Consumer Help

Find product and auto reviews, shopping tips, information about recalls, and consumer-protection agencies.
Buying Guides & General Advice

  • Consumer Reports: A lot of free and useful information is available, but a paid subscription is required for product reviews and ratings.
  • ConsumerSearch: "Reviewing the reviews." Compiles and analyzes product reviews from magazines and websites. Great starting point.
  • Epinions.com: Products rated by people who bought them.
  • The Green Guide by National Geographic: Information about "going green" in all aspects of life from pet care to transportation.

Cars & Trucks

  • Car & Driver: Includes the magazine's road tests and reviews, interactive vehicle comparisons, and Kelley Blue Book values.
  • Chilton Auto Repair: (Requires library card number) Online specs of most makes and models.
  • Edmunds.com: Reviews, comparisons, price and value information, and tips for buying new or used vehicles.
  • Kelley Blue Book: Reviews, comparisons, price and value information
  • The Truth About Cars: Detailed reviews, written with a sense of humor.

Consumer Protection & Complaints