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Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

With hundreds of locations from coast-to-coast throughout the United States and Canada, Cottman Transmission is North America's leading chain of transmission repair centers.

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Investment Range: $50,000 - $125,000 Franchise Units: 60
Franchise Fees: $50,000 Financing Available: Yes
Liquid Capital: $50,000 Training & Support: Yes


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Join the Cottman team today!

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is looking at several markets that continue to enjoy high Cottman Brand Awareness and are ready to operate with new ownership… YOU!

Special Offer

In addition to our Cottman Franchise offering, we will also offer the following additional incentives:

Cottman 2 - Identify buildings for lease
- Cottman License Discount
- Initial advertising package
- Financing for qualified applicants

These are very limited and unique opportunities so brokers and individual prospects are welcome.

About the brand

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care provides business ownership with a proven franchise concept, successful brand name, and recognized product. As a Cottman business owner, you're part of a well-oiled business model one supported by a nationwide network and established system for success.

Cottman 3 Cottman provides everything needed to open and grow a franchise business due to the unparalleled one-on-one attention from the Cottman team. Cottman boasts centralized corporate support, established systems, personalized training and in-house marketing support to help grow your business.

Cottman has built their successful business on a foundation of strict ethics and strong commitment to customers as well as franchisees.


Cottman has been an industry leader in the automotive aftermarket for over 50 years nationwide with nearly 70 locations. It's a national brand providing local, one-stop service for total auto care in one of the strongest, most stable industries for a franchise business due to the record number of older and out-of-warranty cars on the road.

Cottman 4 Financing

SBA/Conventional Loans, 401k/IRA Rollover, Payment terms to qualified buyers

Support & Training

Franchisees benefit from extensive hands on training followed by Grand Opening Support, ongoing management and operations support, and both national and local marketing programs.

Veterans of U.S. Armed Forces Discount:
Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC provides a discount on initial franchise fees to veterans of U.S. Armed Forces who otherwise meet the requirements of the Cottman Vet Program. For qualified veterans participating in this program, Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC will reduce the amount of the Initial License Fee by $8,000.  Thus, the Initial License Fee under the Cottman Vet Program is reduced to $29,500 (for franchisees outside of New Jersey).  To qualify, veterans must provide us with adequate documentation of honorable discharge, and the franchisee for the Center to be operated must be at least 51% owned by the veteran participating in the Cottman Vet Program.  Veterans participating in the Cottman Vet Program who wish to transfer the franchise before opening the Center must pay us the portion of the Initial License Fee that is waived under the program ($8,000) as a condition to the transfer.



Investment & Financial Info

Financial Information
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Liquid Capital: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Franchise Units: 60
Financing Available: Yes
Training & Support: Yes

All financial information is provided by the franchise, business opportunity, business for sale or other advertiser, and that information is relied entirely on for the truthfulness and accuracy of the information provided.

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Video for Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

With hundreds of locations from coast-to-coast throughout the United States and Canada, Cottman Transmission is North America's leading chain of transmission repair centers.

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News / Press Releases about Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

Jun 30, 2015

Cottman Man Urges Drivers To Be Safe, Don???t Drink And Drive During July 4th Holiday

For most Americans, July 4th means cook-outs, picnics, swimming, boating, time spent with family and friends and, of course, fireworks. But the nation???s birthday celebration is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care and its neighborhood car care centers throughout the nation remind drivers that police will be out in force during the days leading up to and including the Fourth of July, cracking down on impaired drivers.

Jun 18, 2015

A Father???s Day Checkup Can Keep Your Car Running Smoothly And Safely This Summer

Whether it???s a Father???s Day gift or simply a gift to yourself as a car owner, a summer tune-up is a good way to keep your car running smoothly and safely. The annual salute to Dads is good time to think about summer car care, since this is when most of us spend more time in our cars, vacationing or taking weekend or day trips.

Jun 16, 2015

Cottman Of Charlotte Helps Raise Funds For Local Cancer Foundation

It wasn???t a hard call for Paula Davis, owner of the local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise located here in Charlotte to take. Four years ago, she was asked to help support a fundraiser in memory of a local girl who had lost her battle with cancer at age 12.

Jun 07, 2015

Cottman Man Blog, Only 5 Months Old, Makes List Of 50 Best Auto Mechanics Blogs

The Cottman Man Blog, a new blog about transmission and general car care and service, has been named one of the Top 50 Automotive and Mechanics Blogs, in a list compiled by Direct Capital, a CIT company.

Jun 01, 2015

Happy Coincidence Leads To 24 Years Of Success As Trenton???s ???Cottman Man???

A happy coincidence years ago led to a long career for Beth Burns, owner of the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center at 1816 N. Olden Avenue in Trenton. Beth???s husband Robert brought his car in for service at the Cottman center more than 24 years ago. When he saw how busy the place was, he struck up a conversation with the manager, who told him the owner was looking to sell so he could move south. The owner had enough of the cold Jersey winters.

May 27, 2015

Pick One Shop and Trust Them

Just for a moment, pretend you???re the one who answers the phone at your local repair shop. Two customers called this morning: One was a regular customer you know by name; the other a one-time price shopper.

May 25, 2015

Serving The Customer Is ???In The Blood??? Of Richmond???s Cottman Man

???Serving the customer is in my blood,??? says Stan Guardino. The owner of Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care at 8259 Midlothian Turnpike has been serving customers since he was ten, working with his parents in their mom & pop grocery store.

May 25, 2015

Choosing the Right Shop

Maybe you???re new to the area??? or maybe your old shop closed. Whatever the reason, there may come a time when you have to look for a new repair shop. But how do you choose the right one? Start with recommendations from friends and family. See who other people in your neighborhood use.

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