Consumer Reports

  • VMS Feb 19, 2019

    CBD for Your Pets: Should You Try It?

    Consumer Reports recommends talking to your veterinarian before giving your pet CBD.

  • Consumer Reports Feb 21

    Top Vehicle Picks for 2020

    Consumer Reports buys and tests about 50 new vehicles each year at its 327-acre test track, evaluating things like performance, fuel economy, and child seat installation. The list is based on cars that have earned the highest Overall Scores, which factor in road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. To be a Consumer Reports Top Pick, each car is…

  • North Texas Jul 2, 2018

    Pets and Car Safety: How to Choose the Right Restraints

    The market is full of pet restraining products, everything from harnesses to carriers, however many labeled “crash tested” are based only on manufacturers’ claims. “No performance standards or test protocols currently exist in the U.S. for pet crates or carriers, and while many pet safety product manufacturers claim to test their products, they can’t be substantiated without uniform test standards...

  • Consumer Reports Feb 18

    Repairs for Smarter, Safer Cars Are Worth the Investment

    Many of today’s cars are engineered with the latest advanced safety features. They can watch the road, steer a vehicle back into its lane and even automatically brake when a crash is imminent. Although investing in advanced safety technology on a car will raise its sticker price, it can lessen the impact of a collision or help avoid one...

  • Consumer Reports Feb 18

    Repairs for Smarter, Safer Cars Are Worth the Investment

    Many of today’s cars are engineered with the latest advanced safety features. They can watch the road, steer a vehicle back into its lane and even automatically brake when a crash is imminent.

  • Consumer Reports Jan 3

    Consumer Reports: How to Buy Luggage That Last

    Leading an adventurous and well-traveled life comes with baggage. Well, luggage at least. But figuring out which bag to take with you isn’t always easy. With countless styles, sizes, and prices to compare, shopping for luggage can be overwhelming. To help you find the right bag or bags, here are the factors about how you travel to consider, details...

  • Consumer Reports Jan 2

    Consumer Reports: How to Buy Luggage That Last

    Leading an adventurous and well-traveled life comes with baggage. Well, luggage at least. But figuring out which bag to take with you isn’t always easy. With countless styles, sizes, and prices to compare, shopping for luggage can be overwhelming. To help you find the right bag or bags, here are the factors about how you travel to consider, details...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 31, 2019

    The Crash Test Bias Puts Female Drivers at Risk?

    You know crash test dummies from their iconic public service announcements. Over the years they’ve contributed to making cars safer for everyone. But a revealing new Consumer Reports investigation takes a look at how these test dummies were designed, and why a troubling flaw could result in potentially deadly consequences. You might think that by the looks of this...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 27, 2019

    How to Pick the Right Pillow

    When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, we often spend a lot of time thinking about the mattress. But perhaps just as important is the pillow. If you’re on a quest to find the perfect one, listen up! Consumer Reports just finished testing pillows from popular brands like Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and MyPillow to see which ones might...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 26, 2019

    How to Pick the Right Pillow

    When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, we often spend a lot of time thinking about the mattress. But perhaps just as important is the pillow. If you’re on a quest to find the perfect one, listen up! Consumer Reports just finished testing pillows from popular brands like Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and MyPillow to see which ones might...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 26, 2019

    Are You Willing to Be Tracked to Save Money on Car Insurance?

    Imagine paying less for car insurance just for being a good driver. It’s called usage-based insurance: Drive safely and keep to certain mileage limits and you could save a bundle on premiums. But it also means having your insurance company track how you drive, and that could drive you up the wall. Major insurance companies like State Farm, Nationwide,...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 25, 2019

    Are You Willing to Be Tracked for Lower Insurance Premiums?

    Imagine paying less for car insurance just for being a good driver. It’s called usage-based insurance, but it means having your insurance company track how you drive, and that could drive you up the wall.

  • Consumer Reports Dec 23, 2019

    Consumer Reports Ranks Best Instant Cameras

    Many of us are used to taking all of our pictures with a smartphone these days. But remember those old Polaroid cameras? The ones that spit the photo right out? Well, they’re back. And Consumer Reports has checked out some of the latest models that could make a great gift this holiday. The latest instant cameras come in two...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 23, 2019

    Consumer Reports Ranks Best Instant Cameras

    Consumer Reports has checked out some of the latest instant camera models that could make a great gift this holiday.

  • Consumer Reports Dec 18, 2019

    Consumer Reports’ Tips for Buying a Used Car

    Some people are skeptical about buying a used car, fearing they may be taking on someone else’s headache. But auto experts at Consumer Reports say there are plenty of reasons to buy used, and being smart about it can often get a buyer a great deal in the process. The real sweet spot is a 3-year-old used car. You...

  • Consumer Reports Dec 17, 2019

    Consumer Reports’ Tips for Buying a Used Car

    Some people are skeptical about buying a used car, fearing they may be taking on someone else’s headache. But auto experts at Consumer Reports say there are plenty of reasons to buy used, and being smart about it can often get a buyer a great deal in the process.

  • Consumer Reports Dec 10, 2019

    How to Safely Secure Children in a Car Seat With Winter Coats

    Winter brings cold weather and potentially slick roads, but many families still need to travel every day. They bundle up their children to keep them warm, but as Consumer Reports explains, a bulky coat and a car seat can be a dangerous combination. In winter, the extra bulk of a puffy winter coat can make the safety seat harness too…

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Dec 4, 2019

    How Switching Cell Phone Companies Could Save You Hundreds

    You see ads for cell-phone companies all the time, but when is the last time you seriously considered switching? It seems like a hassle, but what if you could save hundreds of dollars a year by making a change? Consumer Reports reveals how switching to a different carrier, maybe one you’ve never even heard of, could save you big...

  • Facebook Nov 28, 2019

    Holiday Shopping Tips for Black Friday and Beyond

    It’s that time of year when we’re making our lists and checking them twice, and who doesn’t love to save money? Consumer Reports has some holiday shopping tips to get you through Black Friday and beyond.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 29, 2019

    Holiday Shopping Tips for Black Friday and Beyond

    It’s that time of year when we’re making our lists and checking them twice, and who doesn’t love to save money? Consumer Reports has some holiday shopping tips to get you through Black Friday and beyond.

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