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When is it time to change winter tires?

February 27th, 2015
When is it time to change winter tires? Winter tires have a soft, pliable compound engineered to provide maximum grip on snowy and icy surfaces at freezing temperatures, but these specialized tires wear quickly and...

10 cars worth waiting for

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February 26th, 2015
10 cars worth waiting for The Miata’s redesign will carry a wider, lower stance, and liberal use of aluminum body panels makes it about 150 pounds lighter. A 2.0-liter, 155-hp engine is under the hood. The...

FCC to make net neutrality the law

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February 26th, 2015
FCC to make net neutrality the law A long-anticipated vote on net neutrality is finally here. Today, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to take on new authority to enforce net neutrality rules, by...

Tips from the pros to get top dollar for your house

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February 25th, 2015
Tips from the pros to get top dollar for your house The spring home selling season is nearly here, so if you're thinking about entering the market, now's the time to get your house in order. A home can be ready to list...

Some ‘identical’ mattresses have big differences

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February 25th, 2015
Some ‘identical’ mattresses have big differences Take Consumer Reports' mattress Ratings along while you're shopping and a sales clerk may tell you that the mattress you’re looking for isn’t...

5 products on deep discount in March

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February 25th, 2015
5 products on deep discount in March You might think that because you faithfully compare prices online before buying, download coupons to your phone, and watch for deep discounts on yesterday's inventory as new models...

Reliable used cars for every budget

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February 25th, 2015
Reliable used cars for every budget For people who want to get the most for their money, used cars are often better overall values than new models. They cost less to buy and don’t depreciate as quickly. These...

Government moves to make mpg estimates more accurate

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February 25th, 2015
Government moves to make mpg estimates more accurate In a move that promises to provide consumers better fuel economy insights, the EPA has announced a new fuel economy test guidelines for automakers. The new guidelines...

5 pointers for keeping your knives sharp

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February 25th, 2015
5 pointers for keeping your knives sharp Dull knives can slow you down because they require more force to cut stuff. They’re also dangerous because they’re more likely to slip when slicing, putting your...

Behind the scenes of Consumer Reports’ 2015 Top Picks

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February 24th, 2015
Behind the scenes of Consumer Reports’ 2015 Top Picks Consumer Reports puts together their list of Top Picks every year, highlighting the 10 best cars across a variety of segments. How do we pick those cars? What...

Buick Is First Domestic to Earn A Top 10 Spot In Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards

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February 24th, 2015
Buick Is First Domestic to Earn A Top 10 Spot In Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards Rankings find Kia rising, while Acura, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz plummet  YONKERS, NY—With improved reliability...

Domestic Cars Clinch Three Spots in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks List for First Time in 17 Years

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February 24th, 2015
Domestic Cars Clinch Three Spots in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks List for First Time in 17 Years Subaru shows strong performance, with three models taking top honors in the 2015 list YONKERS, NY — In its annual...

Consumer Reports Names the Best Cars for Any Budget

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February 24th, 2015
Consumer Reports Names the Best Cars for Any Budget Used car standouts from $10,000 or less up to $25,000; Plus, the Worst of the Worst Used Cars YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a...

The Truth about Car Recalls: Consumer Reports Investigates the Record-Breaking 2014 and What It Means For Drivers

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February 24th, 2015
The Truth about Car Recalls: Consumer Reports Investigates the Record-Breaking 2014 and What It Means For Drivers Five key questions about recalls answered YONKERS, NY ― In 2014, 62 million U.S. vehicles were...

Used cars we recommend to family and friends

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February 24th, 2015
Used cars we recommend to family and friends Need new wheels but have a tight budget? Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a way to get the biggest bang for your buck. It’s simple math: After one...