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Milstead Automotive

Phone: (281)367-3535


29707 West Hawthorne Drive

Spring,  TX  77386

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Amy Milstead, President, Milstead Automotive

About Milstead Automotive

Automotive Service that combines Old-Fashioned values with the very latest in auto repair technology, that’s Milstead Automotive. Our Team of expert professionals are committed to providing you with exceptional customer care and on time service.

The Woodlands Auto Repair Specialists

In most cases, we offer same day service, convenient hours and for our valued customers we provide pickup and drop off service with in a 15 mile radius. Call today to schedule your service and reserve a spot on our complimentary shuttle.

At Milstead we take pride in ensuring that each customer is 100% satisfied. We do the job right the first time. After all, doing the same job twice is not our idea of repeat business!

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Repair Services

We offer the most extensive automotive repair services in the Spring, Woodlands and Conroe areas.

When you bring your car, truck, sport utility vehicle, or RV to Milstead Automotive, you can rest assured that one of our ASE certified professionals will interview you, ask you questions and take the time to listen to your concerns. We will then diagnose the problem, explain exactly what is needed to repair your vehicle, answer your questions and after we receive your okay, we will expertly perform the repairs needed to return your vehicle to its proper operating condition.

We are proud of our team and give them a modern, clean facility with the latest technology to do their job! Milstead’s professional environment, our ‘top of the line’ equipment and the team’s skills ensure you the best… AND you deserve nothing less!

Here is a brief list of services we provide:

Oil Changes & Tune-Ups
Complete Engine Performance Check
Engine Repair & Replacement
Computer Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Brake System Repair
Tires: Mounting, Balancing & Flat Repair
Alignment, Suspension & Steering Repair
Cooling System Service & Repair
Factory Schedule Maintenance, 30K ,60K, 90K
Transmission Repair
Pre-Purchase Inspections
Maintenance Inspections
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Emission Repair Facility
State Inspections
Hybrid Vehicle Service & Repair
Vehicle Detailing
RV Service
Maintenance and Repair

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About Milstead Automotive Service

Mark Orsack-Service Manager

Mark Orsack is a Houston area native & began his career with Milstead Automotive as a high school student back in 1992. Starting out a general service technician in the shop, Mark has worked his way up through the company and in 2002 successfully completed his automotive certification at the Automotive Training Institute located in Baltimore, Maryland. Mark is a devoted employee of Milstead Automotive & is appreciated and referred by his customers due to his outstanding customer service & honest advice.

Scott Schafer-Service Manager

Scott has lived in the Spring/Woodlands area since 1976 and began his career with Milstead Automotive in 1987. In addition to being our Transmission Specialist, Scott is also ASE certified technician with over 29 years of automotive experience, with 25 of those specializing in transmission, transfer cases and differentials. Like all of our technicians, Scott continues to keep updated through annual classes and seminars specializing in transmissions and electronics. Scott is well trained in all of the latest diagnostic equipment, enabling him to properly diagnose and repair your vehicles transmission needs.

How to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

Here are some of the things you can do to ensure improved gas mileage for your car:

Driving Habits

Keep your car clean. Mud on the undercarriage can weigh a significant amount and slow you down.

Consolidate your daily trips and errands. This will also save you the cost of restarting your engine, which uses a lot of gas.

Avoid air conditioning when possible. However, when driving at higher speeds, having your windows open also creates drag.

Don’t throttle the gas or brake! Sudden starts or stops use more gas than gradual changes of speed.

Don’t idle for too long. Turn off the engine if you anticipate a lengthy wait.

Limit car warm-ups in winter.

Clear out the trunk. More weight, more drag.

Avoid high speeds. We know this is almost impossible to resist but you can improve your gas mileage about 15 percent by driving at 55 mph rather than 65 mph.

Use overdrive. If your car is equipped with overdrive gearing use it as soon as your speed is high enough.

Use cruise control. Keeping a constant speed is ideal for improving your gas mileage.

Servicing Your Vehicle

Improve the spark to your engine. This way, the air and fuel mixture will be burnt better.

Improve your intake/output system. Helping gas get in and exhaust out of your vehicle will improve overall performance and gas mileage.

Reduce friction. Use high-quality or synthetic motor oil.

Check your oil! Low oil makes your engine work harder.

Change your filters. Dirty filters can sometimes increase the amount of fuel your vehicle is using by 10 percent.

Keep tires properly inflated and aligned. Check regularly to ensure your wheels are fully inflated and your alignment is good.

Get regular engine tune-ups and car maintenance checks. A lot can go wrong with a car. Damaged spark plugs or transmission problems can also contribute to poor gas mileage.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How often should I rotate my tires?

Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.

Q. Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?

YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.

Q. What does it mean if my 'check engine' or 'service engine soon' light comes on?

There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the 'check engine' light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.

Q. What should I do if my car starts to overheat?

This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator as it can burn you. The best thing to do is have your car towed to Milstead Automotive.

Q. When should I get my oil changed?

You should get your oil changed every 3000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Q. How to make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?

Battery cables and terminals should also be cleaned and inspected to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.

Q. What is synthetic motor oil?

Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes.

Q. When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?

To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car's fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle's owner's manual.

Q. When should I change my spark plugs?

For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum tipped spark plugs.

Q. I need to replace a burned out fuse, what should I do?

Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to 'blow,' you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.

Milstead Automotive Tire Center

MILSTEAD AUTOMOTIVE is committed to not only quality auto repair and related services but also to keeping you and your loved ones safe driving on the road. We offer a wide selection of quality tires, at the right price. We help you select the proper tire for your vehicle which is then professionally installed by our Tire Team.

Passenger Vehicle Tires, Ultra High Performance Summer, Performance All-Season, High Performance All-Season, Standard Touring All-Season, Grand Touring All-Season, Passenger All-Season, Light Truck/SUV Tires, Highway Rib Summer, Highway All-Season, On-/Off-Road All-Terrain, Off-Road Maximum Traction

Service Areas

The Woodlands, Conroe, 1960, Spring, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, Willis, New Waverly, Tomball, Klein, Montgomery, Magnolia, Lake Conroe, Aldine, Humble, Kingwood, Cypress, North Houston


Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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