I can’t say I’ve always been this investigative when it comes to buying a vehicle, but this is what we should do.
Don’t make any decision until you’ve ‘window shopped’ all your favorites. Then do your homework. Does this type of car have a history of electrical trouble? Consider the car’s condition, check it it’s been in an accident. Is the car original or has it lots of replaced parts? Did it ever have a recall?
Take a mechanic with you. (Of course by now, I was usually worn out by the whole procedure, but since my husband was a mechanic, we usually made out all right!) Don’t buy any car unless you love it! AND if you love it in spite of its failings, leave it on the car lot and walk away.
It’s funny how we spend so much time buying a car and so little with God, the one who holds our eternity in his hand.
Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? (Mark 12:24, NIV)
Prayer – Lord, help us love spending time with you, more than all our other worldly hobbies and pursuits. For Jesus, Amen.