By | June 30th, 2015|Cottman Brand News|

For most Americans, the 4th of July means cook-outs, picnics, swimming, boating, time spent with family and friends and, of course, fireworks.  But the nation's birthday celebration is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. 4th of July Driving Cottman Transmission & Total Auto [...]

A Father’s Day Checkup Can Keep Your Car Running Smoothly This Summer

By | June 18th, 2015|Cottman Brand News|

Whether it’s a Father’s Day gift or simply a gift to yourself as a car owner, a summer tune-up is a good way to keep your car running smoothly and safely.  The annual salute to Dads is good time to think about summer car care, since this is when most [...]

Cottman Of Charlotte Helps Raise March Forth With Hope Funds

By | June 16th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Celebration of Hope named for local girl who lost battle to cancer 10 years ago at age 12 It wasn't a hard call for Paula Davis, owner of the local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise located here in Charlotte to take.  Four years ago, she was asked to [...]

Cottman Man Blog Makes List Of 50 Best Auto Mechanics Blogs

By | June 7th, 2015|Cottman Brand News, Cottman Franchise Development|

The Cottman Man Blog, a new blog about transmission and general car care and service, has been named one of the Top 50 Automotive and Mechanics Blogs, in a list compiled by Direct Capital, a CIT company. Auto Repair Blog The Cottman Man blog ( ) went live only five months [...]

Happy Coincidence Leads To 24 Years Of Success As Trenton’s “Cottman Man”

By | June 1st, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

A happy coincidence years ago led to a long career for Beth Burns, owner of the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center at 1816 N. Olden Avenue in Trenton. Beth's husband Robert brought his car in for service at the Cottman center more than 24 years ago.  When he [...]