All technicians have classes and training through ATRA – Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association and ATSG – Automatic Transmission Service Group.
Expert Car Battery Services in Columbia, SC
At Cottman we back up our work with a 100% guarantee. We treat your car like it was our own.
We take pride in correctly diagnosing the issue with your vehicle and doing so at reasonable prices.
Two cars come into a repair shop: One won’t crank or cranks really slowly when you turn the key; the other starts fine but the transmission operates erratically.
Which one needs a new battery?
Truth is, there’s no way to tell yet. It could be both or it could be neither.
The one that won’t crank? That could be due to a bad battery, or maybe it’s just low on charge. Or it could have dirty battery cables, a bad starter… in fact, there’s a whole list of things that could mimic a bad battery.
The erratic transmission? Believe it or not, that could be caused by a battery problem too, even if the engine cranks and starts just fine.
That’s why, when you have a brake problem, you need to bring your car to the professionals at Columbia, SC Cottman. Our technicians are familiar with pretty much every type of brake system on the road today. We know how they’re supposed to work, and we know how to fix them when they don’t.
We’ll use the best brake parts and provide the latest service techniques to make sure your car’s brakes are in top condition. And we’ll make sure those brakes are working properly before we let you take your car back on the road.
And not just the basic brake system: Our specialists are also up on the latest anti-lock brake systems. Which means that, if your ABS light comes on or starts flashing, we’ll know just how to check the system to put it back in like-new condition.
So, when your car needs brake work, there’s only one place you need to remember: Columbia, SC Cottman. Because your life could depend on it.
That’s because today’s transmissions are heavily computer controlled. They depend on a clean electrical signal to operate properly. If the battery’s getting a little iffy, it could easily cause erratic shifts or poor gear engagements, even though the starter seems to crank properly when you turn the key. So how can you tell what’s really causing the problem? You can’t; not without a thorough examination of your car’s electrical system.
That’s where your friends at Columbia, SC Cottman can help. Their highly trained technicians are equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment to examine the battery, starter, and alternator, to root out those hard-to-trace electrical problems, and make the right diagnostic recommendations… the first time. So, if you’ve been noticing a problem with your car — whether you think it’s as simple as a bad battery or as complex as a worn transmission, the smartest choice you can make is to bring your car to the Columbia, SC Cottman center for a complete electrical system checkup.
To speak with someone about your specific problem or to make an appointment for your car or truck, call 803-748-7800.