In my auto shop, I get a wide range of cars that people want repaired. I’ve seen all kinds of domestic and foreign cars in the best and worst conditions. Recently, a customer brought in a car that I didn’t expect anyone to bring in. He was driving a 1967 Ford Capri, which had been functional since the day he bought it. The car had so many miles on it that it looked like a mirage. The customer needed to have an oil change and tire rotation.
I asked the customer how he was able to keep his car running for so long and acquire so many miles. The customer only said that he puts the right kind of gas into the car and makes sure it gets a regular tune up and oil change. He must have been bringing the car to someone else, because I don’t ever remember seeing him or his car before. A car with that many miles would have been burned into my brain for life.
Once we were done with his car, the customer left and said that he would be back the next time he needs to have his oil changed. I won’t be surprised to see that car for years.