driving at night

Fall is here, which means daylight is dwindling. That means it’s likely the sun will be setting, if there at all, during your commute home for work, while it’s brighter than normal in the early morning. Be sure you and your vehicle are ready for this transition with these tips from VIP European Auto Interiors. Tips for Driving At NightDirty windshields may only be an annoyance during the day, but at night, they can severely hinder your already affected view. But it’s not only during the night that you have to worry. When t...
2000 BMW Z3

BMW has a slogan: they’re “The Ultimate Driving Machine” and for many, this is the truth. BMW is one of the world’s leaders of manufacturing and selling luxury vehicles and motorcycles. They’re a German multinational company with deep roots embedded in history. The History of BMWBMW can trace its roots back to Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto. In 1916, the Flugmaschinenfabrik (translates to aircraft factory) Gustav Otto company merged into the Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke AG (BFW). As implied by the English translation, BMW didn’t start out ...
convertible top

What better time is there to enjoy the wind in your hair while you’re driving in your convertible with your top down than in the autumn? It’s finally starting to cool down again, which means it’s the perfect time to make sure your convertible top is in working order. At VIP European Auto Interiors, our mechanics can repair and replace your convertible top so you can hit the road to feel the sun in your face and the breeze in your hair.Type of Convertible TopsAs you probably know, convertible tops come in two forms: soft and hard tops. S...
2019 Tesla Model X

Tesla is the world’s leader in electric vehicles: from innovating the concept, to making it more accessible and road friendly with the nationwide installation of supercharging stations, and adding in auto-pilot capabilities, there’s no doubt the marvels of engineering have captured the attention and hearts of Americans everywhere. No matter what you think of the company or its chairman, there is no denying that Tesla is driving innovation forward. Here at VIP European Auto Interiors, we had the delight of working on a 2019 Tesla Model ...
1974 porsche 911s

Every car enthusiast knows their name: Porsche. In the age where many competitors have been absorbed into larger manufacturers, Porsche withstood the test of time. Beginning in the late 1940s with 200 employees, Porsche has since grown into an independent maker of high-performance sports cars that are coveted by millions. Here at VIP European Auto, we had the pleasure of restoring part of the interior for a staple in the sports car industry: a 1974 Porsche 911S. A Look At The Porsche 911SThe Porsche 911S is iconic. Praised as one o...
monsoon season Arizona

Monsoon season in Arizona has been fairly tame so far this year, but there is still some time left for the sky to rain down on us. At VIP European Auto Interiors, we want you to be ready for if/when it does. The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for any unforeseen weather changes is subscribe to media weather alerts and watch for upcoming storms. Stay off the roads if you know a storm is coming. The Arizona Department of Transportation says monsoons can bring higher humidity, which can lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain...
dead car battery

Summer is here in full swing, which means Arizonans are enduring 110+ degree heat waves and are trying to stay indoors as much as possible. But what about your car? Whether you park out on the street, under a carport, or in a garage, your car will still be subject to the extreme heat. That being said, parking in the shade or in a covered location is alway better for your vehicle! However, the heat can still lead to dead car batteries, while parking in the sun can lead to sun damage and more. How to Tell if Your Car Battery is Dying...
American Car Companies

Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate, we at VIP European Auto like to highlight the starting points of three American car companies to celebrate how far the industry has come. Ford Motor CompanyIt all started with one man: Henry Ford. In 1896, Henry Ford had a vision to build a horseless carriage to modernize transportation. His idea turned into the Quadricycle. It was powered by a four-horsepower engine and had a tiller instead of a steering wheel. It wasn’t until 1903 did Ford and 11 investors found the Ford Motor Company....
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 ...