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!
Came here after being recommended by another reputable independent auto repair shop because of the unique type of clutches in my Ford Fiesta. I was sure my clutches we're bad and was prepared for the worst expense-wise. They diagnosed my problem and did a retrain on the computer actuators. I had some other known issues (ABS, steering shaft binding) that may have contributed to the problems. Bottom line. I walked out the door with a strong suggestion to fix the things that I knew were wro... Read More
I was referred to them by Ingold Tire and Repair who I have been going to for over a decade. I already trusted the referral because Ingold has the highest integrity. I can now say that the team here at Cottman and is the same. Honest, fair, forthright…and boy they know their stuff!! Well done team! My Toyota Tundra is running like a champ!
Dr William Ferro
Cottman Transmission was recommended by my Annual Inspection garage as a proficient and honest business. My experience with Cottman exceeded the recommendation. They found my problem, solved it and informed me that their services to improve the performance of my vehicle did not warrant a charge therefore was free. Honesty and integrity seem to be rare these days which is why I gladly and highly recommend Cottman Transmission to anyone needing their services. On my honor, please feel free ... Read More
Before completing this review, I’ve driven 3,000 miles in order to form my most honest opinion. I drove from Queens, New York to Galveston, Texas and was heading back home when I stopped for some gas and a bathroom break in Durham. As I was getting on the highway, I began hitting my accelerator with no response. The engine light came on and luckily, I was able to pull to the shoulder safely. I had my car towed to the nearest Mavis thinking it was something small but after the diagnostics it... Read More
I was recommended to go to Cottman transmission by AW's auto in Durham and I have to tell you that they have very knowledgable mechanics at the shop. Within hours they fixed the transmission issue in my car that was created by a blown up fuse and did not charge a single dime for it. I totally recommend this shop to anyone. Jodi, Chris and Cherry all are lovely people out there.
I can’t say enough good things about Cottman Transmission on Roxboro St in Durham. Jodi and his team are absolutely the best there is for quality work and ethical dealing. I have a 2004 Police Interceptor and they keep her purring like the big kitty cat she is! I love those guys and recommend them 100%!!!
Jodi was AMAZING!!!! I have been all around North Carolina trying to diagnose my vehicle and Jodi answered all my questions and more. He even offered free refreshments! He gave me really good advice on the cheapest and most effective way to fix my vehicle which is rare to find. Highly Recommend!!
They did a good job repairing my transmission on one vehicle and providing a free diagnostic when I thought transmission service might be necessary, but wasn't, on another vehicle. Solid business!
Jon Paul Davis
I am a mail carrier and was in need of transmission work fast. Cottman Transmission did an excellent job getting me back on the road even after i still had a problem and my warranty was gone, they saved me a lot of money because they actually fixed it twice and didn't charge me. Very nice and friendly service. To all the mail carriers in the Durham, Creedmoor, Roxboro area please use cottman transmission you will be glad you did.
The owner and his crew of guys were very nice, they do awesome work! I would definitely recommend this shop for your transmission repairs.