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Cottman of Des Moines – Good Morning Iowa on WIO TV ABC Des Moines

By | January 27th, 2017|Franchisee's In the News|

  Cottman of Des Moines does Good Morning Iowa on WIO TV ABC Des Moines!

Cottman of Stroudsburg Moving to Larger Diggs Just Around the Corner from Their Old Center

By | December 6th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News|

The next time you head down Kintner Alley in Stroudsburg, you may be surprised to see that the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center — for years a familiar sight in the neighborhood — isn’t there anymore. But don’t worry: Your friends are still nearby. They just moved around [...]

Cottman of Lansdale Embraces New Technology Providing Expert Repairs on Today’s CVTs

By | October 31st, 2016|Franchisee's In the News, Transmission Articles|

Automotive technology is constantly changing, and that can put a strain on the auto repair shops and technicians who repair them. One of today’s more familiar changes is the transmission: Many of today’s vehicles are coming with a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. What is a CVT? It’s an automatic [...]

Creature Comforts: A Visually Pleasing and Inviting Shop Design

By | October 26th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News|

As seen in the October 2016's Oil & Lube News. By: Peter Suciu To many consumers, the image of an auto service center is likely just another repair shop that has pools of oil on the floor, pin ups of scantily clad women on the walls and a waiting area that [...]

Laying  It on the Line : How the Right Layout Can Benefit Shop Efficiency

By | October 26th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News, Maintenance|

As seen in the October 2016 issue of Oil & Lube News, by Peter Suciu With worries about salary  compensation, the increasing costs  of health benefits and  a general sense of uncertainty, many  shops  have experienced the all-too-common approach of needing to do more with less. While nothing can truly  make up [...]

Cottman of Charlotte, NC, Moves Across Town So They Get a Chance to “See the Sun Again”

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

There are a lot of good reasons to move a business — more space, better location, lower costs — but few have as much reason to move as the Charlotte, NC, Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care center. “The city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the DOT closed our street [...]

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 [...]

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Relocates from Cornelius to New South Charlotte Location

By | September 6th, 2016|Cottman Franchise Development, Franchisee's In the News|

The Trusted Auto Repair Brand Increases Service Availability in the Charlotte Area Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today announced that its Cornelius, N.C. location is moving to South Charlotte. Relocating to 6729 E. Independence Blvd., the center will increase accessibility to auto services in the South Charlotte area. Fred [...]

Former Marine Turns to Franchising

By | August 23rd, 2016|Cottman Brand News, Cottman Franchise Development, Franchisee's In the News|

Article by Multi-Unit Franchisee from Franchising.com Serving two decades in the Marines taught Fred Bowen a key lesson. "You are only as strong as your team is," says the 60-year-old multi-unit franchisee. He's applied that understanding to operating his 4 Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise locations. The result [...]

Cottman Was an Easy Choice for New Des Moines Center Owner Denny Mugan

By | August 8th, 2016|Cottman Franchise Development, Franchisee's In the News|

Denny Mugan isn’t your typical new Cottman center owner. For one thing, he’s a mechanic: He got his start as a general auto technician about 16 years ago. He’s also an experienced shop manager, having worked as the center manager for the Cottman center he now owns. So when he [...]