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Car in North Carolina tops 1 million miles

Posted at 5:05 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 17:09:40-04

A North Carolina man's car just rolled over the one million mile mark.

Dexter Mills talks about cars for a living as a certified inspector.

But these days he's talking about his own ride.

His work car that's been a work horse traveling 65,000 miles a year.

"I still average about anywhere from 440 to 460 miles out of a tank of gas," says Mills.

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," he said.

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," he says.

You could say Mills loves his car to the moon and back since he's driven his car the equivolent of the distance to the moon and back... twice.