Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

‘She is ready to retire’: Man cracks 1 million miles with his Honda Accord

Dexter Mills certainly got his money’s worth.The North Carolina man who's former auto technician cracked 1 million miles on his 2000 Honda Accord, according to reports.Mills credits the car’s longevity to regular maintenance, which he was able to do on his own, for the most part, WRAL-TV reported.Many of the parts have been replaced, too.…
‘she-is-ready-to-retire’:-man-cracks-1-million-miles-with-his-honda-accord

Dexter Mills certainly got his money’s worth.The North Carolina man who’s former auto technician cracked 1 million miles on his 2000 Honda Accord, according to reports.Mills credits the car’s longevity to regular maintenance, which he was able to do on his own, for the most part, WRAL-TV reported.Many of the parts have been replaced, too. He replaced the engine twice, the alternator, the starter and the compressor over the years.“Probably one of the biggest things is I don’t drive cars hard. Every car that we own or have owned, I typically drive it in a nonaggressive manner,” he told the TV station. “I don’t do jackrabbit starts.”He also recommended following the car’s owner’s manual instructions. Mills bought the Honda brand-new off the lot nearly 20 years ago.Warning lights began to flash a few weeks after his car made the rare milestone.“I think my car is trying to tell me she is ready to retire,” he said in a Facebook post.It would be a retirement that’s well-deserved. The car went enough miles to go to the moon and back twice.

DURHAM, N.C. —

Dexter Mills certainly got his money’s worth.

The North Carolina man who’s former auto technician cracked 1 million miles on his 2000 Honda Accord, according to reports.

Mills credits the car’s longevity to regular maintenance, which he was able to do on his own, for the most part, WRAL-TV reported.

Many of the parts have been replaced, too. He replaced the engine twice, the alternator, the starter and the compressor over the years.

“Probably one of the biggest things is I don’t drive cars hard. Every car that we own or have owned, I typically drive it in a nonaggressive manner,” he told the TV station. “I don’t do jackrabbit starts.”

He also recommended following the car’s owner’s manual instructions. Mills bought the Honda brand-new off the lot nearly 20 years ago.

Warning lights began to flash a few weeks after his car made the rare milestone.

“I think my car is trying to tell me she is ready to retire,” he said in a Facebook post.

It would be a retirement that’s well-deserved. The car went enough miles to go to the moon a

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