Most cars don't even reach 500,000 miles, let alone one million. What does it take to keep your car running for that long? There are hours and hours of labor that go in to maintaining a car, and it can cost quite a bit. Brake pads, windshields, radiators, fuel pumps, and mufflers are just some of the things that require constant upkeep to keep your car on the road. The great thing about fixing up a car instead of buying a new one is the cost-effective incentives. Although it could add up to be constantly replacing parts, it isn't likely that it will add up to a new car of your choice.The more time spent taking care of a car means less time repairing it on the side of the road or forking out wads of cash to the local dealer to fix the latest issue. Many cars simply don't make it to even half this far due to poor maintenance and upkeep, but with a little bit of time and money, and possible dirty elbows, almost any car could potentially reach the 1 million-mile mark. It's up to the driver when it's time to call it quits.