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2017 Cottman Reveals Second Coloring Book for Holiday Season - 12-4-17

For Immediate Release:

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Reveals Second Coloring Book
Featuring Cottman Man and Transmission Physician for Holiday Season



Auto Repair Brand Delivers Car Care-Themed Coloring and Activities Book to Make

a Positive Impact on Local Boys and Girls Clubs and Other Children's Groups


HORSHAM, PA - Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care continues to make bringing holiday magic to local communities both a priority and an opportunity to spread awareness of basic car maintenance to people of all ages this year.

Cottman has announced that it will again be donating its children's coloring and activity book<https://www.cottman.com/cottman-man-and-transmission-physician-coloring-book/> for the second year in a row, this time to local chapters of Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Girls, Inc. across the country this holiday season.

"When we delivered our first coloring and activity book starring the Cottman Man to local children's hospitals last year, we were overwhelmed by the response and humbled at the chance make a difference in the lives of children," said Derik Beck, Cottman's vice president of digital marketing. "Cottman prides itself on setting an example of community involvement in the automotive aftermarket industry, and giving back to local families, especially children, is an essential component of our company values. The holiday season is a chance for us to say thank you to everyone in our local markets and we are grateful for the chance to spread car care knowledge through a fun, accessible coloring book to as many area kids as possible."

The coloring book features both the Cottman Man, the lovable character who has hosted his own blog and taken on a fresh look in a series of animated online shorts<https://www.cottman.com/videos/>; and the highly decorated Transmission Physician<https://www.cottman.com/transmission-physician/>, the new digital star at Cottman who shares specialized, transmission-specific advice in her award-winning video series.

"We're excited to collaborate with Cottman to provide girls a fun, creative way to learn about car care and the automotive industry," said Penn Sheppard, Director of Learning Central at Girls Inc. "The Transmission Physician character shows girls that women can be leaders in traditionally male-dominated fields. She is breaking barriers and resisting gender stereotypes. She is a strong, smart, and bold role model for girls."

The leading automotive aftermarket industry innovator is sharing its creative coloring books with kids at more than 150 local chapters of Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Girls, Inc., from coast to coast. This includes the following:

Cottman of Feasterville, PA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

Cottman of New Castle, DE
Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware

Cottman of Trenton, NJ
Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County

Cottman of Maple Shade, NJ
Boys and Girls Club of Camden County
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Cottman's of Gladstone, MO, Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO and Shawnee, KS
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Cottman of Cincinnati, OH
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati

Cottman's of New Orleans, LA, Gretna, LA, Kenner, LA, La Place, LA, and Boutte, LA
Girls and Boys Clubs of Southeast Louisiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana

Cottman of Louisville, KY
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Cottman of Columbia, SC
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia

Cottman of Jacksonville, FL
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville

Cottman of Flint, MI
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint

Cottman of Norfolk, VA
Boys and Girls Club-SE Virginia
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services
Girls Inc. of the Greater Peninsula

Cottman's of Denver, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

Cottman of Brandon, FL
Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
Girls Inc. of Lakeland
Girls Inc. of Pinellas

Cottman of Fern Park, FL
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida

Cottman of Marietta, GA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro - Atlanta
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

Cottman of Des Moines, IA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

Cottman of Waldorf, MD
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland
Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Y
Girls Inc. of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Cottman of Grand Rapids, MI
Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Grand Rapids

Cottman of St. Peters, MO
Boys and Girls Club St Charles County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Girls Inc. of St. Louis

Cottman of Woodbury Heights, NJ
Boys and Girls Clubs of Gloucester County
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
Girls Inc. of Greater Houston

Cottman of Stroudsburg, PA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Easton
Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge

Cottman of Vancouver, WA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia Northwest
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest

Cottman of Richmond, VA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services

Cottman of The Woodlands, TX
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Cottman of Manassas, VA
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Manassas
Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

Cottman's of Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX and Round Rock, TX
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Austin
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Cottman of Emmaus, PA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Allentown
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Cottman's of Spartanburg, SC and Greenville, SC
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate

Cottman of Lancaster, PA
Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Cottman of Lansdale, PA
North Penn Valley Boys and Girls Clubs
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Cottman of West Mifflin, PA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Western PA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Cottman of Wilkes - Barre, PA
Boys and Girls of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge

Cottman of Beaverton, OR
Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia Northwest
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest

Cottman of Durham, NC
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle


Cottman of South Charlotte, NC
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas

Cottman of Greensboro, NC
Salvation Army -Boys and Girls Clubs of Greensboro
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont

Cottman of Raleigh, NC
Boys and Girls Clubs of Raleigh
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle

Cottman of Wilmington, NC
Brigade Boys and Girls Club
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle

Cottman of Winston-Salem, NC
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Winston-Salem
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services

(Not listed are over 60 Girls, Inc. locations that Cottman donated to as well.)

The original Cottman coloring book distributed during the 2016 holiday season featured the Cottman Man on both coloring and activity pages that both engaged kids on basic car maintenance points, and also underscore Cottman's commitment to giving back during the holiday season and throughout the year.

The new coloring book distributed this year will showcase not only the Cottman Man, but also the Transmission Physician. The Transmission Physician web series is a standout component of Cottman's broader catalogue of educational digital content. Using fun, accessible animation and themes, Cottman shares its educational videos on the brand's website as a way for consumers to learn more about common car care topics. So far, the Transmission Physician educational video series has won a platinum dotcom Award, Summit Award, a bronze Telly Award and a Gold Medal from the Hermes Creative Awards.

"The Cottman coloring books are a playful reminder of the importance aspect of being a grown-up:  auto care and maintenance.  Many young people facing adversity understand the preciousness of this resource, but are not prepared to preserve and maintain an automobile," said Jeri Swinton, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.  "Further, if our families are not educated consumers in auto care and maintenance, they may be taken advantage of and spend far more than necessary to operate a vehicle.  We appreciate The Cottman Man and the Transmission Physician as role models of knowledge, with values that align with being a responsible grown-up, just like our Big Brothers and Big Sisters!"

Also for the second year in a row, Advance Auto Parts has partnered with Cottman to cover some of the costs of printing the coloring books to be distributed to area children in time for the holidays.

"Advance Auto Parts has long shared the same values of giving back and making an impact in the local community as Cottman, and we're proud to partner with the brand on this meaningful donation," said Scott Krinsky, Advance's Director of Strategic Accounts. "We look forward to being a part of Cottman's efforts to give back in the future, and we hope our help on this project helps make the holidays a little more festive for kids across the country."

The new coloring book represents Cottman's dedication to the communities it serves, not only to provide trustworthy, affordable transmission and car care services, but also to ensure all families are able to celebrate the holidays as valued members of their community.

"Providing car care services goes beyond making sure consumers are happy when they drive away from our locations. We want to make sure every family can depend on Cottman for a safe, reliable vehicle that helps them accomplish their goals and meet their responsibilities every day," added Beck. "As we deliver this second set of coloring books to area children's groups, it's a reminder that car care can touch many aspects of a family's life, and it reinforces how Cottman is connected with our communities and our customers all year long, but especially while giving thanks during the holidays."

For more information - or to download an electronic version of the coloring book<https://www.cottman.com/cottman-man-and-transmission-physician-coloring-book/> that you can print yourself -visit the Cottman website. The Transmission Physician and Cottman Man Video Series<https://www.cottman.com/videos/> can be viewed online. And, more details about Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care can be found on the company's website.

About Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care
With locations across the U.S., Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is a transmission and auto repair brand that services almost any make or model vehicle, foreign or domestic.  Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care centers specialize in complete transmission service, brakes, suspension, air conditioning service and much more. Cottman's headquarters is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania.  For more information, please visit www.Cottman.com<http://www.Cottman.com> and www.TheCottmanManBlog.com<http://www.TheCottmanManBlog.com>.


About Advance Auto Parts:
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of April 23, 2016 Advance operated 5,086 stores and 125 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.


Derik Beck
VP of Digital Marketing
Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care
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Horsham, PA 19044
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Cell: 484-866-3402
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