Expensive vacations to exotic places often seem out of reach. So many people join travel clubs, which promise years of discounted airfare, hotels and dining. But Consumer Reports has found that hundreds of those dream vacations have turned into nightmares.
A sports bar is a great place to watch the Big Game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.
When it comes to car repairs, a Consumer Reports’ survey finds that Tesla scored higher than any other dealership or independent service center for overall satisfaction. It’s the only company to get top marks across the board for its on-time repairs, courtesy, price, and quality.
For centuries insects have been included in traditional dishes around the world. Latin Americans eat cicadas, ants and even tarantulas. South Africans put them in porridge. And we all know that Mexican tequila lacks a certain something without that worm.
You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons people skip their workouts. Consumer Reports just tested treadmills and ellipticals for your home, which will save you commute time to the gym. But you want one that you’ll keep using for years to come.
Don’t toss your favorite clothing or shoes without giving them another chance. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says fabrics and leather can be easily renewed, saving you big bucks.
Car sales are way up. But getting a good deal doesn’t mean you’re getting good value. Consumer Reports crunched the numbers on hundreds of cars to come up with the best and worst value cars.
A new Consumer Reports survey of about 3,000 Americans shows one in four has used weight-loss supplements.
That critical number—your credit score—is based on your credit reports, yet a Consumer Reports’ survey finds close to half of Americans never check to make sure their credit reports are accurate and errors are surprisingly common.
When you’re making up your holiday checklist, there’s one item you don’t want to leave out — batteries. Double-As are the most popular size. Consumer Reports put 15 to the test — both lithium and alkaline.
Having a smart phone means you can get calls just about anywhere. Having a smart watch lets you see who’s calling without even digging out your smart phone.
Prices for laptops are all over the map. Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less. Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don’t.
In addition to friends and relatives on our holiday gift lists, don’t forget those family members who might have chewed up all of last year’s presents. Our pets! Consumer Reports has advice on toys that will bring a wag to your dog’s tail and make your cat purrty happy.
If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.
Gaming consoles make a great gift. Besides playing video games, the high-end consoles can stream video, surf the Web, and help you get in shape.