Car & Auto

Mar 12 2019

10 Best Travel Insurance of 2018, best car insurance companies consumer reports.

#Best #car #insurance #companies #consumer #reports Best Travel Insurance 2018 Get the latest on the best travel insurance providers. Reviews and comparisons of the top travel insurance companies in the country. At ConsumersAdvocate.org, we take transparency seriously. To that end, you should know that many advertisers pay us a referral fee if you purchase products after clicking links or calling phone numbers on our website. The following companies are our partners in Travel Insurance: Allianz , Travel Guard Insurance , Tokio Marine , RoamRight , World Nomads , Berkshire Hathaway , MedjetAssist , Travelex , TravelInsurance.com , First Allied Limited …

May 16 2018

JR Consumer, RV Reviews: Trusted for 10 Years, consumer reviews.#Consumer #reviews

Manufacturer Ratings | Model Ratings | RV Consumer Guides Buying Tips Find your new or used RV with our non-biased recommendations and expert advice. Our RV buying guides will help you select the best RV model at the lowest price. We rate all RV models and provide ratings for over 105 different RV manufacturers in North America. How to Buy An RV Save Thousands What the dealers don t want you to know The key to getting the lowest price on a new or used RV is to know how much negotiating room you have. Our E-book will empower you …

Dec 25 2017

Consumer Reports American Top Picks 2010 #used #car #sites

#best cars 2010 # Consumer Reports American Top Picks 2010 Every year we look at our Top Pick list from an alternative point of view, highlighting the best of the domestic industry. While we support buying the best car for your needs, regardless of where it’s made, our mailbag and e-mail inbox shows us that many buyers prefer to buy from an American brand. This is especially evident as Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors fight their way back from recent market challenges. (Read: Who makes the best cars? ) The good news is that preferring a domestic car doesn’t condemn …

Nov 29 2017

Certified Used Car – Consumer Reports #free #car #history #report

#certified used cars # These help give buyers peace of mind Most automakers and some dealerships have developed certification systems that are intended to give buyers greater peace of mind when buying a used car. Certified used cars are billed as the cream of the crop, inspected and recon­ditioned according to stringent guide­lines. But they can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more than noncert­ified vehicles. Programs usually require candidates for certification be no more than five years old and have less than 60,000 or 70,000 miles. Manufacturer pro­grams also routinely exclude cars that have a suspicious title history or …

Nov 28 2017

Car buying guide – Consumer NZ #car #supermarket #uk

#cars guide # Car buying guide Everything you need to know about buying new and used cars We explain the laws governing car sales, tell you how to deal with a dealer and how to decide if a car is worth buying. Plus reliable makes, car reviews and more. When to trade up Are regular trade-ups the smart thing to do? It used to be that regular trade-ups of relatively new cars were the smart way to keep yourself on the road without paying too much in maintenance. But our surveys show cars are lasting way longer than they used …

Nov 28 2017

Can You Lease a Used Car? Consumer Reports #car #auctions

#leasing cars # Learn about the risks before signing the lease Used-car leasing is a small segment of the used-car market, but with modest payments and the ability to lease “certified” used cars, some people find leasing a used car appealing. All the benefits of leasing, such as comparatively low payments and a hassle-free return at the end of the contract, apply to a used-car lease as they do to a new-car lease. And since most of a leased car’s monthly payment goes to anticipated depreciation, which is less severe as a car ages, monthly payments could be lower. The …

Nov 28 2017

Buying a Used Car – Consumer Reports #used #car #search #engines

#buying a used car # Learn how to drive a fair deal and get a great pre-owned vehicle Buying a used car is fraught with risk. Unlike a new car that is factory fresh and backed by an extensive warranty, used cars have typically been driven for thousands of miles over several years. Their usage and service histories can be a mystery, and there is always the concern that the car was traded in due to an emerging problem. But, by following a few key steps, you can survive the harrowing used-car buying adventures, while getting a great deal. Research …

Nov 25 2017

Best new-car values biggest bang for your buck – Consumer Reports #auto #sales

#value car # Our scores reveal which cars deliver the biggest bang for your buck Some cars might be inexpensive but leave you feeling unsatisfied. They might not be good values, leaving you feeling as if you have overloaded on junk food. To help you steer clear of those empty calories, we compiled Consumer Reports’ best-value scores. They make it easy to identify which cars provide the most for your money and which ones could leave you feeling ripped off down the road. To calculate our value Ratings, we analyzed more than 200 recently tested vehicles, focusing on road-test scores, …

Nov 16 2017

Is it worth buying an extended car warranty? Consumer Reports #car #repair

#used car worth # Peace of mind comes at a cost After dedicating an afternoon (or more) to test driving, negotiating, and completing a pile of paperwork for your shiny new car, don’t be surprised if a bubble-bursting finance manager at the dealer gives a compelling pitch for an extended warranty. It is for your peace of mind, right? Well, not really. The last-ditch effort to sell you a warranty, or various other unnecessary services, is the dealership’s final assault on your checkbook before you tuck it securely away and drive off. Sure, the pitch is convincing: Should an expensive …

Nov 5 2017

For sale: Road-tested German Sports Cars- Consumer Reports #cheap #car #seats

#german cars for sale # For sale: Road-tested German sports cars The one question we get asked all the time is: What do you do with your test cars when you’re done with them? Since we buy every car we test, we can’t just simply give the cars back to the manufacturer when we’re done, like a typical press loan. Hence, we have to sell them. We usually find someone among the hundreds of Consumer Reports employees that’s interested in buying the retired test car or we might simply trade it in for a new one. That time has come …

Sep 30 2017

Car Safety Comparison Ratings – Consumer Reports #car #window #tint

#compare cars # Several different elements affect a vehicle’s overall safety capability Crash tests. Frontal- and side- and rear impact crash tests are conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You’ll find crash-test ratings for all tested models on their Web sites. You’ll also find crash-test results going back 10 years in the used car vehicle profiles. NHTSA revised its testing standards for the 2011 model year. This means that test results from prior years can’t be compared with results from 2011 forward. You can see the NHTSA and IIHS ratings on …

Sep 30 2017

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# A Debt Management Program Can Help You: “I was so pleased to find it easy to talk to my counselor about my debt problem. He was very helpful in helping me find a budget I could work with and thanks to him, I was able to reduce my interest rate so I could pay off my debt.” “Thank you for helping me stay out of collections and make progress toward paying off my debt. Everyone I spoke with was very helpful and made the process simple. They explained and re-explained when I needed it. I have recommended ACCC as …

Sep 26 2017

Medicare vs #chris #i. #young,health #insurance,medicare,medicaid,medicare-bucket-pickplan #[consumer #advice,health insurance,wellness]

# Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: How to Choose Your budget, medical needs and coverage preferences should be considered when picking a plan. (iStockPhoto) Decoding health insurance options can be daunting for people age 65 and over. Those who have paid 10 years of Social Security taxes qualify for Medicare at age 65. They’re automatically signed up if they’re receiving Social Security payments, unless they take steps to opt out. Standard Medicare comes in two parts: A and B. Part A covers a portion of hospitalization expenses. and Part B applies to doctor bills and other medical expenses, such as lab …

Sep 20 2017

The top 5 credit cards in Canada for travel rewards #credit #cards, #air #miles, #bmo, #cibc, #loyalty #programs, #mastercard, #td, #transaction #fees, #visa, #canada, #consumer, #money

# The top 5 credit cards in Canada for travel rewards Despite concerns that perks would be scaled back in light of a recent decision to cut transaction fees. loyalty rewards haven t taken a hit this year. “We have not seen this happen yet, Patrick Sojka, founder and principal at RewardsCanada, said (more on that below). Annual fee cards BMO’s premium card is tops in the annual fee category, “what we would consider to be the most popular category of cards for Canadians,” the blog says. The $150 annual fee is waived for new sign-ups, who are also credited …

Sep 6 2017

10 best cars: Consumer Reports – Best overall: Lexus 460L (1). #sell #your #car

#best cars 2010 # The influential magazine names the cars, trucks and SUVs it rates highest in popular categories. Price: $70,925 Mileage: 24 Hwy, 16 City Parent company Toyota has been taking its lumps lately, but the carmaker and its luxury division Lexus still makes some very good vehicles. Case in point: the Lexus LS full-size luxury sedan scores a near-flawless 99 on Consumer Reports 100-point scale. Toyota’s recall mess has caused some problems, though. Toyota would have had four cars in this Top 10 list instead of just two. Two vehicles — the Rav4 and Highlander SUVs — have …

Sep 6 2017

Used Car Buying Guide – Consumer Reports #insurance #car

#buy used cars # Finding the right balance between value and risk Two- and three-year-old used vehicles are often the best values. Not only is the price lower than a comparable new car’s, but continuing ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower, and a two- or three-year-old used vehicle has already taken its biggest depreciation hit. In addition, buying used is a way to get a nicer car than you’d be able to afford new. But buying a used vehicle means finding the right balance of value and risk. Following are some issues to consider. Reliability. One …

Aug 28 2017

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# You might want to watch this 8-minute video created by the Consumer Electronics Association Getting the most from America’s New High-Definition Television System is simple and inexpensive. You just need an antenna for sets made after 2007, and a Converter Box if you have an older TV. No need to get cable, satellite or a new TV to enjoy America’s DTV Channels. “Multicasting” allows stations to broadcast up to six new channels in the space of their old one. Channel 9, for instance, is now DTV channel 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, etc. Cable and satellite would have you believe they …

Aug 26 2017

Consumer Reports American Top Picks 2010 #hot #wheels #cars

#best cars 2010 # Consumer Reports American Top Picks 2010 Every year we look at our Top Pick list from an alternative point of view, highlighting the best of the domestic industry. While we support buying the best car for your needs, regardless of where it’s made, our mailbag and e-mail inbox shows us that many buyers prefer to buy from an American brand. This is especially evident as Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors fight their way back from recent market challenges. (Read: Who makes the best cars? ) The good news is that preferring a domestic car doesn’t condemn …

Aug 26 2017

Consumer Reports – Build – Buy Car Buying Service #where #to #buy #used #cars

#new car prices # Car Buying Service Customer Reviews Sue B. saved $5,126 off MSRP “Love this service! Love my new car! Truly a worry free experience.” Robin G. saved $5,827 off MSRP “I’m bad at haggling, so it really helped to have a guaranteed price that I could know before going to the dealership, and it was a great price!” Jack M. saved $1,757 off MSRP “The program saved me thousands of dollars on a new car and allowed me to avoid talking with numerous sales people to get the deal I wanted. Thank you.” Craig M. saved $3,395 …

Aug 25 2017

How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index #used #car #loan

#used vehicle values # How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index Leased Cars and Trucks The weight of Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index is determined by spending on used cars and trucks less trade-ins on new and used vehicles and other sales of consumer owned vehicles. Pricing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not collect price information on used cars and trucks. All price information for used cars and trucks used in the CPI comes from the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide (NADA). All prices are adjusted …

Aug 13 2017

Best Used Cars Under $10, 000 – Consumer Reports #car #scratch #remover

#used cars under 10000 # You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great car Need new wheels but have a tight budget? Don’t let that frustrate or worry you. There are a wide variety of models out there to suit your needs, and it’s easy to find a solid, reliable car with all the features you need. Just follow a few simple rules: Look for a car with a good reliability track record. It’s no guarantee of finding an example that doesn’t have problems, but choosing a reliable model stacks the odds in your favor. Choose one …

Aug 11 2017

How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index #car #id

#used vehicle values # How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index Leased Cars and Trucks The weight of Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index is determined by spending on used cars and trucks less trade-ins on new and used vehicles and other sales of consumer owned vehicles. Pricing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not collect price information on used cars and trucks. All price information for used cars and trucks used in the CPI comes from the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide (NADA). All prices are adjusted …

Jul 27 2017

Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars #car #rental #germany

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars 885 CONNECT TWEET 3 LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE CONSUMER REPORTS – 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. The most reliable new car you can buy is the Scion xB. That’s according to Consumer Reports’ reliability survey, which shows data on over a million vehicles. And there’s data on 28 brands as well. Once again the most reliable brands are dominated …

Jul 27 2017

Consumer Reports: The Most and Least Reliable Cars #cars #2

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: The Most and Least Reliable Cars 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. (Published Friday, Oct 31, 2014) 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. The most reliable new car you can buy is the Scion xB. That s according to …

Jul 14 2017

10 best cars: Consumer Reports – Best overall: Lexus 460L (1). #cars #for #sale #nz

#best cars 2010 # The influential magazine names the cars, trucks and SUVs it rates highest in popular categories. Price: $70,925 Mileage: 24 Hwy, 16 City Parent company Toyota has been taking its lumps lately, but the carmaker and its luxury division Lexus still makes some very good vehicles. Case in point: the Lexus LS full-size luxury sedan scores a near-flawless 99 on Consumer Reports 100-point scale. Toyota’s recall mess has caused some problems, though. Toyota would have had four cars in this Top 10 list instead of just two. Two vehicles — the Rav4 and Highlander SUVs — have …

Jul 10 2017

Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars #touch #up #car #paint

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars 885 CONNECT TWEET 3 LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE CONSUMER REPORTS – 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. The most reliable new car you can buy is the Scion xB. That’s according to Consumer Reports’ reliability survey, which shows data on over a million vehicles. And there’s data on 28 brands as well. Once again the most reliable brands are dominated …

Jul 8 2017

Are Extended Warranties For Cars Worth It – Consumer Reports #we #buy #junk #cars

#extended car warranty # The majority of buyers never use the coverage Looking for an easy way to save hundreds on your next new car and simplify the buying process at the same time? Skip the extended warranty. The dealer will probably try hard to sell you one, telling horror stories about the thousands of dollars it can cost to replace an engine or transmission. But the odds are you’ll never need the coverage, and even if you do, the money you’ll save in repairs won’t come close to what you paid for the added warranty. A recent Consumer Reports …

Jul 6 2017

Consumer Reports – Build – Buy Car Buying Service #car #on #sale

#car buying # Car Buying Service Customer Reviews Sue B. saved $5,126 off MSRP “Love this service! Love my new car! Truly a worry free experience.” Robin G. saved $5,827 off MSRP “I’m bad at haggling, so it really helped to have a guaranteed price that I could know before going to the dealership, and it was a great price!” Jack M. saved $1,757 off MSRP “The program saved me thousands of dollars on a new car and allowed me to avoid talking with numerous sales people to get the deal I wanted. Thank you.” Craig M. saved $3,395 off …

Jul 6 2017

How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index #2011 #cars

#used vehicle values # How BLS Measures Price Change for Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index Leased Cars and Trucks The weight of Used Cars and Trucks in the Consumer Price Index is determined by spending on used cars and trucks less trade-ins on new and used vehicles and other sales of consumer owned vehicles. Pricing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not collect price information on used cars and trucks. All price information for used cars and trucks used in the CPI comes from the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide (NADA). All prices are adjusted …

Jun 24 2017

Used Car Buying Guide – Consumer Reports #car #painting #prices

#buy used cars # Finding the right balance between value and risk Two- and three-year-old used vehicles are often the best values. Not only is the price lower than a comparable new car’s, but continuing ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower, and a two- or three-year-old used vehicle has already taken its biggest depreciation hit. In addition, buying used is a way to get a nicer car than you’d be able to afford new. But buying a used vehicle means finding the right balance of value and risk. Following are some issues to consider. Reliability. One …

Jun 11 2017

Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars #used #car #worth

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: The most and least reliable cars 885 CONNECT TWEET 3 LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE CONSUMER REPORTS – 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. The most reliable new car you can buy is the Scion xB. That’s according to Consumer Reports’ reliability survey, which shows data on over a million vehicles. And there’s data on 28 brands as well. Once again the most reliable brands are dominated …

Jun 11 2017

Consumer Reports: 5 Most Reliable Cars for 2015 #used #car #prices

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: 5 Most Reliable Cars for 2015 Each year, the dedicated auto staff at Consumer Reports tests hundreds of new car models and conducts a massive survey of the individuals who own those cars, asking them to identify any problems they’ve had over the first year of ownership in any of 17 possible trouble areas. This year, the study covered 1.1 million car owners. and gives us a pretty good idea of which cars are providing trouble-free ownership and which confound their drivers with multiple trips back to the dealer. Just as in recent years, …

May 30 2017

Used car consumer guide #cars #for #sale #in #northern #ireland

#car comparisons # Honeywell remote sensor wireless We ve created this handy guide to help you find the small cars. sedans, and SUVs that are most. If you are in the market for a used car. see our advice in the used car buying guide. Choosing a ca. Used cars are sold through a variety of outlets: franchised and. Read car and truck reviews by actual owners and drivers. Write your own car review.Research new and used cars including car prices, view incentives and dealer inventory listings, com. Feb 27, 2013 . In the market and shopping for a used …

May 30 2017

Best Used Cars Under $10, 000 – Consumer Reports #car #payment #estimator

#used cars under 10000 # You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great car Need new wheels but have a tight budget? Don’t let that frustrate or worry you. There are a wide variety of models out there to suit your needs, and it’s easy to find a solid, reliable car with all the features you need. Just follow a few simple rules: Look for a car with a good reliability track record. It’s no guarantee of finding an example that doesn’t have problems, but choosing a reliable model stacks the odds in your favor. Choose one …

May 19 2017

How BLS Measures Price Change for New Vehicles in the Consumer Price Index #car #history #check

#new car values # How BLS Measures Price Change for New Vehicles in the Consumer Price Index The New Vehicle index, a component of the private transportation index, is included in the transportation group of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Together with the index for used vehicles, it makes up the new and used motor vehicles index. The new vehicle index is published on a monthly basis for the U.S. and the four regions for which CPI data are published. Leased Cars and Trucks Selection and Identifying Characteristics Priced Information from the Telephone Point-of-Purchase Survey (TPOPS) is used to select …

May 18 2017

Hyundai Announces Trade-In Value Guarantee Program – Consumer Reports #car #check #free

#trade in value for cars # Hyundai Announces Trade-In Value Guarantee Program With a marketing strategy that takes aim at concerns about depreciation–and to drive up new-car sales–Hyundai has announced a new trade-in program that offers buyers a guaranteed price for their new vehicle, if they trade it in for another Hyundai within two to four years. It’s sort of a confidence-building measure, like the super-long warranties Hyundai started offering in 1999. The guaranteed trade-in value will be determined by the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) forecast of the vehicle’s future value. Between two and four years after purchase, if customers …

May 17 2017

Is it worth buying an extended car warranty? Consumer Reports #used #cars #las #vegas

#used car worth # Peace of mind comes at a cost After dedicating an afternoon (or more) to test driving, negotiating, and completing a pile of paperwork for your shiny new car, don’t be surprised if a bubble-bursting finance manager at the dealer gives a compelling pitch for an extended warranty. It is for your peace of mind, right? Well, not really. The last-ditch effort to sell you a warranty, or various other unnecessary services, is the dealership’s final assault on your checkbook before you tuck it securely away and drive off. Sure, the pitch is convincing: Should an expensive …

May 13 2017

10 best cars: Consumer Reports – Best overall: Lexus 460L (1). #car #hire #majorca

#best cars 2010 # The influential magazine names the cars, trucks and SUVs it rates highest in popular categories. Price: $70,925 Mileage: 24 Hwy, 16 City Parent company Toyota has been taking its lumps lately, but the carmaker and its luxury division Lexus still makes some very good vehicles. Case in point: the Lexus LS full-size luxury sedan scores a near-flawless 99 on Consumer Reports 100-point scale. Toyota’s recall mess has caused some problems, though. Toyota would have had four cars in this Top 10 list instead of just two. Two vehicles — the Rav4 and Highlander SUVs — have …

May 3 2017

Trading in your Car – Consumer Reports #touch #up #paint #for #cars

#car trade in value # Reduce the amount you need to finance Many buyers prefer to trade in their current vehicle because it’s easy. All you have to do is drive to a dealership, sign a few papers, and drive away in a new vehicle. You can apply the trade-in amount to your down payment, reducing the amount you need to finance. There can be tax advantages, too. Most states require that sales tax be paid only on the difference between the price of your trade-in and the new vehicle you are buying, not the full price of the new …

May 3 2017

Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports » News #car #auctions #online

#used suvs # Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports 20. BMW 7-Series In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey. The BMW 7-Series may be the German automaker s luxury flagship, but used models aren t without their issues. From 2001-2008, …

Apr 30 2017

NADA Consumer Edition Used Car Guide (NADA Official Used Car Guide: Consumer Edition) #car #problems

#used car values nada # Description Buying or selling a used car or truck? Consult the recognized authority to determine its fair market value PLUS, receive a 20% discount on CARFAX Vehicle History Reports when you purchase the N.A.D.A. Guide! The N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide continues to be the automotive industry’s primary source for determining the value of used cars, trucks, SUV’s and minivans. It’s used by more car dealers, insurance agents, bankers and government agencies than any other guide. Published four times annually since 1992, the Consumer Edition of the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide contains the following …

Apr 30 2017

Leasing vs Buying a Car – Consumer Reports #best #used #cars #under #5000

#leasing cars # Comparing the two major finance choices in car buying If you are deciding whether to pay for a new car or just get a loaner, check out some of the major differences between buying and leasing. Understanding leasing To decide whether or not to lease your new car, it’s important to understand how the financial mechanics of leasing compare with a loan. In some ways, leasing is just like taking out a loan. When you lease, you borrow the entire value of the car (minus any trade-in or down payment). For example, when you drive away in …

Apr 27 2017

For sale: Road-tested German Sports Cars- Consumer Reports #car #wash #equipment

#german cars for sale # For sale: Road-tested German sports cars The one question we get asked all the time is: What do you do with your test cars when you’re done with them? Since we buy every car we test, we can’t just simply give the cars back to the manufacturer when we’re done, like a typical press loan. Hence, we have to sell them. We usually find someone among the hundreds of Consumer Reports employees that’s interested in buying the retired test car or we might simply trade it in for a new one. That time has come …

Apr 27 2017

Consumer Reports: 5 Most Reliable Cars for 2015 #we #buy #your #car

#most reliable cars # Consumer Reports: 5 Most Reliable Cars for 2015 Each year, the dedicated auto staff at Consumer Reports tests hundreds of new car models and conducts a massive survey of the individuals who own those cars, asking them to identify any problems they’ve had over the first year of ownership in any of 17 possible trouble areas. This year, the study covered 1.1 million car owners. and gives us a pretty good idea of which cars are providing trouble-free ownership and which confound their drivers with multiple trips back to the dealer. Just as in recent years, …

Apr 27 2017

Consumer Reports: Lexus is most reliable car brand #classic #car #values

#most reliable cars # Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries: The annual survey finds General Motors, along with Volvo and Audi, on the rise Story Highlights Lexus is the most reliable car brand, according to Consumer Reports Japanese brands make up seven of the top 10 brands 626 CONNECT TWEET 28 LINKEDIN 34 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Lexus, Toyota and Acura top Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey, but a brand from General Motors and two from Europe have cut into the top 10. Overall, Japanese brands took seven of the top 10 spots. All Lexus and Acura …

Apr 24 2017

Car buying guide – Consumer NZ #car #servicing

#cars guide # Car buying guide Everything you need to know about buying new and used cars We explain the laws governing car sales, tell you how to deal with a dealer and how to decide if a car is worth buying. Plus reliable makes, car reviews and more. When to trade up Are regular trade-ups the smart thing to do? It used to be that regular trade-ups of relatively new cars were the smart way to keep yourself on the road without paying too much in maintenance. But our surveys show cars are lasting way longer than they used …

Apr 21 2017

Are Extended Warranties For Cars Worth It – Consumer Reports #nissan #electric #car

#extended car warranty # The majority of buyers never use the coverage Looking for an easy way to save hundreds on your next new car and simplify the buying process at the same time? Skip the extended warranty. The dealer will probably try hard to sell you one, telling horror stories about the thousands of dollars it can cost to replace an engine or transmission. But the odds are you’ll never need the coverage, and even if you do, the money you’ll save in repairs won’t come close to what you paid for the added warranty. A recent Consumer Reports …

Apr 20 2017

Best new-car values biggest bang for your buck – Consumer Reports #remote #control #car

#value car # Our scores reveal which cars deliver the biggest bang for your buck Some cars might be inexpensive but leave you feeling unsatisfied. They might not be good values, leaving you feeling as if you have overloaded on junk food. To help you steer clear of those empty calories, we compiled Consumer Reports’ best-value scores. They make it easy to identify which cars provide the most for your money and which ones could leave you feeling ripped off down the road. To calculate our value Ratings, we analyzed more than 200 recently tested vehicles, focusing on road-test scores, …

Apr 19 2017

Car insurance – Consumer Help #car #financing

#car insurance ireland # Car insurance If you drive a motor vehicle, by law you must have motor insurance. It is a criminal offence to drive without motor insurance. If caught you may have to pay fines, get penalty points and may be disqualified from driving. Types of motor insurance cover Tips on cutting your insurance costs Types of insurance This is the minimum legal requirement and pays out for claims that other people make against you for damage or injury caused by your driving. You cannot make a claim for damage to your own car, theft of your car, …

Apr 16 2017

Car Scratch Repair Pens Review Video- Consumer Reports #budget #car #sales

#car scratch remover # Quick fixers get poor marks Scratch repair pens Simoniz Fix it Pro, Turtle Wax Scratch Repair Pen, and DuPont Pro Fusion Color. On the surface, a scratch repair pen might seem like a great idea. What’s not to like about making quick repairs to your car’s finish by simply drawing a line along the damage? It turns out, the results aren’t always like what you see on TV. For one thing, our testers found they don’t work on anything but minor surface scratches. And, they may make the damage look worse. Marketed as an easy way …