Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

Auto Repair Shop

5171 S. Saginaw Road

Flint, MI 48507

Open Today 8:00AM - 12:00PM

cottmanofflint.com

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B
2 years ago
Great service! I found Cottman transmission online. I had previously taken my vehicle to a dealership and got a fairly pricey quote. The quote including the same repairs from Cottman Transmission was nearly $1000 cheaper. When I dropped the car off, they indicated they wanted to taking the car for a short drive to confirm all of the dealer's recommended repairs actually needed to be made at all. Cottman called me back in the afternoon and told me that some of the repairs weren't even necessary at this time. They were able to do quite a lot of work: replaced wheel bearings in both front wheels, flushed and replaced transmission fluid, flushed and replaced cooling fluid, wheel alignment, and even replaced my back left blinker light. Despite having to pay the dealer for diagnostics, my total savings over the original dealership estimate (removing one repair item and adding the tail light replacement) was still over $1200! The two people I dealt with, Andrew and Rob, were both helpful and polite in getting me the information I needed throughout the process. I don't look forward to needing more car repairs, but when I do I will definitely look to use Cottman Transmission when the time comes.
G
2 years ago
I lost all my transmission fluid traveling from Indiana to Michigan (cracked lines). Cottmans got me in first thing in the morning, and fabricated new ones. Got me back on the road. Very kind (even to my dogs)I can't thank them enough for getting me through my tough time!
G
2 years ago
I lost all my transmission fluid traveling from Indiana to Michigan (cracked lines). Cottmans got me in first thing in the morning, and fabricated new ones. Got me back on the road. Very kind (even to my dogs)I can't thank them enough for getting me through my tough time!
P
2 years ago
Good quality job.
Quality work, honest, they operate with integrity and treat customers with respect. The price was a little high, but I feel confident that the work was done correctly and that they will stand behind it. Highly recommend them.
P
2 years ago
Good quality job.
Quality work, honest, they operate with integrity and treat customers with respect. The price was a little high, but I feel confident that the work was done correctly and that they will stand behind it. Highly recommend them.
E
3 years ago
Bad service high price scammers say one thing charge another.
I had my vehicle towed about 5 miles to cottman tranny shop. On phone to tow his price was 575.00$ and quote for fix was between 1,000 to 2,000$. b Well by time it was there they called and told me they wanted 3,400 to fix. On phone he quoted me between 1,000$ to 2,000$ tops. I was disappointed and asked what happened to phone quote and was given jibber jabber to justify. I wasn't gonna pay that so I asked about just getting my vehicle back and he said 640.00$ from 575.00 price initially. I went to pick it up and pay the 640.00 to get possession of my vehicle back looked my vehicle over and it was leaking oil, which it never had before. Then they lost my transmission dip stick. I was told they would find one to replace and call when I could come get it. Long story short I called once a week for 3 weeks and the 3rd week I was told to find one myself bring receipt and he would reimburse me. They expected me to take my time to do they're work and fix the problem they caused. They made sure to get my money then basically left me hanging and I still don't have my dip stick they lost and refuse to replace themselves...very dissatisfied and none of the prices I was told for tow was what they said or quote. I was told something reasonable I thought money wise but it was just a ploy to get my business...NEVER AGAIN. To me that says a lot about the character of that business. Wish them the best but I felt like I was bamboozled. They said one thing and did another,not to mention how they just slapped my vehicle back together half@$#. I wish no ill will. I feel let down and was expecting better service. You just dont do people like that it's morally wrong,my opinion.
E
3 years ago
Bad service
I had my vehicle towed about 5 miles to cottman tranny shop. On phone to tow his price was 575.00$ and quote for fix was between 1,000 to 2,000$. b Well by time it was there they called and told me they wanted 3,400 to fix. On phone he quoted me between 1,000$ to 2,000$ tops. I was disappointed and asked what happened to phone quote and was given jibber jabber to justify. I wasn't gonna pay that so I asked about just getting my vehicle back and he said 640.00$ from 575.00 price initially. I went to pick it up and pay the 640.00 to get possession of my vehicle back looked my vehicle over and it was leaking oil, which it never had before. Then they lost my transmission dip stick. I was told they would find one to replace and call when I could come get it. Long story short I called once a week for 3 weeks and the 3rd week I was told to find one myself bring receipt and he would reimburse me. They expected me to take my time to do they're work and fix the problem they caused. They made sure to get my money then basically left me hanging and I still don't have my dip stick they lost and refuse to replace themselves...very dissatisfied and none of the prices I was told for tow was what they said or quote. I was told something reasonable I thought money wise but it was just a ploy to get my business...NEVER AGAIN. To me that says a lot about the character of that business. Wish them the best but I felt like I was bamboozled. They said one thing and did another,not to mention how they just slapped my vehicle back together half@$#. I wish no ill will. I feel let down and was expecting better service. You just dont do people like that it's morally wrong,my opinion.
D
3 years ago
High Piced Scammers
I wouldnt let these guys fix a tricycle!!
H
3 years ago
No charge to look at my car.No transmission problem
I was referred to Cottman Transmission by my son and also by my car service center for possible transmission problems. After a very thorough exam, I was happy to hear that this was not the problem. However, my car was diagnosed to have a problem with my engine misfiring and referred back to the service center to be fixed. The employees were super friendly, and there was no charge for this diagnosis, just a firm handshake. I highly recommend!!
D
3 years ago
NEVER AGAIN!!
I took my 1974 classic monte carlo to be looked at after they told me they do free diagnostic. I already knew I needed carburetor work but I wanted a estimate to decide if it would be better to just buy a new carburetor. I called them later same night after not hearing from them to only be told they can't find the problem and could no longer look at my car for free..they wanted $175 to continue. so the next morning I went to pick up my car because clearly they where not qualified to do the job. after driving my car home it ran like crap!! 3 time worse than when I dropped it off.. carb was popping and my voltage meter was showing my battery wasn't getting the proper charge. I walked back into their office and the manager ask me to bring it back I said ok after a very heated argument between us. I went home to get my car as it was not drivable. I opened the hood to see cut exposed wires from my distributor that was not cut. I did not take my car back to them and never will