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What’s the Difference between a Gear-Type Transmission and a CVT?

By | December 12th, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

These days, looking for a car almost requires a degree in advanced automotive technology. Antilock brakes… traction control… Bluetooth… drive-by-wire… and the list goes on and on. One of the more common choices today is transmission type. Not just the choice between manual and automatic; that one’s easy. No, today [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Manual or Automatic: Which Transmission Is More Efficient?

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

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, [...]

How To Prevent Transmission Problems And Extend Transmission Life

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Transmission Fluid Change – Auto Care Tips

By | March 28th, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, Transmission Articles|

For more information about getting a transmission flush, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today!

Car Won’t Shift Gears? – Reasons To Have Your Transmission Checked

By | January 28th, 2016|Automatic Transmission, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, Transmission Articles|

If your car won't shift gears or your having any other issues with your transmission, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center today!

How much should it cost to rebuild transmission?

By | January 9th, 2015|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

Boy, it’d be great if we could answer that question! Unfortunately it’s a little too early to tell. That’s because we don’t even know what type of transmission you have… yet. Is The Transmission Rebuild Necessary? The bigger question is: why are you asking? Are you really sure you need [...]

Transmission Won’t Shift All The Way Into High Gear Sometimes my transmission doesn’t seem to shift all the way into high gear until after it’s been running for awhile. What could be causing that?

By | January 9th, 2015|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

It may actually be normal operation. That’s because many of today’s computer systems are designed to prevent a shift into high gear until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. Figuring The Problem Out Of course, if your car’s taking too long to warm up, the computer system could be locking [...]

My Car Won’t Shift And Has No Power – Do I Need A New Transmission?

By | January 9th, 2015|Automatic Transmission, Transmission Articles|

Maybe not. If your car won't shift, or has doesn't seem to have any power, then what you’re experiencing is called “failsafe.” It’s how the transmission is designed to operate when the computer system shuts down. Failsafe is built in to enable you to drive to a repair shop without [...]