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!
Jodi runs a busy shop, but provides amazing customer service. His technicians are also knowledgeable and professional. Together, they will get service done for you as quickly as humanly possible. I had a quick turn-around time on my car today and it runs great! I also got some good pointers regarding approaches to having my air conditioner serviced. My thanks go out to Jodi and his team in Durham, North Carolina.
Jodie helped solve my AC problem in no time and free of charge. He was able to tell me which parted I needed and I was able to assemble it on my own. Super grateful especially since North Carolina summers can be so hot!
Cottman Transmission gave a creditable, trust worthy impression from the first time I called through the next day when my vehicle was ready for pickup! I really thought my Infiniti G25X had several issues and need a new transmission, but after a day and a half Jody gave me piece of mind without breaking the bank. I’m extremely grateful for Cottman’s service team, they were able to diagnose and resolve the issue in a cost efficient and timely manner. Without doubt they treated my vehicle ... Read More
Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Very helpful and got my car back and running in no time. Definitely thankful for the guidance and help. I thought it was a totally different issue. Took great care of me!! Won’t take my car anywhere else.
I really enjoyed the service!!! The employees were really nice and genuinely caring. They took care of my car like it was their own. I would high recommend everyone going to them!!
I have taken 2 vehicles to cottman in the last 7 years. the price and service is great. I looked at several transmission shops in the area and cottman was the best price. when I got my truck back it shifted better than when it was new. these guys really know transmissions and the polite service was great. I wont go anywhere else. thanks Jody and Tony so much!
This is one of the Best shops I've ever been to. They got the job done and went above and beyond to accommodate me. I couldn't be more happy. Please use this company if you have any problems with your vehicle.
These gentlemen were professional, knowledgeable and nice people. They didn't cut any corners and were attentive to the customers and the cars they were working on. I learned a lot about my car, transmissions and maintenance today. The gentlemen prepared me for all possible outcomes of their diagnostics and findings along the way. they even called my maintenance person to get records on what wa already done, and when. They were genuinely as happy as I was when they solved the problem without ... Read More
The guys at Cottman transmission were honest with me about my car and did everything possible to fix my car and work with me seeing as I knew nothing about cars. Awesome. Highly recommend.
I thought I had transmission issue. They give a free inspection and took time to go over what they found. some people would have taken you for a ride. Ended up being spark plug issue. I replaced the spark plugs myself and my issue was resolved. Very nice guys. Thankful I did not have the issues I thought I had.