Cottman Transmission Centers

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
3 reviews

4407 Landover Rd, Greensboro,NC, NC 27407, us

(336) 315-5510

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Hours
 
Specialties
Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 miles
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
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
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Oct 23, 2008
This is a transmission shop.. But if you ask them, and they aren't overly busy with transmission jobs, they'll work on whatever you need done. I've had a 2000 Ford Taurus trans rebuild, with a great guarantee. Been 70,000 trouble-free since. Had 2 different trans issues fixed (wiring/sensor) fixed very cheaply and quickly on a Kia Sedona and volvo s60. Jodi, the manager, is a fantastic stand-up guy. Explains problems in a down to earth manner, without sounding condescending. Cottman's is my regular and only repair shop now.
Aug 23, 2012
  • ZachMaster
So for the last few weeks, I've been dealing with this "transmission problem" and trying to deny that I need to take it into a shop. At a stoplight, with my foot firmly on the brake, I can feel the drivetrain trying to engage, lurching. This was NOT the air conditioning compressor cycling that I've heard some people talking about. It happens about once a second, although sometimes faster. The engine lugs a little (RPMS go down) right as the lurch occurs. Lurch (one second) Lurch (one second) Lurch Lurch. The lasts about the same time as it would take you to say "lurch." If I shift to neutral, it goes away. Happens in reverse, too. I had the fiance sit in the car with her foot on the brake and the car in drive (and reverse...same symptom), and I looked underneath. Both driveshafts turn a little, then back off, just as it happens. I think this means that the torque converter (which allows disengagement while stopped, right?) is trying to reengage while I'm stopped. Not keeping the drivetrain disengaged. Having read that it could be low ATF, I already added a quart of ATF, then re-leveled with the overfill plug once warm...just wanted to make sure it wasn't low fluid. Also, checked the transfer case oil. Still fairly fresh, and plenty full. So, I finally took it into the Tx shop. "I have a transmission problem." So, the nice gentleman (Jody, the owner/manager) behind the counter said, "what are you driving?" "2004 4Runner." (laughing ensues)..."You don't have a transmission problem. Those transmissions don't break. Let's go look at it." So, he came outside, started the car, put it in gear, and said, "I bet you just replaced your spark plugs." (BUSTED) "yes, I did." "You have a good ole MISFIRE." Then, the nice man told me his shop wasn't busy, and that for a small fee (not the $4k I was prepared to swallow to replace the tranny), he could thrown the diagnostic machine on it and tell me which cylinder it was. I thought about taking it home to replace them all again, and realized my time and materials would be about $100 anyway, so what the heck, I'll have him look. In five minutes, he assured me that all my plugs were good, but that I must've cracked the coil pack boot. The crack was about 1 cm long, right where the coil pack spring and spark plug meet. The spark was jumping through the boot to the head. We called around for a new boot ("we don't sell them individually, but you can buy a whole coil pack for $130.") He then helped me find rockauto.com, where you can get them for $4, plus $2 for shipping. So, he put some electrical tape on the boot "JUST TO GET YOU HOME, DON'T GO JOYRIDING OR ANYTHING". Boot from rockauto is on its way, and now my $4k transmission problem has been fixed for $6. I was pretty much ready to buy a new transmission, or at least pay hundreds of dollars for them to take it apart to take a look. It was really pleasant to have him be so honest with me. If you're anywhere near greensboro and need a Transmission shop, please go visit Jody.
Sep 22, 2014
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  • mad nick
Cottman Transmission in Greensboro NC o n Spring Garden drive is the worst possible shop you could ever use. They are shade tree hacks who will rip you off and never repair your car correctly. They also will replace your transmission with a junk yard unit and lie to you and charge you for a new unit. I paid $2200 for a complete rebuild and it was worse the day i picked it up than the day i left it with them. They had me bring it back countless times and every time was just a big waste of my time. They totally screwed me over. Beware of these scum bags... you will be sorry otherwise

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