Many of us stress about upkeep on our vehicles. The fact is, we don’t really need to.
If you were to develop a fool-proof system for taking the hassle out of maintaining and repairing your car, what would it look like? Cottman of Columbia thought about this and created a service called Total Auto Care that works the way they would want it to work for them.
Cottman of Columbia believes that the key to great customer service is, of course, it’s people. We select and train qualified technicians and regularly update their knowledge to keep up with ever-changing automotive industry technology. But it’s not enough to be technically savvy. Our technicians pride themselves on a customer-driven approach. We want our customers to come back because they trust that we will always do what’s best for them. We want to be a rock for our community and always be building ties with our customers.
Automotive Repairs, Expertise & Know-How
Total Auto Care starts with state-of-the-art diagnostics tools that can pinpoint problems for quicker troubleshooting. When you think about how complex modern cars are, that’s a real bonus. The motor, drivetrain, and suspension alone are mostly too complex for a shade-tree mechanic so sensitive sensors and analytical computers are a must if you want to find out what the issue is and get it fixed as quickly as possible. Need an example? If you seem to be having troubles with your car cranking and suspect a batter problem, you could got to an auto parts store and they will happily sell you a battery and maybe even install it. But what if that doesn’t solve your problem? You need a comprehensive automotive diagnostics tool found at Cottman of Columbia to get to the bottom of your ignition system problems.
Auto Care Services
So how comprehensive are the auto care services at Cottman of Columbia? How about this:
- Transmission Repair
Transmission work is a cornerstone of our business and we’ve been doing it since we opened in 1962. As anyone knows who has had transmission issues (automatic or manual transmission), if you got a bad transmission box, you car is going nowhere, fast. Our work is second to none and we will have you back in the fast lane before you know it. And not just rebuilds or replacements, either. We provide a full line of maintenance services like transmission flushes for automatic transmissions all the way to clutch replacements for the manual crowd.
- Car Cooling Systems
This maintenance seems so mundane that many people forget about how quickly a bad cooling system can bring your car to a halt. In addition, a frozen cooling system could mean serious damage to your engine including a cracked engine block. Fear not, though. We know cooling systems inside and out and can keep your motor not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
- Timing and Pump Belt Replacement and Alignment
Today’s engines use complex tensioned belt systems to drive everything from the water circulation to the alternator to the actual coordination between the upper and lower parts of your engine. Just getting into the area where these belts and chains are accessed requires sophisticated knowledge to not only take them apart but replace the necessary parts and get it back together.
- Care Heating and Air Conditioning Repair
Anyone that lives in Columbia knows that the summers are steamy and the winters are pretty chilly. Unless you are really used to the great outdoors, you probably demand a cool car in the summer and a nice warm one when it turns cold. We at Cottman of Columbia can make sure that you are ready year-round for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw your way.
- Brake Repair
- Car Battery Services
- Check Engine Light & Engine Repair Services
- Everyone gets frustrated when that check engine light pops up, and Cottman of Columbia can do a free digital inspection to see what’s wrong. If your engine needs repairs, we’re ready to walk you through the process, needed repairs, and cost for your vehicle.
- Exhaust System Repairs
- Power Steering & Suspension Services
- Transmission Repair
Expert Technicians, Honest and Fair Pricing
Cottman of Columbia is staffed by people who live in Columbia and know that economical solutions to difficult problems are very welcome. We promise that we will give you pricing that is accurate, never inflated. We have cars too and know that a bad car can be a severe financial burden to its owner. If you have issues with your vehicle, you owe it to yourself to come see us and get fair pricing backed by outstanding customer service. Call today or drop by. We’re looking forward to seeing you.