Milstead Automotive Enjoys Status as a Local Resource for Safe Tire, Used Oil and Battery Recycling

By: Madeleine Nutt
| Published 06/12/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Where do I dispose of old tires, oil and rechargeable batteries? Why is it important to recycle used motor oil? Milstead Automotive answered those questions and gave out over 30 plants during their recent self-proclaimed Earth Week.

Extending this year’s April 22nd Earth Day into Earth Week renewed the Milstead Automotive commitment to do their part to help clean up the Earth.

After taking in donations of old tires, oil, and rechargeable batteries during that week, the Milstead Automotive team has decided that the last Saturday/full week of each month through year-end would be a recurring event for customers and friends in the community who are also concerned with the environment.

“We had a huge outpouring of support and received a lot of tires, used motor oil and batteries that were donated,” noted Amy Milstead, president of Milstead Automotive Group. “In addition, we spruced up the outside of our shops with flowers and were excited to thank everyone for their participation and donations by giving them a living plant to keep the positive environmental impact going.”

Milstead Automotive Service Advisor Gregg Bruce noted that “all automotive shops are required by law to contain the oil drained from cars, but consumers who change their own oil may not know what to do with the used oil. You do not want to put the used oil down the drain because it can contaminate our ground water table, currently a huge environmental concern, especially in Montgomery County. So bring it to Milstead Automotive and we will take care of it. Let’s continue to celebrate our Earth.”

About Milstead Group
Milstead Group owns Milstead Automotive, Milstead Transmission, Milstead Fleet Services, Milstead RV Repair, Milstead Towing and Milstead Collision.

Milstead Automotive is a family-owned and operated, full service automotive & collision repair facility servicing the areas of Montgomery and Harris County. The company was founded in 1971 by Dick Milstead where he offered customers honest, quality auto repair from his 2-car garage. Since that time, the business has grown into a 29-bay facility where customers can be assured that Milstead’s updated technology fits todays smarter vehicles whether foreign or domestic, large or small.

Milstead also has the largest fleet of towing and recovery vehicles in Montgomery County and has updated GPS dispatching 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Milstead Automotive offers a variety of Fleet services to keep those vehicles moving. The wide range of services span from Pick Up & Delivery, Computerized Fleet Management, and Scheduled Preventative Maintenance to Hydraulic Service/Repairs, Jump Starts Maintenance & Priority Scheduling Mechanical Repairs and 24-Hour Dispatch . . . and a whole lot more.

If a truck is stuck on the side of the road, the Milstead Automotive Mobile Fleet Services department has ASE certified technicians ready and waiting for the call. The fleet of vehicles is equipped with Truck-Mounted Compressors, Generators, Welder, Jump Start Ports. Fully Functioning Vise, Oil Dispensing/Retrieval System, Power Inverter, Tire Repair/Replacement Tools, Latest Diagnostic Tools/Software, Pneumatic Air Tools, Traffic Control Lighting, Hydraulic Hoses that are Custom Made, Common Repair Parts Stocked, ASE Certified Technician/Advisors, and CDL Drivers.

Dick Milstead’s legacy continues as his daughter, Amy Milstead, and youngest son, Rick Milstead, work diligently to keep “Milstead” in the forefront of the automotive industry. Amy Milstead's achievements includes Leadership Montgomery County 2003, Past Chairman of the Board for Texas Towing & Storing Association (TTSA); Vice Chair, Texas Department of License Regulations; Towing & Storage Advisory Board and served as Chairman of the Board for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2013-2014 term.

Milstead Automotive earned Best of the Woodlands, Best Car Repair 2018 and Best Collision Repair 2018 and is a member of ATRA. Milstead Automotive is also a Bosch Authorized Center and a AAA Approved Repair Facility with an A+ BBB rating. Milstead Automotive and Collision technicians are ASE and I-CAR certified and receive continued education to stay up to date with technology to ensure proper repairs.

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