CR Digital Archive

August 2020

Cover Story

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Car?
Dealers are offering special financing and incentives on new and used cars as they look to move inventory

Special Report

When Your Insurer Drops Your Prescription Drug
The number of drugs insurers have stopped covering has skyrocketed, making meds unaffordable to some who desperately need them

Features

Simple Home Maintenance Jobs to Do Now
Keep appliances and other household items working better—and longer

DIY Basics: Easy Home Upgrades
These small home improvements for your toilet, kitchen faucet, and floors can yield big rewards
Outdoor Home Fixes You Can Do in a Weekend
Tackle these tasks while the weather is warm
3 Quick and Easy Decluttering Tips for Your Home
All it takes is a few minutes to bring more order and neatness to your home

Lab Tests

Best Low-Maintenance Kitchen Appliances
Consumer Reports' tests reveal the suite of appliances that make cleanup a breeze

Insights

Secrets to a More Satisfying Smoothie
Plus three healthy recipes to try
How True Wireless Headphones Work
The tricky part is keeping the two earbuds synced with each other
Buy Electric Lawn Tools From the Same Brand to Save Money
You can swap the batteries among the mower, string trimmer, leaf blower, and chain saws in each set

CR Health

Why Frozen Meals Are Now Hot
Frozen entrées have gotten a healthy makeover. CR ate and rated 30 of them to find out if you should stock up.
How Processing Changes Strawberries' Health Benefits
Some products don't have much real fruit in them

Departments

Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
From Our President: Consumers Drive Change
During these uncertain times, Consumer Reports will continue to fight for consumers and for a fair and safe marketplace
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace

The August 2020 issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million paying members.
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