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The pros and cons of buying a used vehicle!

This is from a reader Jess Lambert.  I believe that it’s almost ALWAYS better to buy slightly used but here’s what she says. Considering the purchase of a used vehicle may bring with it some appr

Cottman’s Used Car Pre-Purchase Check

  So you’ve decided it’s time to replace your old car with a newer, used car but how can you be sure whether the car you’re looking at is a great deal or you’re just buying someone else’s p

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Launches Innovative Pre-Purchase Check Services

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, continuing to solidify its place as the most transparent and educational aftermarket car care brand in the industry, announced today a new service promoting s

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Celebrates “National Check Your Transmission Day” Today on Oct. 21

Auto Repair Brand Promotes Transmission Maintenance During National Car Care Month with Free TransCheck 21 PLUS Inspection  HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care announced that it

Cottman’s National Check Your Transmission Day October 21st

  Mark your calendar right away, because October 21st is National Check Your Transmission Day! Catching a small problem early on will often save you from a much larger one later.

Oct 21, 2017 – National Check Your Transmission Day

BY:  OPENBAY STAFF ON OCTOBER 16, 2017 Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is naming October 21st National Check Your Transmission Day. And they’ll perform a TransCheck 21 Plus Inspection

Make Your Transmission Last – Cottman’s Transmission Physician

How to make your transmission last? Find out from Cottman’s Transmission Physician.

Seasonal Issues Could be Affecting Your Transmission – Cottman’s Transmission Physician

  Your first indication of a transmission problem is when it starts working differently such as later shifts or no overdrive but those differences could simply indicate a change in the weather. The T

Why A Fluid Exchange – Cottman’s Transmission Physician

  A fluid exchange service replaces nearly all of the fluid which helps keep your car’s transmission on the road much longer. The transmission physicians at your nearby Cottman center will be happy

Choosing A Transmission Shop – Cottman’s Transmission Physician

  To learn about more car care tips and choosing a transmission shop, check it out them out here!

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Unveils Four New Auto Care Videos

Acclaimed Auto Repair Brand Releases Exclusive Collection of Online Tip Videos  HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care continues to affirm its position as the foremost authority on

And Another Award!

Top 25 Automotive Bloggers We have a large automotive category on Savant Magazine that includes detailed reviews on auto products, such as infant car seat covers, tire snow chains, car air freshene

Question:

This question comes to me from a mens fitness magazine. Q: My car battery was stolen twice in just a few days—is there some way I can stop this from happening? (yes—it’s a scam, they steal your

10 Insane Facts About Tesla Motors

Interesting infographic from Stanley-R-Harris . Elon Musk is a South African born investor, inventor & engineer. Many people know Musk from his involvement with Tesla Motors; the American automak

ANOTHER TOP BLOGGER AWARD!!!

Top 25 Automotive Bloggers on Thoroughly Reviewed! See it here: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/special-interests/top-25-automotive-bloggers/ Don’t Get Wrenched Author: Elayne Kling https://dontgetwr

Another “Best Of” award!

Thank you to the 10 Greatest website for naming us in the ‘Top 30’ best automotive blogs! Top 30 Automotive Blogs 2016

Do Yourself a Favor

Today I found out that a friend of mine picked up her car from a repair shop because they told her she needed $2,000 in repairs and drove directly to a used car dealer and traded it in for $500. This

Skip the Body Shop for Minor Car Dent Repair

I love this type of info because it saves you money and you can actually do it yourself. Of course there’s a learning curve but isn’t there with everything? Automotive Repair Systems in Dubai rem

Top 100 Car Blogs 2016

Thank you Washos.com for naming us one of the 100 top car blogs of 2016. We really appreciate it!!! The 100 Best Car Blogs of 2016  

5 Car Costs You Can Avoid (That Your Garage Might Not Tell You)

Tips from a mechanic friend, Giles Kirkland of Oponeo. Running a car isn’t cheap but there are often costs that can be avoided if you have a little knowledge about your vehicle. However, some gara

Quick Fix: How to Use a Walnut to Remove Scratches on Your Hardwood Floor [GIF] found on https://robertnmaker.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/quick-fix-how-to-use-a-walnut-to-remove-scratches-on-your-hardwood-floor-gif/

Let’s face it: Scratches on your hardwood floors may be unavoidable. Everyday life — especially in a house full of kids — can be bound to lead to a scratch or two (or even three!) on your once-g

Manufacturers’ Glut Is Good for Buyers found on https://robertnmaker.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/manufacturers-glut-is-good-for-buyers/

This is a great time to be both a new-car buyer and a used-car shopper. Market conditions are perfect for great deals.

100 Years of Motorcycle Advancements found on https://robertnmaker.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/100-years-of-motorcycle-advancements/

For many motorcycle riders, the classic bikes will always be the best — there’s even a Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, celebrating some of history’s most iconic motorcycles. B

Where’s the Dipstick?

For newer vehicles, particularly German makes, manufacturers are increasingly ditching the transmission dipstick in favor of electronic oil level monitoring. Others may employ a fluid level plug hole

Logo Evolution: A Brief History of a Few Ever-Changing Car Logos

Trapped in a moment of time, such as we are, it would appear that everything around us is as it has always been. The Hollywood Sign, for example, is a seemingly timeless icon that stands for not only

Preventing Automotive Problems Caused by Old Man Winter

Most of us have experienced driving in cold weather and our share of breakdowns. Usually a breakdown is due to the neglect of our vehicle; I’m just as guilty as the next guy. We’re busy people! Th

Coast to Coast: The History of Transcontinental Travel, Part 5: The Future of Travel

Undoubtedly, the transcontinental record posted last year will not stand for long, as there are probably teams of people right now plotting their strategy to traverse the country in less time. They wi

Turbochargers – Pump It Up

By Jim Marotta   A naturally aspirated automobile engine uses the downward stroke of a piston to create an area of low pressure in order to draw air into the cylinder through the intake valves. Becau

How to Refill the Coolant without a Bleed Tool

Draining and refilling the coolant is one of the easier maintenance tasks you can do on most vehicles. In addition to saving money, doing your own maintenance is a way to monitor the health of your ve

How To Tell If Your Fuel Filter Is Clogged

Fuel: your automobile runs on it, obviously, but it’s not the only thing that gets into your car. Contaminants, dirt, and the odd thing make their way into your fuel, which goes all throughout the c

Battery Failure

Years ago, vehicles were equipped with carburetors and required a longer cranking time to start. In many instances this longer cranking time would reveal a weak battery. You could actually hear the cr

Coast to Coast: The History of Transcontinental Travel, Part 4: The New Record Setters

Throughout the history of American transportation, cross-country migration had been based on three things, imperialism — to conquer new lands and expand the country’s boundaries; on necessity —

Coast to Coast: The History of Transcontinental Travel, Part 3: Better Roads, Please

By Ryan Lee Price Soon after the turn of the century, some automobile companies were using their products to help promote sales in the shipping industry. In 1908, Packard sent one of its trucks from N

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