Welcome back to another entry on the VIP European Auto blog! Today we are going to discuss ways that you can get your car interior ready for the ultimate family road trip this summer. Admittedly, family road trips can be difficult. Between fighting over who gets to sit where, packing snacks that satisfy everyone on board, and restlessness that sets in after only a few hours of travel, the journey to the vacation destination can be less than optimal or relaxing. Despite knowing how difficult these trips can be, the memories made are pri...
Car Maintenance For the Spring

It’s spring! You know what that means? Spring cleaning for your car and car maintenance! It’s time for weatherproofing, checking your tires, and making sure everything is running smoothly under the hood. We at VIP European Auto Interiors will tell you how! Clean Your Seats and CarpetIt’s time to break out the old vacuum cleaning and give your car a good once (or twice) over with it. Shake out all of the weatherproof mats you have and use a brush attachment to really get deep into the carpet fibers. You can use carpet shamp...
how to repair car carpet

Have you ever snagged your shoe, purse, bag, or something else on your car carpet? It may not seem like a big deal now, but those snags can eventually turn into tears or thinning spots. Or the damage could be from an old burn! Whatever the case, small areas can be repaired at home. Today, we’re going to walk you through how to repair car carpet in a few easy steps.Preventive MeasuresBefore we show you reactive fixes, there are a few things you can do to help prevent damage to your carpet. You can purchase custom-fit weather mats to avoi...
Taking your car out of storage

It’s warming up again, which means it’s time to break out your car for a nice long drive. For some of us, that means taking your car out of storage. Here at VIP European Auto, we care about your car’s health, inside and out. That’s why we wanted to share some tips with you today about how to take your car out of storage the right way. Enjoy your spring and summer drives!Always Check Under the HoodYour battery should be the first place you look under the hood. It’s common practice to hook your car up to a battery tender when it’s in stor...
leather car seat repair

Leather seats are luxurious, comfortable, and pleasing to all of your senses, but they require consistent upkeep and are prone to damage and cracks. But can leather cracks and tears be prevented? Yes! Preventing leather damage is pretty easy if you have a garage or carport to keep your car under. This is because the most common cause of damage is the sun! This is due to the sun heating up and drying out your leather. Prolonged exposure will cause fading and, over time, cracks to appear. If you can’t keep your car covered, try tinting y...
custom car interior

It’s that time of year again: the time to think of next year! Let’s face it: 2020 wasn’t exactly what most of us wanted it to be. So let’s take the time to give ourselves the TLC we deserve by investing in our favorite pastimes. If you love cars as much as we do, you deserve to treat yourself with a custom car interior this year. Here are some ideas. The Best Car Interior of 2020If you want to emulate the best car interior of 2020, then you have to know what makes the best, the best. The widely accepted best car i...
nylon upholstery

Did you know that the average American spends 6% of their waking hours every day behind the wheel of a car? That is a lot of time on the road. This is why the interior of your vehicle is so important — you should be comfortable every time you get into your car and stay comfortable the entire trip. Here at VIP European Auto, we are interior pros. We have spent an unbelievable amount of time restoring, repairing, and replacing interiors. We decided to take another look at the type of car interiors, from nylon upholstery to leather, and g...
driving in the rain

Driving in the rain can seem like a scary or fun time, depending on how experienced you are with it. But mastering the art can take years of practice. In Arizona, with monsoon season upon us, it’s not always the easiest to find the right time before big storms hit to brush up your skills. So we wanted to offer a few tips on how to drive during extreme rainfall. The Dangers of Driving UnpreparedDriving in the rain can be extremely dangerous if you’re not prepared to handle it. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported an averag...
car breaking down

Arizona’s summer is upon us, which means 100+ degrees on a daily basis. The desert sun is not only tough on your skin, it’s hard on your car as well. Here at VIP European Auto Interior, we would like to give you a handy guide on how to prevent your car breaking down and leaving you stranded in the desert heat. Common heat-related issues include all of the following: Tire blowoutsDead batteriesLow fluid levelsBrittle beltsIf you’re worried about the interior mechanisms of your car, such as the belts and battery, be sure to ...

Are you getting ready to store your convertible car now that winter is just around the corner? Or do you have a car that you no longer need to use, but still want to keep for value? VIP European Auto Interiors is here to tell you how car storage works and why it’s important. Letting your vehicle sit inside a garage or in the street is not proper storage and can lead to future damages. We provide you with a list of steps to help prevent any damage to your car while it is in storage!