Cottman of Norfolk, VA – Local Business Profile Video

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By | November 16th, 2016|Franchisee Videos|

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Takes Top Honor for Web-based Educational Car Care Video Series

Wins Platinum Award in the Summit International Awards 2016 Marketing Effectiveness Awards Competition HORSHAM, PA. – Shifting the aftermarket auto care industry into a new gear along the information superhighway, Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care continues to race ahead of the pack in the digital realm. The brand, revered across [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Cottman Brand News, Cottman Man Educational Video Series|

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

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 [...]

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

Does my Car Still have Shock Absorbers?

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 [...]

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

Cottman of Lansdale Embraces New Technology Providing Expert Repairs on Today’s CVTs

Automotive technology is constantly changing, and that can put a strain on the auto repair shops and technicians who repair them. One of today’s more familiar changes is the transmission: Many of today’s vehicles are coming with a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. What is a CVT? It’s an automatic [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Franchisee's In the News, Transmission Articles|

Creature Comforts: A Visually Pleasing and Inviting Shop Design

As seen in the October 2016's Oil & Lube News. By: Peter Suciu To many consumers, the image of an auto service center is likely just another repair shop that has pools of oil on the floor, pin ups of scantily clad women on the walls and a waiting area that [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News|

Laying  It on the Line : How the Right Layout Can Benefit Shop Efficiency

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 [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News, Maintenance|

Cottman of Charlotte, NC, Moves Across Town So They Get a Chance to “See the Sun Again”

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 [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Franchisee's In the News|

Poor Night Vision? It Might Just Be Cloudy Headlights

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 [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, General Repair, Maintenance|

Cincinnati Center Celebrates 12 Years with Cottman

CINCINNATI, OH – September 27, 2016 - Just over a dozen years ago, when Nick Carpinello, owner of the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center in Cincinnati, Ohio, began looking for an auto repair business, he had four concepts in mind: 1. With auto repair there is a reasonable [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Franchisee's In the News|