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Winter is Coming

October 15th, 2015
The days are getting shorter, there’s a snap in the air, and before you know it, the winter months are going to be upon us. Is your vehicle ready? 
 
Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers are only good for about a year; normal wear, the sun’s UV rays and the elements take their toll on them. Get a good look and check them for chunks, strips or chips missing, and replace if necessary for a streak-free field of vision in wet weather. Hint: a fresh application of 
Rain-X on your windshield and window glass can help visibility greatly. 
Brakes: Are you hearing any squeaks, squeals or ...[more]
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What Makes All-Season Tires So Great?

July 15th, 2015

So your closet has a pair of flip-flops for the summer, a pair of heavy boots for the winter, and a comfortable pair of sneakers for most of the rest of the year. If you live in a climate that doesn’t have harsh winters, you might just be able to wear those sneakers year-round...and all-season tires are the equivalent of your comfortable sneakers.

So what makes all-season tires so special?

Winter tires are excellent for severe conditions like heavy snow and even ice. They feature specially-designed tread patterns and “sipes”, hundreds of tiny slits which offer biting edges for traction in snow. This means shorter stopping distances, better handling and better control in winter weather. Winter tires are not d

esigned for tempera ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

What Does Your Check Engine Light Mean? Milstead Automotive

January 23rd, 2015

When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting your mechanic to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

The Check Engine light, more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. Older vehicles may not have this, but any newer vehicle is equipped with a tiny all-knowing computer that will be your lifeline in communicating any problem with how the engine is running. Your Tire and Automotive service department can diagnose the problem, but there are ways to preview what the problem might be.

Prior to 1996, carmakers had their own engine diagnostic systems, primarily to ensure their cars w ...[more]

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Tire Tips to Prepare for Fall

October 7th, 2014

tires spring txAs the first leaves of fall drop in Spring, TX, Milstead Automotive is eager to assist customers in preparing their tires for seasonal travel. Through comprehensive tire repair and installation, Milstead Automotive is prepared with the highest quality products and machinery to quickly service tires for fall. Shop Milstead Automotive’s complete selection of brand name tires including: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Firestone, Goodyear and Michelin Tires. Trust Milstead Automotive tire specialist for all tire services this season for improved vehicle safety and motility.

As leaves accumulate on roadways they can provide dangerous or slippery conditions for drivers as tires can easily lose traction. Driving on wet leaves is similar to driving on ice as surface structure is not stable and can quickly cause an accident. Reduce chances for ...[more]

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Save on Auto Repairs with Transmission Services

August 1st, 2014

transmission repair spring texasInvesting in the future of drivers in the Spring, TX area, Milstead Automotive constantly searches for cost effective ways to keep customers current with auto repair and maintaining top vehicle operations. Sustaining proper vehicle maintenance begins with ensuring regular auto repairs such as: oil changes, belt replacements and fluid refills are regularly scheduled and updated. Servicing all the complexities of vehicle engines, Milstead Automotive encourages customers to add transmission repair and services to their routine vehicle upkeep, as small repairs now can save costly repairs in the future.

Responsible for shifting gears to control speed and wheel power, there is no engine component more intricate or crucial than a vehicle’s transmission. Milstead ...[more]

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Give the Gift of Life – Memorial Blood Drive 06/27/14

June 3rd, 2014

Below is a recent Press Release regarding our upcoming Memorial Blood Drive

by: Amy Milstead

Any automotive accident is devastating, but no grief can possibly compare to the heartbreak of losing a loved one at the hands of impaired driving. Entirely avoidable and selfishly reckless, impaired driving prematurely takes the lives of over 17,000 drivers and passengers per year. This June give your support to the memorial of drunk driving victims and join Milstead Automotive in giving the most valuable gift one person can give another- the gift of life.

To parti ...[more]

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Lipsticks and Dipsticks- Milstead-a-Go-Go 05/15/2014

May 12th, 2014

Below is a recent Press Release regarding our upcoming Lipsticks and Dipsticks- Milstead-a-Go-Go.

by: Amy Milstead

Whether you are dropping the kids off to school, trying to survive the morning commute or taking a shopping trip with friends, every woman needs a dependable vehicle they can rely on to conquer everything life throws at them. At Milstead Automotive staff understands when it comes to auto repair and maintenance women are often uninformed and left to feel helpless about their vehicle. The most important tool any person can have to ensure the safety and reliability of their vehicle is knowledge of how it operates, with this in mind Milstead Automotive has taken special steps to support the women of the Woodlands area to better understand their vehicle in a fun, understanding environment.

Join Milstead Automotive on Thursday, May 15th at their location on Hawthorne Drive for the ultimate girl’s night out. Lipsticks and Dipsticks is ...[more]

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Are New Tires on Your Back to School List? - Milstead Automotive

March 6th, 2014

by: Amy Milstead

 

 

Fall is in the air, and that can mean only one thing: it’s back to school time! As you run through your back to school checklist- pencils, notebooks, binders, books, and tires- yes, you read that correctly: TIRES. Why add new tires to your back to school checklist? Because now is the BEST time to get new tires for you or your student’s vehicle. Whether you are carpooling your students around, want something dependable for your extra-curricular high school smarty, or need that reliable vehicle for your independent college bound kid- making sure you get the best start to a new school year means starting with repla ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Do You Ask the Right Questions? - Milstead Automotive

March 6th, 2014

car-repair-servicesby: Amy Milstead

 

 

Your mechanic or auto repair technician should possess the same qualities that you expect from your doctor and dentist; namely trust and reliability. Car owners have a lot at stake when seeking vehicle maintenance and repairs, it's very important to find the right auto repair technician. There are three categories of inquiries you should make about his business: the skill level of the workers, the price of th ...[more]

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Lipsticks And Dipsticks

March 5th, 2014

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Would you like us to share our presentation at your event?
Would you like us to do a private seminar for you or somone you know?
Contact Elizabeth Williams for more details.

UPCOMING CLINICS

May 15, 2014   29707 W Hawthorne- Milstead-a-Go-Go from 5:30 pm to 7pm

September 11, 2014 29707 W Hawthorne

Stay tuned for more details and information!

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