Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Releases Coloring Book in Time for Holiday Season to Bring Cheer to Children

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Providing Car-Themed Coloring and Activities Book to Local Children’s Hospitals this Season

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“Families – especially kids – are an essential part of who we are. Many of our Cottman locations are family-run and operated, and we take our part in the community seriously," said Derik Beck, Cottman’s vice president of digital marketing.

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care has made a name for itself by offering customer experiences that are honest and transparent – and now the brand is going a step further to ingrain itself into the communities it serves during this holiday season.

Cottman has announced that its newly released coloring book for children, starring 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, will be arriving at children’s hospitals this season.

The automotive aftermarket industry innovator is sharing its creative coloring books with kids at more than 30 children’s hospitals coast to coast, including:

  •     Philadelphia, PA:

             Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
             Shriners Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia
             St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

  •     Kansas City, MO:

             Children’s Mercy Hospital

  •     Cincinnati, OH:

             Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
             Shriners Hospitals for Children - Cincinnati

  •     Lehigh Valley, PA:

             Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital

  •     New Orleans, LA:

             Children's Hospital of New Orleans

  •     Louisville, KY:

             Norton Children's Hospital

  •     Columbia, SC:

             Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

  •     Jacksonville, FL:

             UF Health Jacksonville

  •     Flint, MI:

             Hurley Children's Hospital

  •     Norfolk, VA:

             Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

  •     Beaverton, OR and Vancouver, WA:

             OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

  •     Greenville, SC and Spartanburg, SC:

             The Children's Hospital of Greenville Health Systems
             Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville

  •     Richmond, VA:

             Richmond Children's Hospital

  •     Austin, TX:

             Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

  •     Grand Rapids, MI:

             Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

  •     Orlando, FL:

             Nemours Children's Hospital
             Florida Hospital for Children

  •     Denver, CO:

             Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

  •     Lancaster, PA:

             Lancaster General Hospital

  •     Waldorf, MD:

             Children's National Medical Center

  •     Atlanta, GA:

             Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital

  •     Pittsburgh, PA:

             Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

  •     Wilkes-Barre, PA:

             Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

  •     Wilmington, NC:

             New Hanover Regional Medical Center

  •     Charlotte, NC:

             Levine Children's Hospital

  •     Greensboro, NC:

             Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

  •     Raleigh, NC:

             WakeMed Health and Hospitals

  •     Winston-Salem, NC:

             Brenner Children's Hospital

  •     Stroudsburg, PA:

             Pocono Medical Center

  •     Houston, TX:

             Texas Children's Hospital
             Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston

  •     Tampa, FL:

             Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa

  •     Des Moines, IA:

             Blank Children's Hospital

  •     St. Louis, MO:

             St. Louis Children's Hospital
             Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis

“Cottman is proud to set an example for the automotive aftermarket industry,” said Derik Beck, Cottman’s vice president of digital marketing. “Families, especially kids, are an essential part of who we are. Many of our Cottman locations are family-run and operated, and we take our part in the community seriously. It’s the season of being thankful for what we have and to take opportunities to giveback.”

To that point, Cottman has designed the coloring book that it will be distributing to be packed with fun activities, images to color and car facts that kids will find fascinating and engaging.

The coloring books serve a very special purpose and will be taken to children’s hospitals in areas served by Cottman centers in order to brighten up the days of kids across the country during the holidays with a fun, engaging activity that underscores the brand’s commitment to its communities and customers.

A special thanks is in order to the team at Advance Auto Parts for partnering with Cottman to have subsidized the costs for the printing of the coloring books. “This is one of many ways that Advance Auto Parts supports the various communities we serve with trusted partners like Cottman,” said Scott Krinsky, Advance’s Director of Strategic Accounts. “We are excited to be part of this effort to provide fun activities for children that teach them the importance of car service at an early age.”

“True total auto care isn’t just about keeping the car clean and looking nice – it’s about making sure that the essential functions of the car are in great working order, providing a safe and reliable method of transportation for families everywhere,” said Beck. “Until you take a step back and look at the true meaning of our work, you may have a hard time realizing the importance of Cottman to countless families. The coloring book is yet another way we are connecting with our communities and reinforcing how meaningful that bond is to us and our customers – especially during the holidays, when we’re reminded of all that we have to be thankful for.”

For more information — or to download an electronic version of the coloring book that you can print yourself — visit the https://www.cottman.com/cottman-man-coloring-book/.

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 http://www.Cottman.com and 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 http://www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

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