Tires are expensive! Most SUV-truck tires Consumer Reports recommends cost more than $150 each.
We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the Internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.
When you buy a product or service and something goes terribly wrong, you may think, “I can always sue.” But Consumer Reports warns that people often unwittingly give up their right to sue by agreeing in advance to submit any dispute to binding arbitration. And that can be a raw deal.
Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are consumer-friendly, and some that are not.
Looking to prepare the perfect bird this Thanksgiving? You might be thinking about relying on one of those pop-up timers to gauge when your turkey is ready. Turkey needs to be cooked to 165° F in order to be safe. Undercooked turkey could make you and your Thanksgiving guests sick. So, can you really trust those little pop-up timers?
About seven percent of Americans can’t eat gluten because they have celiac disease or a diagnosed gluten sensitivity. But how good is a gluten-free diet for everyone else? To find out, Consumer Reports reviewed nutrition labels for more than 80 gluten-free foods.
If you’ve got your eye on prescription eyeglasses, be prepared for sticker shock—frames, lenses, and protective coatings can add up to $500 or more. But Consumer Reports finds that you can save up to 40 percent on the cost of eyeglasses without sacrificing fashion.
Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you andyour children should eat. Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic, which is linked to several types of cancer.
Consumer Reports’ auto engineers regularly test headlights and know their limitations. Even with the best-performing headlights, the driver probably doesn’t have enough time to see, react, and brake for pedestrians or objects ahead, unless driving very slowly.
Need a quick pick-me-up to keep your house looking nice for the holidays? Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuums.
We’re spending more than ever at outlet malls. Sales are expected to top $42 billion this year, according to the trade publication Value Retail News.
You can sometimes save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in car repairs by taking advantage of unadvertised service programs. Manufacturers often call those programs service actions or customer-satisfaction campaigns, but consumers think of them as “secret” or “hidden” warranties. And lots of cars have them.
The annual open enrollment period for many health insurance plans starts in October. That’s the time when you can make choices about your health coverage, whether you get your plan through work, like 55 percent of Americans do, or through a private Medicare plan. Consumer Reports has just released its analysis of more than 1,000 health care plans and outlines the top questions to consider before you choose.
Consumer Reports has just released this year’s ratings of the most and least reliable new cars and carmakers. There are some big changes this year, with Infiniti dropping most dramatically in the ranks.
Tablets have been one of the fastest growing consumer electronics. But sales are starting to level off. And the laptop market has been declining for some time. Now there’s an emerging class of computers called detachables that combines a laptop and a tablet.