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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 [...]

Water In Your Car’s Transmission? Avoiding The Water Hazards

By | May 11th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes, General Repair, Tire and Suspension, Transmission Articles|

Water And Car Transmission's Don't Mix Every time you watch the news lately, it seems some area is flooding. Texas just went through the worst flooding in recorded history, causing damage will end up costing billions to repair. But housing and road damage are only a part of the effects [...]

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!

Why Is My Car Not Shifting Smoothly? Transmission Problems

By | March 22nd, 2016|Transmission Articles|

Let’s face it: a transmission rebuild is a big deal. Chances are it’s the largest investment you’ll ever make when it comes to car repairs. So when you get it back, you expect it to shift perfectly. Not an unreasonable expectation. But it might not shift the way you were [...]

Transmission Flush Or Fluid Change? Transmission Service Explained

By | March 14th, 2016|Transmission Articles|

You’re probably already aware that you should have your automatic transmission serviced on a regular basis. And, if you’re a longtime car owner, you may be familiar with a transmission service that includes dropping the pan, replacing the filter, and replacing a few quarts of oil. Transmission Fluid Exchange Then [...]

Car Shaking When Shifting: Is It A Transmission Problem?

By | March 7th, 2016|Transmission Articles|

You’re driving down the road and everything seems normal. Then all of a sudden you feel the car shaking when shifting gears. Or maybe it seems to stop shifting and now it has no power when you take off from a stop. Then again, maybe the engine RPM is a little [...]

Transmission Band Adjustment – Tighten the Bands!

By | February 25th, 2016|Transmission Articles|

Every transmission technician or service advisor who’s been in the business for more than a few months has heard this request at least once: “Tighten the bands.” It’s reached nearly legendary status in the industry. What does "tighten the bands" mean? The technical answer goes like this: In some transmissions, [...]

Animated Cottman Man Offers A Fresh Approach To Auto Repair

By | February 2nd, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Cottman Brand News, Cottman Franchise Development, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, Transmission Articles|

One of the most iconic personalities in the automotive repair market has been given new life and a new look: Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care — a leader in the auto repair industry — has re-envisioned and revitalized The Cottman Man as an animated character into “The Cottman Man [...]