Month: October 2022

4 Signs You Need a Muffler Replacement : Automotive Addicts

When it comes to car maintenance, one of the most important things to keep an eye on is the condition of your car’s muffler. Mufflers are responsible for reducing noise output from your engine and preventing harmful exhaust fumes from entering the cabin. However, over time, the muffler will become worn out and will need to be replaced. If your muffler starts acting up, there are a few key warning signs that it may be time for a replacement.

Vibrations and Strange Noises Coming from Under the Hood

If you notice a lot of vibration coming from under the car or hear loud, roaring sounds when you accelerate, these could be signs that your muffler has broken or is nearing the end of its life. In some cases, you may even hear a hissing noise. In this case, you may need to buy an exhaust like the Rhino Exhaust

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New Car Preview: 2024 GMC Sierra EV : Automotive Addicts

The emergence of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is heating up and GMC is adding to the fire with the all-new 2024 GMC Sierra EV, an exceptionally powerful truck that falls right between the new GMC Hummer EV truck and the new Silverado EV.

The new 2024 GMC Sierra EV utilizes the same Ultium platform as the new Hummer EV and Silverado EV and you’ll notice a similar styling to that of the new Silverado EV. However, there are some “big” differences in the new GMC Sierra EV when pitted against its Chevy Silverado EV cousin starting with the interior where the GMC Sierra EV gets a larger 16.8-inch vertical touchscreen. There’s a more premium interior in the Sierra EV as well, especially in the loaded Denali Edition 1 trim with its real wood and metal trim surfaces and a more sophisticated dashboard.

Speaking of the Denali trim, the new Sierra EV

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Why is Car Insurance So Expensive? 5 Reasons Your Car Insurance Premiums Might Be Very High : Automotive Addicts

Car insurance pricing is one of the things nobody grasps. There is no standard formula that insurers use to price their premiums, as insurance companies rely on a combination of factors to determine what rates to apply for every policyholder. 

With this kind of ambiguity, it is possible to feel lost as to why your insurance premiums keep rising. But worry not, as this guide explains why your premiums could be so expensive and how to get better rates.

Your Age

If you are getting insurance for your first time as a teenager or buying coverage for your teen child, you can expect to pay way more than you would for a 25-year-old. Adding your teen to your family insurance coverage can increase your premium by more than 100%.

Teens are deemed risky drivers, which explains the high cost of premiums. Some states have different rates for male and female

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How To Deal With the Aftermath of a Speeding Truck Accident : Automotive Addicts

Truck accidents can affect your life and the lives of those around you. The emotional turmoil can be huge and prolonged if you or a loved one suffered an injury in a truck accident. 

If a truck is driving too fast and hits you, there are some things you can do to handle the fallout. You and your family may be entitled to compensation for the financial and emotional costs that result from a truck accident. Speeding truck accidents have specific details and formalities that only an expert should handle. For this reason, it’s important to have a truck accident attorney on your side.

The Physical Aftermath

Most people are familiar with the physical aftermath of a car accident. But what about when a truck is involved? The results can be devastating when a truck accident is caused by speeding. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries, and hospitalization

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2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium Review & Test Drive : Automotive Addicts

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Seldomly, I find myself scratching my head when I get a vehicle in that really doesn’t make sense but after spending several days with it, I eventually find out its purpose. This week, finding that purpose was a rather painful task as there’s not much that I enjoyed about the 2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), which remains unchanged from last year’s model except for having the new Kia logo badging. To quickly note, Kia has fully redesigned the Niro for the 2023 model year receiving additional power, better styling, and an overall ‘better’ package than the 2022 model year that you see here. We will be sure to bring you more information if we soon get our hands on the 2023 model year.

Performance and Driving Character

Kia has been a mover and shaker in getting us ready for a future of mainstream Electric Vehicles (EVs). However,

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