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 Bowen is the owner and operator of the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care business that is relocating. The full-service center offers complete transmission services, including expertise in repairs and replacements for all transmission types.

“Our roads are busier than ever. There is constant demand for reliability and trust when it comes to transmission services and that’s why we have become such an important part of the communities we serve,” said Bowen. “The community can expect an intelligent and helpful staff every time they pass through our doors – we love to create a supportive and friendly environment for our customers.”

Bowen is no stranger to running and leading a team. While serving in the Marines for 22 years, he developed a strong, team-based work ethic and has carried this with him in all his endeavors. After his service, Bowen worked as a police officer for several years in Oklahoma City. Following his time in the force, the transition to franchising with Cottman was an easy one for Bowen. He enjoys working closely with each of his four Cottman locations’ teams to ensure they’re living up to the Cottman set of values, providing excellent customer service to every guest.

“Fred has proven to be an asset to the Cottman brand,” said Randy Wright, president of Cottman. “His reputation for opening and managing successful locations time and time again has earned him the utmost respect from the Cottman leadership team and it is why we have confidence in his Charlotte growth.”

Bowen relocates the center in hopes of meeting the increasing demand for transmission services that he has witnessed over the years. He encourages residents to stop by the center to meet him and his team, and is looking forward making a difference within the community.  To learn more about this center, please visit

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care offers a rare franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs like Bowen 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.

To learn more about Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care and its available franchise opportunities please visit