• The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
  • Rick White now travels about 35 minutes from home to his job, but he loves what he does. He owns and operates the Cottman center at 4001 N. New Hope Road in Raleigh.
  • For Phil Esposito, being in the transmission repair business comes naturally. “I love my work,” said the owner of the Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center at South U.S. Highway17-92.  
  • The effort called “All The Facts on Automatic Transmission Fluids” or ATFonATF, is an informative “safe harbor” for ATF installers, distributors and garage owners and managers who want to ensure they are using the correct fluids for all vehicle makes and models.
  • CHICAGO — Automechanika Chicago is bringing international attention to U.S. companies, but one company is taking it a step further. Corteco, with a large presence on the Automechanika Chicago show floor, is a “global manufacturer with roots in your own backyard.”
  • On occasions, solenoids that appear to be similar may be mistaken as identical. Toyota’s U150 series transmission is a good example of this.
  • After servicing the valve body the vehicle exhibits a slipping in Reverse on throttle up as well but this complaint is accompanied with forward movement having sliding shifts.
  • During an overhaul of a U140E transmission, it was determined that the original valve body needed replacement. After installation the vehicle had no reverse engagement unless the selector lever was moved around.