Cottman Transmission

  • 3.9 of 5 stars
2 reviews

2630 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210, us

(303) 761-8841

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Hours
 
Specialties
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.5/5
They are competent
4.5/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
2.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.5/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.5/5
They are always honest
4.5/5
I would use this mechanic again
3.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
3.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
3.5/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Jul 31, 2007
Mike Nies, Center Manager of Cottman Transmission is a fantastic guy, running a fantastic shop. I went to him after getting the runaround "you're a girl and thus deserving of both contempt and fleecing" service from a handful of other locations. I got to the shop at closing time, and Mike was happy to stick around and hear me out. He explained EVERYTHING that he was going to do to my car, and what I could reasonably expect to pay eventually. He did not instantly believe I was a mouth-breathing imbecile because I am female- and it really showed. At the end of that initial meeting I handed him my fresh-from-the-mail license plate; less than a week prior my car had been vandalized, and among other minor cuts and bruises my car suffered having the license plate stolen and the bolts removed (it was a bad month for my car). He took it and tucked it under his arm and promised me a call in the morning. When I got that call, he quoted me a price which was $1300 LESS than the other shops I had taken my car to prior, and gave me a detailed description of what was wrong and what needed to be fixed. I mentioned that I'd be needing my father's help to pay for this and before I could finish my thought Mike had offered to have my father call him at the shop so that he would be satisfied with what Mike had told me about the repairs. Awesome. Smiles all around. When I went in to pick up my car 2 days later, Mike joked with me affably and asked me to come by in a few days to make sure the repairs were working out (free, of course). I took my keys and walked out to my car, where I noticed that Mike had also gone ahead and attached my new license plate for me- I had never asked and he hadn't mentioned it. I have NEVER been so impressed by the honesty, integrity, workmanship and personality of a mechanic as I am with Mike at Cottman. I'll go back again, and I'll tell anyone who will listen to go there when their transmission dies on them.
Jul 27, 2014
  • Sldarch
I have an older Ford with manual transmission that had a bad clutch pilot bearing. Cottman's price was considerably better than the local Ford dealer for the repairs. They rebuilt the tranny. They also included rebuilding the clutch hydraulic clutch cylinders. So, $2K later I'm on my way. When I picked up the car, I (and my wife) noticed a metallic scrapping sound. I took the car back, but the mechanics said that they could not hear it. However, they did offer to "rebuild" the tranny again. The sound never went away, but it wasn't so bad that I felt that the car was damaged. I later learned that it might have been that the new fly wheel was manufactured with a slightly larger radius than the original. Then...three months later, the clutch started to fail. I took it back to the shop and they again said that they would "rebuild" the clutch hydraulics. The car worked well, but only 24 months later, the clutch is failing again - it's hard to shift gears. Seems like the repair should have lasted longer. My main complaint is that I don't feel that Cottmans admitted to less then perfect repairs and I don't feel like the repairs have lasted an appropriate time.

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