Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

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11780 Holly Auto Center Lane
Waldorf, MD 20601
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 6:00pm
Sat:8:00am to 12:00pm
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(240) 547-2640

Auto Repair Experience

  • Ken Barker, Owner
  • Established 2003
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 107 Years of Car Repair Experience


Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care was established in 2003 and has been serving Waldorf and the surrounding community ever since. The staff at this facility is very experienced with the average technician having 23 years or more! This RepairPal Certified shop is a qualified transmission repair facility. Their technicians have taken many professional classes in advanced transmission diagnosis and repair. An investment has been made is some of the industries best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment available to ensure accurate professional repairs are make to your vehicle. These repairs range from transmission repairs to major and minor service and repairs. All work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty with some transmissions repairs offering a wider range of warranty options. For your convenience early bird drop off and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet is available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Ken Barker, Owner
  • Established 2003
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 107 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Parts & Labor Warranty

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Overall Rating

21 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerOctober 30, 2013

The service provided was very excellent.

Verified CustomerOctober 30, 2013

For being a transmission place they do everything. They can do it all there. The guy that worked there helped me out a lot. He told me a lot about Ford that I wouldn't have noticed. He is honest, and knowledge about the vehicle that I brought there.

Verified CustomerOctober 25, 2013

My problem has not been fixed yet.

Verified CustomerOctober 24, 2013

The staff went above and beyond and continue to do so.

Verified CustomerOctober 24, 2013

They are always willing to explain everything and follow up with a great job.

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October 22, 2013

Good customer service. Doug told me exactly what was wrong.

Verified CustomerOctober 14, 2013

Doug the manager was very thorough and helpful with the diagnosis of my vehicle.

Verified CustomerOctober 11, 2013

They were very friendly and everything was very fine. It was reasonably priced.

October 01, 2013

Good quality service. Their prices are reasonable. Fast repair.

Verified CustomerSeptember 19, 2013

Great service and personal service.

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September 13, 2013

Service Manager was extremely helpful, and accommodating to our circumstances. Friendly, and courteous.

Verified CustomerSeptember 03, 2013

What they did for me was good.

Verified CustomerAugust 30, 2013

They didn't fix it. It still works the same, it still makes the noise, the light's still on. I called them back because at the time I was able to go there they were not open, which is fine. I tried to call back, they didn't call back. They said if the light was still on to go back to the shop, they didn't fix it. I mean they were very nice and helpful, it's just the car is still not working.

Verified CustomerAugust 29, 2013

They were very kind to me, kept me involved with what was going on and did really good work! I've actually already recommended them to a couple of people so I think they were really good. They were certainly reasonable. When it came to the transmission they looked at all the options for me.

Verified CustomerAugust 26, 2013

I needed transmission work, the result was excellent.

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Verified CustomerJuly 25, 2013

Doug and his team have given me excellent service on 3 of my vehicles.

Verified CustomerJuly 03, 2013

The estimate of service required was on point with no surprises and problem was corrected

Verified CustomerJune 14, 2013

I had work done and 2 weeks later, while on a road trip, about 350 miles from Maryland, found out that I was leaking transmission fluid, about a quart low, out of the parts that were replaced by Cottman. On top of spending $600 on repairs the original time from Cottman, I had to spend an additional $100 to repair the work.

Verified CustomerMarch 21, 2013

The excellent customer service prvovided by the service manager and his knowledge of automobiles impressed me.

February 23, 2013

The service is excellent

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February 15, 2013

Good service

October 22, 2014

They very unprofessional they had my car for two days and they were only suppose to have my car for 3 hours but ended up being two days . I was waiting for my car for the whole day . They never called or anything. I had to call them . Then they gave me one price and when I came back it was a different price . I wouldn't recommend any body to go to them

September 30, 2014

All I have to say about Cottman is good because they were very good to me. I had another service center look over my wife's vehicle (2011 Hyundai Sonata) because she reported strange noises coming from the brakes and was afraid to drive. I was told that there was extensive front brake damage and new calipers would have to be ordered. It was also stated that parts for my particular vehicle were very expensive and, even with discounts on labor, I was looking at about $1200 (good thing the parts weren't in stock).

Looking for other options, I searched online and found RepairPal that pointed me to Cottman. The tech I spoke with didn't want to quote a price range over the phone but convinced me to come in for a free quote. I am so glad I did. The vehicle was diagnosed with bad rotors and the work (front and back) was considerably less than what was given to me by the other shop.

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