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|Credit Bureaus Extend Weekly Free Credit Reports
Yesterday, the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion said in a joint statement that they will continue to offer consumers free credit reports on a weekly basis until April...
POSTED MARCH 03, 2021 7:07 PM
|Should You Get an Extended Warranty for Your Car?
Car buyers crave reliability: 95 percent of new- and used-car shoppers rank it high when choosing a car, according to a national survey conducted by Consumer Reports. But for many shoppers, even ...
POSTED MARCH 03, 2021 6:08 PM
|Talking Cars #296: 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid
Main theme: We discuss our first impressions of the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid. This popular truck gains a new hybrid engine for 2021 as well as a number of other upgrades. We give our early thoughts...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 8:59 PM
|2021 Hyundai Santa Fe First Drive
Over the 20 years that Hyundai has been selling the Santa Fe, the SUV has gone from being a value-oriented option that delivers a lot for the price to a class-leading model with upscale appeal th...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 8:29 PM
|Vehicle Fuel Economy vs. Acceleration
Consumer Reports’ tests show that drivers don’t have to give up engine performance in exchange for good fuel economy. We compiled this list of vehicles that provided the best combination of fuel ...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 7:41 PM
|Best & Worst Fuel Economy | Cars, SUVs, Trucks
Fuel economy is a key factor in the operating costs for vehicles. A small difference in the overall mpg rating can add up to big bucks over years of ownership. CR conducts extensive fuel economy ...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 7:38 PM
|Best SUV and Truck Tires
SUV or truck owners may find it challenging to choose a replacement tire because the right one depends on how a vehicle is used. A shopper must prioritize certain performance characteristics over...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 7:24 PM
|Best Tire Brands of 2021
Tire shoppers cite brand as a key factor when they're choosing a replacement tire to buy, based on our last survey of Consumer Reports members about tires. The leading purchase considerations: Al...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 7:20 PM
|Mental Health Apps and User Privacy
HIPAA, the federal health data law, doesn’t apply to all the information collected by the apps. CR's testers observed apps sharing unique IDs, specific to a particular smartphone, with several co...
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 3:00 PM
|Toyota RAV4 Under Investigation Over Battery Fires
Toyota RAV4 vehicles from model years 2013 to 2018 are under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because of concerns that the 12-volt battery could cause a fire. T...
POSTED MARCH 01, 2021 10:43 PM