Since 1962, Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care has been the trusted transmission service specialist in Durham, North Carolina. We are among a nationwide network of trusted transmission physicians! When your car needs work, leave it to our experts. Independently owned and locally operated, we blend our love for people and passion for vehicles to provide you with a quality auto care experience every time. Don’t believe us? Just keep reading to see what our customers say about us!
At Cottman Transmission, we take a slightly different approach to auto care. Yes, we still provide top-quality transmission services for all makes and models, but that's not all. Our independently-owned and locally operated facility is customer-oriented first. What does that mean? It means we place the wants and needs of our customers first. We take the time to ensure our customers feel heard and acknowledged. If our customers leave our shop happier than when they came in, we've done our job well.
Performed by certified technicians with high-quality equipment, our services include transmission repair, inspection, maintenance, rebuilds, flushes, and more. If you have places to be during your vehicle's repair or service, we'll keep you updated via email and text, so you always know how it is doing and when it's ready to hit the road. We also offer after-hours drop-off and pick-up to help make your service even easier. If you have time to spare, we invite you to spend it with us! We have a comfortable waiting room available and our staff routinely stop by to chat.
When you stop by Cottman Transmission for service, you'll be working with experienced professionals who truly want the best for you and your vehicle. You trust us to get the job done right at an honest and fair rate, and that's what we do. Our service advisors take the time to learn more about you, your budget, and your vehicle's situation so they can craft a service plan tailored to your needs. They'll explain each repair and price point in the plan, as well as financing options (upon request) so you're fully aware of what's you're paying for and how to get it done.
Have any questions? No problem, as our service advisors will happily answer any questions you have at any point in the service, whether it's during the repairs or right before you leave. With your approval, our technicians get to work. They'll use state-of-the-art equipment and their extensive experience within the industry to perform your automotive or transmission repair with the highest quality, care, and precision. Whether you need to replace the transmission fluid or if you require a full rebuild, know that our team will keep you fully involved in the process and ensure the job is done right. For assistance before your visit with us, call (919) 471-2506. We look forward to speaking with you!
My car essentially died 2 miles from Cottman. Thankfully I made it to their shop. My transfer case melted down on the road and I had no idea what was going on. The people at Cottman immediately identified the problem and gave me an overview of what was wrong. I expected the repair to take 3-4 weeks because parts had to be ordered. They called me 1 week later and told me to come pick up the car. Everything has been great ever since and the car is running perfectly fine. Having car problems is ... Read More
Great service and great people. When I called about a transmission issue in my Ford Fusion Hybrid, right off the bat it was clear that they were not thinking about getting the work or the money, instead they were simply focused on helping me. They presented me with my options, were clear and transparent about their estimates, and helped advise me on the best steps moving forward. This establishment is a true example of "do right by people and they'll do right by you." I'll definitely be g... Read More
This is our third visit to Cottman’s over the last few years and we are so impressed by the excellent service!!!! If you are looking for and honest team of mechanics that are on spot with their diagnosis of the problem , you need to come here! These guys are not going to sell you more than what you need. Integrity, honesty, great prices, great service, all wrapped in one!!! Totally wrapped in one!! Go to Cottman’s you won’t be disappointed!! Signed Wisconsin❤️
Jody is an owner of the highest quality. He took time out of his day to thoroughly explain my issue and exactly what should be done about it. It’s nearly impossible to trust anyone in the transmission business but, YOU CAN TRUST HIM AND THIS BUSINESS. The reviews speaks for themselves.
The Babyface Oracle
Chris and Jody diagnosed my car accurately and saved me thousands of dollars and from buying a new car. They communicated every step of the process and let me know how much everything would be upfront! Highly recommend this company!
Donn & Betsy Strain
I called the Cottman's location at 4503 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704 and spoke with two employees (pardon, I did not include their names) about a CV axle issue I was having on my automobile. Both employees took the time and spoke with at length to help figure out the issue. They even took the time for me to stop by their location to measure and inspect both the original and new cv axle. We concluded that it was not a cv axle problem and it is internal in the transaxle. Although it was ten (... Read More
My garage sent me there for a transmission problem. They have been super honest and nice. As a female who does not understand much about mechanics, I especially appreciated that they gave me explanations that I could understand. It is rare in that field. Thanks a million for fixing my car transmission problem !
Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. My issue ended up being with the engine and not my transmission. As a result they stayed true to their statement and didn’t charge for checking the car out. If I ever do have transmission problems they will be the first shop I go to.
Fantastic experience! For one, Chris was super helpful from the point of initial contact to pickup. Second, their work was timely and well-communicated. Lastly, Chris noticed the diagnosis of a previous mechanic concerning the transmission to be incorrect and consequently made the correct fixes at a generous rate. I will be taking my cars here in the future for any transmission issues. Thank you, Chris!
My daughter was new to the area. I received a phone call that her car wouldn't move. With many years of mechanical experience, I was skeptical to which shop wouldn't take advantage of a young woman. I called Cottman Transmission and spoke with the person that answered the phone. They were very professional and informative. I felt very comfortable.I Had the car towed there over the weekend. Spoke with them again on Monday. I was told they will get to my car in a day or two. Totally acceptable ... Read More