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

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Manual Transmission Repair In Norfolk, VA

Manual transmission… standard transmission… stick shift… all different names for the same type of drivetrain. The more correct term is manual transmission, because you shift it manually instead of it shifting on its own like an automatic transmission. The term standard transmission comes from a time when an automatic transmission was an option that you had to pay extra for when you bought the car. The manual came “standard.” And stick shift? Isn’t that one obvious?

Whatever you’d like to call them, the manual transmission enjoyed a resurgence a few years ago, when gas prices took their historic rise. That’s because most people believe that a manual transmission is generally more efficient than an automatic.

Unfortunately for those folks who went out and bought new cars with manual transmissions, that’s really no longer the case. Only the most experienced, skilled drivers will be able to nurse better gas mileage out of a manual transmission than they can get from most of today’s automatics.

Of course, there are still those people who just enjoy the feel driving a stick. Shifting gears manually makes them feel like they’re an integral part of the driving experience.

When you have a problem with your car’s transmission, there’s only one name you need to remember: Cottman. Because the technicians at your Norfolk, VA Cottman center are experts with manual transmissions. They understand how they work, and they know how to fix them when they don’t.

So if your car’s manual transmission is having problems — anything from grinding gears to not moving at all, and anything in between — give your nearby Cottman center a call. They’ll be happy to check it out and let you know exactly what it’ll take to get you back on the road and shifting gears again.

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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.

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    • 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.