Expert Technicians

All technicians have classes and training through ATRA – Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association and ATSG – Automatic Transmission Service Group.

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At Cottman we back up our work with a 100% guarantee. We treat your car like it was our own.

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We take pride in correctly diagnosing the issue with your vehicle and doing so at reasonable prices.

Car Battery Services In Norfolk, VA

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.

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    That’s because today’s transmissions are heavily computer controlled. They depend on a clean electrical signal to operate properly. If the car 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 Cottman of Norfolk 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 car battery problem — 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 Cottman of Norfolk 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 503-388-4553.

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    • My experience at Cottman was awesome! The waiting lounge was very clean and looked great. The front desk staff was kind and personable. My wheels got aligned very quickly and they did a great job for an awesome price! The owner is extremely professional and quite handsome as well.

    • The work was excellent and done in a timely manner. Found the best pri ce for the work needed!!!

    • Fast and efficient service.

    • Best shop to have your vehicle repaired. Professional and timely. Owner gives fair prices and easy to work with. I would highly recommend to anyone.

    • I have been taking my vehicles to Cottman for the last year and I have never been disappointed. Kevin is the General Manager and I have known him personally for several years. This is an honest shop with quality work and great, trustworthy employees. Law Enforcement friendly, which is a major plus. It is hard to find a reliable place for vehicles now and days so skip the stress and take your vehicles here.

    • My experience at Cottman was awesome! The waiting lounge was very clean and looked great. The front desk staff was kind and personable. My wheels got aligned very quickly and they did a great job for an awesome price! The owner is extremely professional and quite handsome as well.

    • Great customer service!! The staff was very attentive. A issue arose while they were working on my vehicle, and the mechanics diagnosed it and where back on track in no time. What I liked the most was that they kept me in the loop while they tried to find a resolution.

    • I love this place. came here a few years back, great work. just came in recently, wanted to wait a few days for the review.let me tell you Vicki was amazing and as helpful as can be and kevin did repair and excellent job on my transmission as well as work with me . had a world of trouble with my warranty place but they did their best to help with it all and my car is running excellent. will be back soon for oil change and any future repairs. thanks guys.

    • Kevin and his entire staff are the best. I had a brake caliper fail and they took care of very quickly and for a great price. Since then, I had new flare fenders with led lights installed on my Jeep Wrangler. Same great service and value.