For most people, the first time they think about choosing a transmission repair shop is when they notice their car isn’t shifting right.

That puts them behind the eight ball right from the start: They’re suddenly confronted with what could potentially be the biggest repair bill they’ve ever dealt with to fix their car, and they’re at the mercy of a total stranger.

Faced with those feelings of vulnerability, they start calling transmission shops. Where to turn? How to choose?

These days you have a lot of choices when looking for a transmission shop. You could take it to any one of a dozen different independent shops in your area that offer transmission repairs.

Selecting A Transmission Center

Or you could choose your nearby Cottman center.

Why Cottman? Why not an independent? The fact is, there are a lot of honest, capable independent transmission shops out there; the vast majority, in fact. And sure, there are a few shysters who are only out there to separate you from your wallet.

The hard part is telling the difference.

That’s because a con man’s stock in trade is being able to look you in the eye and lie to your face. You may never even know you’ve been swindled, because they’re so good at making you believe they’re your very best friend.

The better choice? Find a shop you can trust… before your transmission starts acting up. And there’s no better place to do that than your local Cottman center.

That’s because most Cottman centers are now Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care. So you can start to build a relationship with your local Cottman center with your next oil change… or any other service your car might need.

When you take your car to your local Cottman center, you’re going to receive an honest job at a fair price. You’ll never pay for services you don’t need, and you’ll get your car back on the road as quickly and conveniently as possible.

Honest Transmission Repair Shop

You can be sure of that, because it’s written into the bylaws and service requirements set forth by Cottman’s corporate headquarters. And we demand the highest levels of honesty and integrity from every shop owner who operates under the name Cottman.

Any shop that doesn’t meet those high standards will quickly lose their right to display the Cottman logo.

And that’s not so we can be nice guys or feel good about ourselves: We set those standards because it’s good business. We want you to be thrilled with your service experience so you’ll come back and refer your friends. It’s a guaranteed win-win.

So don’t wait until you’re faced with a catastrophic failure to begin looking for a transmission repair shop you can trust: Take your car to your local Cottman center for all your service and repair needs. Start building the relationships that’ll carry over when your transmission starts acting up.