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 for almost a year now to lay tracks for the light rail,” explains Paula Davis, owner of the Charlotte Cottman for nearly 25 years. Okay, so, temporary inconvenience, right? No, it just gets worse: “They’re building a huge bridge that’s going to extend into my parking lot. When they’re done, I won’t be able to get cars in or out of my bays… and we’ll never see the sun again.”

Yeah, that could make doing business a little difficult… not to mention soul-crushing. So it should come as no great surprise that the Charlotte Cottman location moved from its original location on East Sugar Creek Road to a new shop at 7928 North Tryon Street. The new center is about the same size as the old one, so they won’t be giving up any space to make the move. They’ll still have plenty of room to handle all your transmission and general service and repair needs. And the new neighborhood is a lot more up-scale, with convenient access to other stores and businesses. There’s even a Walmart right across the street. “We’ll be more accessible and more visible: It’ll be a lot easier to get to the new center, because we’re right on the main street,” explains Paula. “It’ll be a friendlier, more comfortable environment for us and our customers.”

Of course, any time a business moves to a new location, it risks losing customers, even if it just moves across the street. And the Cottman of Charlotte location moved five miles from its original location. For some businesses, that could be like starting over.

But Paula isn’t worried about that: “We draw customers from all over Charlotte,” she says. “Customers today are becoming more knowledgeable about where to take their cars. If you provide the best price, do quality work, and have a good rating online, they don’t mind driving a little farther to bring their cars to your center.”

She makes a good point. And if you’re looking for a friendly, high-quality repair center in the Charlotte area, you might want to give the Cottman of Charlotte a call… even if it means traveling a little farther than before.  For information please visit

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care offers a rare franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in a proven and reputable brand in the fast growing automotive aftermarket industry. Interested candidates should have a minimum net worth of $100,000 and liquid assets of at least $65,000 per center. The initial franchise investment for a Cottman center is between $190,000 to $235,000, which includes a $37,500 franchise fee. For honorably discharged veterans, Cottman offers a reduced franchise fee.

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About Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care:

With locations across the U.S., Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is a transmission and auto repair brand that services almost any make or model vehicle, foreign or domestic.  Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care centers specialize in complete transmission service, brakes, suspension, air conditioning service and much more.  Cottman’s headquarters is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania.  For more information, please visit and