In the 1960s and 70s, many automobile odometers did not even read beyond 100,000 miles.
But now, thanks to tougher quality standards and post-recession financial concerns, Americans are driving their cars longer than ever before.
Jeff York is one of them. He's working hard on his pick up, determined to keep it on the road as long as possible.
"I've always bought something a year or two old and let someone else take that initial hit," said York.
Dishing out the money for a new car is not an option, so he's holding on to it.
"I think people are trying to hold on to their money a little more," added York.
The part owner of Mecklenburg Fleet & Automotive Repair said he sees others do the same thing.
"We see a lot of cars five years old with over 100,000 miles on them and 15 years ago just that didn't happen."