Nonprofit Consumers' CHECKBOOK reveals the area's service companies and stores rated Best (& Worst) for quality and prices. Consumers' CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. Our purpose is to provide consumers information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices. We are supported entirely by subscription payments and donations from individual consumers who subscribe to our magazines, and by fees for our survey and information services and publications. We do NOT accept donations from businesses and our publications carry no outside advertising.

We publish Consumers' CHECKBOOK in seven local versions: in the Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley, Seattle/Puget Sound, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, Twin Cities/Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Washington, DC, areas. CHECKBOOK evaluates the quality and prices of local service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, doctors, insurance companies, and many more. CHECKBOOK has won the National Press Club's prestigious First Place Award for Excellence in Consumer Journalism.



CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 4,100* firms, compiled from 150,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.


CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 5,400* firms, compiled from 211,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.


CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 4,800* firms, compiled from 175,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.


CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 4,800* firms, compiled from 197,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.


CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 3,900* firms, compiled from 191,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.


CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 2,800* firms, compiled from 134,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.


CHECKBOOK Subscription Includes:
Trusted Ratings
& Articles
Instant access to our award winning articles and ratings of over 6,100* firms, compiled from 432,000+ consumers' ratings of service quality, thousands of hours of undercover shopping to compare prices, review of complaints received by local consumer agencies, and other in-depth research. Ratings are regularly updated.
Health Care
Tools
Immediate online access to essential health care resources including CHECKBOOK's Guide to Top Doctors and Guide to Hospitals
Neighbors
Helping Neighbors
Immediate online access to CHECKBOOK's Neighbor-to-Neighbor information exchange, where subscribers share recommendations and comments on specific businesses.
Your Ratings Invitation to rate companies in CHECKBOOK's surveys, so that your opinions and experiences can be heard.
Empower Consumers The extra leverage you get in dealing with companies when you let them know that, as a CHECKBOOK subscriber, you can rate their performance.
Savings Discounts on our highly regarded new car buying and leasing services, CarBargains and LeaseWise.
CarDeals Free online access to CHECKBOOK's CarDeals newsletter, which spotlights the best available deals by reporting on new car rebates and secret factory-to-dealer incentives.
Magazines
& Update
Complimentary copies mailed to you of all print issues of CHECKBOOK magazine and Update newsletters published during your subscription.
*For most service categories, a firm must receive at least 10 or more ratings to be included in our ratings.