Congratulations are in order for Mr. Stephen Drummer. Not just because he is February’s Rad Ride of the Month, but because his vehicle has traveled almost 500,000 miles. Mr. Drummer owns the 2000 Chevrolet Astro, pictured below. Mr. Drummer’s van is an excellent example of what regular maintenance and expert auto repairs can do.
Mr. Drummer is a driver for a distributor and puts 220 miles on his van every day. That adds up to 1,100 miles per week! He travels mostly between Cuyahoga, Medina, and Summit counties with most of his stops in Berea, Strongsville, and Medina, Ohio. In his 22 years of driving, he has driven 1.5 million miles and he plans on working for another 15 years. He hopes to still be riding around in his Astrovan when he decides to call it quits.
Mr. Drummer attributes the van’s longevity to quality repairs and regular maintenance. He only uses Valvoline oil and believes gentle driving is key. He says, “I depend on my vehicle to make money, so I need to make sure it works every day. I plan to run this van until the wheels fall off!” This van may not be the prettiest Rad Ride we’ve ever seen, but sometimes it’s what’s under the hood that counts!