Summer is a great time for a road trip. While travel was limited last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, many states are opening up now. This summer, more than two-thirds of Americans plan to take a vacation, and 59 percent say they are more likely to drive than fly.
In the past 10 years, nearly 300 million vehicles have been recalled for potential safety defects. Only 75 percent of those recalls have been addressed, leaving more than 72 million vehicles on the road with unrepaired recalls. As consumers go back into the car market, used cars are the most popular choice.
Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. Ceremonies are held, and people visit cemeteries and decorate graves with flowers. Memorial Day also is seen as the beginning summer, and barbecues abound. Also, some people shop at Memorial Day sales for bargains.
Stop using Maxtrade’s Coolster youth ATVs due to crash hazard and failure to meet safety standard, CPSC and company advise
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maxtrade are warning consumers to immediately stop using Maxtrade’s Coolster youth ATV-3050-C and ATV-3050-B models to avoid serious injury or death. These youth ATVs don’t meet CPSC’s mandatory safety standards.
Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles and ProXD utility vehicles are being recalled by Polaris due to crash hazard
Polaris is recalling about 15,800 Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles and ProXD utility vehicles in the United States and 711 in Canada. The throttle pedal can return to the idle position more slowly than anticipated when the pedal is released or stuck in the depressed position, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions.
As huge winter storms continue to rage across the U.S., millions of consumers are without power in dangerously low temperatures. If you use portable generators or other combustion devices for power and heat, you're at increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire.
Some auto insurance companies quoted higher premiums to drivers with lower-paying jobs and less education, investigation shows
Drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs may end up paying more for auto insurance compared to consumers with identical driving records who have advanced degrees or job titles that come with higher pay.
We’d had Halloween, now it’s Election Day. I wonder what will happen? I’ve been interested in government and democracy for decades. The photo is of me registering voters at my neighborhood supermarket years ago.
Consumer Reports, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety team up to offer list of best new cars for teens
Parents shopping for a safe and reliable 2020 model for their teen drivers can consult a list of recommended vehicles by Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The organizations created this resource following their recently published list of recommended used vehicles for teens.