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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 – 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 – Fuel System Servicing

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

  Need Fuel System Servicing? Check out your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care!

Auto Care Tips – Electrical System Checks

By | December 12th, 2016|Battery/Electrical, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, General Repair, Maintenance|

  For help with checking your electrical system, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today!

The Parts Store says They can Check my Car’s Codes for Free; Why should I Bring it to a Repair Shop?

By | November 28th, 2016|General Repair, Maintenance, Warning Light|

You’ve probably seen the ads on TV: The local auto parts store will be happy to check your car’s codes for free, and sell you the parts you need to fix it yourself. Sounds almost too good to be true. And it is. Oh, sure, they’ll check the codes. They [...]

I Can’t Find my Transmission Dipstick: Do I Still Need to Check my Transmission Oil? 

By | November 14th, 2016|Maintenance, Transmission Articles|

You know you’re supposed to check your car’s fluid levels occasionally and you’re trying to be a responsible car owner. But, no matter where you look, you can’t seem to find the transmission dipstick. First, before you assume anything, check the owners manual: A lot of manufacturers seem to take [...]

Does my Car Still have Shock Absorbers?

By | November 7th, 2016|General Repair, Maintenance|

Back in the ’70s and into the ’80s, you couldn’t open a newspaper without seeing an ad for having your car’s shock absorbers replaced. (A “newspaper” was what we called the internet back in those days.) Today, you’re not as likely to see those ads, in a newspaper or on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]