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Consumer Reports Issues Word Of Warning About Rent-To-Own Stores

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you’re short on cash. 260 more words


Consumer Reports: Some new vehicles burn too much oil

Most cars don’t need an oil change until 3,000 miles.  In some cases, that can be stretched to 10,000 miles.  But a recent survey by… 199 more words

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Consumer Reports: Nearly 1.5M Vehicles Have Higher-Than-Average Oil Consumption

When I first started driving, I remember being told to change my car’s oil every 3,000 miles. More than a dozen years later – and after several advancements in vehicle production – most cars can go 5,000 miles to 10,000 miles before they need a fresh dose of oil. 426 more words

Consumer Reports Finds Some Newer Cars Burn Too Much Oil

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DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren’t supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru force their owners to add a quart as often as once a month. 474 more words


Should You Buy a Mattress Online?

Consumer Reports latest tests of 38 queen size mattresses included a few that are sold primarily on the Internet: the Casper for $850 made of latex and memory foam and the foam Tuft and Needle Ten for $600. 283 more words

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Water-Saving Appliances

This summer brings with it lots of hot weather, and in many parts of the country continued drought. Forty states now expect water shortages over the next decade. 336 more words

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Consumer Reports' Tips For Better Audio On Cell Phones

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – “Can you hear me now?”

For many people, trying to hear a cell-phone conversation can be challenging. In Consumer Reports’ tests, no cell phone has received an excellent or even a very good rating for voice quality. 248 more words