Overkill at SEMA 2016

Written by Joshua Howard (also Photographer). Edited by Nica Lu. To understand the scope of how big SEMA is, let this this little fact simmer: this year’s show drew in 70,000 domestic and international buyers. If you were having doubts about this event before, don’t. We fully support and encourage the decision to go if you’re involved in the automotive industry. It is well worth the trip to Vegas. To quote from the SEMA website “The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA […]

SEMA 2016 Countdown

Written by Nica Lu Edited by Joshua Howard Tick-tock. It’s almost time. To say that we’re excited about SEMA is an understatement. This year, the show is happening during the first week of November, and team Overkill is going to be there. It’s a huge step for our crew. What are we looking to get out of this event? Is it wrong to say that we expect a lot. Our team is looking to make some connections, learn about the best products in this industry, and get expert insights on how to make our service better. Hands-down this is one […]

Team LoveHATE – Championing A Great Cause

If you’re in the Northern California area the weekend of October 23, swing by Sierra College from 10am to 3pm. Our friends over at Team LoveHATE are hosting a charity car show for Ride to Walk. The Overkill crew will be there to support our buddies and this great cause.   To learn more about this awesome charity, visit http://www.ridetowalk.org. “Ride To Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives […]

When Your Car Dies – Repair or Replace

When you go to a car lot, always keep in mind: The people helping you want to move inventory. This is how they pay for their livelihood. Not everyone is out to get you, but you will run into some goons. It’s another typical evening. After a long day of work, you notice that your car isn’t acting like it normally does. A putt-putt here, a gurgle there, but you continue on. Shrugging it off in the moment, and after another few miles, the car jerks to an awkward stop. It stopped working. You turn the key and nothing happens. […]

When Buying a Car – Get a Bill Of Sale

When buying any private party car, make sure you have a Bill Of Sale to fill out. Deals can go sour. Seriously, google “used car buying nightmare” and pull out some popcorn. Reading and watching some of these complaints is enough to make many people run off to a car dealership for their next purchase. The problem is, that’s not a realistic solution for everyone. 1. Buying a new car is a whole different ball game. 2. Let’s be real. Your dream 1972 Skyline GTR might not be at your local Nissan dealership. If you’re finally getting around to buying a […]

Car Maintenance 101 – Monthly Car Checklist

Owning a car is only the beginning. We’ve seen both used and NEW cars head down hill pretty quickly due to poor maintenance. By taking the time for under-the-hood check-up, you’ll be extending the overall life of your vehicles. Look now to prevent problems later. If you’re not naturally a car fanatic, mark this maintenance on your calendar. Spend 10-15 minutes every month can prevent more than 60% of the problems that lead to major repairs. Don’t believe us? Then let’s walk through a quick example. You don’t realize that your car is dripping radiator fluid. To be fair, it’s […]

California Automobile Museum

Auto Museum to Debut Powerful New Exhibit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2016 – “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” What: “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” Exhibit Where: California Automobile Museum  (2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA) When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 through February 19, 2017 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — special opening day celebration on September 24 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – museum hours Costs: $9 for adults, $8 for vintage (ages 65+), $8 for military, $5 for students (ages 5-18), FREE for children ages 4 and under. Powerful, fast and flashy, motorcycles have left enduring tracks on […]