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My Engine’s Running Fine; Why Replace the Timing Belt?

By | December 26th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Maintenance|

If you happened to find yourself paging through your car’s owners manual — a good idea, by the way — you may have noticed that it recommends replacing your car’s timing belt as a maintenance item. And, if you checked with your local repair shop, you may have discovered that [...]

Why is it so Expensive to Have My Spark Plugs Replaced?

By | December 19th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Maintenance|

Since replacing the plugs is no longer an annual service, most vehicle manufacturers stopped making them accessible. Today, replacing the plugs may require removing the intake manifold and a lot of other work to reach them. Back in your parents’ day — or yours if you’re really old — a [...]

Auto Care Tips – Scheduled Maintenance

By | December 12th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, General Repair, Maintenance|

  To learn about more car care tips and scheduled maintenance at your local Cottman auto repair shop, check out them out here!

Auto Care Tips – Tire Maintenance

By | December 12th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, Tire and Suspension|

  To learn about more car care tips and tire performance at your local Cottman auto repair shop, check out more of our company videos.

Auto Care Tips – Tune-Ups

By | December 12th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, General Repair, Maintenance|

If you are looking for some assistance with a tune - up for your car, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center today!

Auto Care Tips – Check Engine Light

By | December 12th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, Engine Performance|

  If your check engine light comes on, head on into your nearest Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today!

5 Tips for Getting More Miles out of your Brakes

By | December 5th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

Your car has a number of “normal-wear” items: things like tires and belts… components that are designed to wear out over time. One of the more familiar normal-wear items is the brakes. They’re designed to wear out as they create friction to slow your car. So, eventually, your car’s brakes [...]

Poor Night Vision? It Might Just Be Cloudy Headlights

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

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 [...]

Cincinnati Center Celebrates 12 Years with Cottman

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

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 [...]

Filters: More than Just Oil and Air

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

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 [...]