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Regular, Synthetic or Blend...What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

May 26th, 2016

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:

  • Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work a ...[more]
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The Holidays Are Coming – Is Your Vehicle Ready?

November 26th, 2015
Where did this year go? Before you know it, it’s going to be time for the holidays, and that can mean travel in some pretty trying conditions (and we don’t just mean restless kids in the back seat). Is your vehicle ready for some interstate miles?

 
Tires: It’s a good idea to have your tires rotated every 5,000-7,000 miles to ensure even wear. With that in mind, it’s easy to just schedule a tire rotation with every oil change, since the vehicle will be up in the air on a lube rack anyway. Have you checked your inflation lately? Your proper 
inflation levels will be on a sticker on the driver’s side ...[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.

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