Are Car-Wash Extras Worth It?

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. The hardest part of using an automatic car wash—the kind where machines do all the work while you wait—might be making the right choice from a staggering menu of options. Should you pay more for spray-on wax? Is an […]

18 Car Expenses That Are Really Worth the Money

Goodboy Picture Company/istockphoto It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of car-related goods and services, from pricey detailing to costly maintenance and premium fluids. Car owners on a budget must decide when to spend more and when to cut corners. Pinching pennies in the wrong places, however, can cost […]

HBO Max’s Reboot Has No Secrets Worth Hearing

The original Gossip Girl, no matter its eventual identity, was first and foremost an agent of chaos. Dropping juicy details about the private lives of Manhattan’s rich and popular youth for all to see, the blog/narrator voiced by Kristen Bell was built to manufacture continuous confrontation; whether its posts were […]

Online Classes That Are Worth the Investment

jacoblund / Getty Images/iStockphoto Last year, as millions of kids turned on devices and journeyed into remote learning, the online education industry saw another trend emerge. Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platforms boomed as adults, also stuck at home, started enrolling in courses and programs en masse. Classes that had […]