At Car Talk, we know buying a car and finding solid, reliable car parts, accessories and services for it can be overwhelming, daunting tasks. Luckily for our readers, we are an organization of car nerds. We love the entire process and are strangely obsessed with the automotive industry as a whole. So Car Talk is jumping in feet first, so you don’t have to.
Our ratings are here to steer folks towards quality products and alert them to problems or issues we have seen in our extensive research. Our ultimate goal is to take a little of the stress out of the decision making process for our readers, while also highlighting excellence with the industry for those who deserve it.
You can read about our rating levels and methodology below.
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After we review products or services, they are assigned one of four rating levels.
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For each of the products and services we rate, our staff applies a scoring methodology that is consistent within a product or service category. These scores are then weighed and combined to get a final overall rating.
For a given product or service category, we include some or all of the following components in our scoring methodology: