Million Mile Joe
Getting to a million miles isn’t typical. But neither is Joe. See his remarkable story from Honda:
Joe just reached one million miles in his 1990 Honda Accord! To celebrate this extraordinary feat, Honda surprised Joe with an over-the-top parade in his honor. Watch what happened. Way to go, Million Mile Joe!
Driving a Honda for a million miles is an extraordinary feat. So how did Joe do it? For starters, he’s read and followed his owner’s manual and maintenance schedule to the letter. He’s also a stickler for fluids, he checked them weekly, switching them seasonally (10W-30 in summer and 5W-30 in winter), and changed them every 5,000 miles. He’s been loyal to the same brand of oil and never let it go below a quart low.
You know how most people let their fuel go to almost empty? Joe never did. He’s also a creature of habit, using only Honda air, oil and fuel filters. Joe never rode heavy on the brakes, and changed the fluid every few years. He’s also replaced the fuel pump, both cooling fans and the radiator twice.
Besides his fastidious maintenance, Joe’s Accord made it to one million miles because he’s loved it. He’s treated it with respect and always drove it responsibly. In fact, Joe has only gotten one speeding ticket in a million miles—that must be some kind of record. When it comes to driving, Joe’s the man.
Credit: ©2012 American Honda Motor Co., Inc