NC man hits 1 million mark on car’s odometer

National News

Dexter Mills of North Carolina talks about cars for a living as a certified inspector. But these days he’s talking about his own ride.

“This is our 2000 Honda Accord,” he says. “And it’s been absolutely phenomenal.”

His work car that’s been a workhorse traveling 65,000 miles a year.

“I still average about anywhere from 440 to 460 miles out of a tank of gas.”

Fuel efficient and reliable–it’s why he’s kept it 19 years. Three engines later and even the car guy is stunned at his recent achievement.

“When it got to 999,999, I took a picture and I started to drive and then I’m waiting for the odometer to hit a million and then it doesn’t. It stops there.”

One million miles. Mills stresses the importance of regular oil and filter changes and says the way you drive matters.

“I don’t drive cars hard; I typically drive it in a non-aggressive manner.”

You could say Mills loves his car to the moon and back.

“A little sad, but I think it’s time to let her rest, let her retire. It’s been an excellent car.”

A car that’s been driven the distance to the moon and back two times.

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