car interior detailing

It’s here! Already we are staring down the end of 2017.  With the end of any year comes a few things, guaranteed. Holidays, family, friends, traveling, and a whole bunch of cargo. Whether you are shuttling the kids’ hauls from grandmas house or loading up everyone to go on a winter trip back home, the car is going to be seeing a lot of use this season. If you are going up North or on any sort of journey, the chance your ride ends up a little dirtier than usual is sky high. That’s where car interior detailing comes in.Keeping the inside of y...
torn leather seat

Leather seats are an investment in luxury, comfort, and style. However, they are also an investment of money. Leather seats are durable but they aren’t invincible. If you’re looking for a seat that will never wear then stainless steel is about your only option. Unless you’re a robot (if you are we still welcome your business) than learning about leather seat repair and prevention is a more practical option to protect your investment. We have covered how to care for Vinyl and today we’ll dive into the nitty gritty of leather care. Leather is cla...
Open car door interior

How many hours a day do you spend sitting in your car as you dart around town? How about in a month? A year? The average American spends 267 hours a year sitting in their car. And if that’s the average, that means a lot of you are spending a lot more time than that in your vehicle. It’s almost like a second home. Earlier on the blog we covered carpet care, and today we are following up with upholstery care. With so much time spent sitting in the car, the upholstery you’re sitting on is an important investment. Depending on your needs, the type ...
automotive carpet interior cleaning painting

It’s fast approaching, the holiday that will almost certainly see our cars littered with disaster. Halloween. Spooky ghouls and goblins, superheroes, monsters, and of course – sticky, sugary sweets. If you have children then you already know just how difficult it can be to keep your interiors clean. This is especially difficult when what they are dropping from their little mitts are seemingly tailor-made to destroy your upholstery and carpet.Keeping your interiors fresh is obviously a particular interest of ours. We’ve talked about it numer...
Porsche interior Porsche 911

Here at VIP European Auto Interiors, we get the chance to do a lot of magnificent work. From standard repair work to full-blown custom jobs. One of the brands of vehicles we have had the immense good fortune to work on is the Porsche. Interiors of this ride are just like every other part. Fine-tuned, precision German engineering. We do our best to improve whenever we step up to the plate and try our hands at a custom interior in a Porsche. We are fans of the brand. The range of quality vehicles Porsche puts out has always delighted us, they are...
hardtop convertible

Have you been outside yet these early mornings? The temperatures are cool, a light breeze. You can almost taste the Fall, just around the corner.  It’s not too chilly yet, and the heat is certainly winding down and that makes it the perfect weather for riding around town with the top off. To that end we wanted to go over a brief list of the best hardtop convertibles ever.The Best Hardtop ConvertiblesAustin-Healey Sprite Mark IThis late 50’s era ride is one of the classics of British Roadsters. Slung low, lightweight and simple it re...
hardtop convertible history museum

The hardtop convertible. Combining the best in hardtop rides and convertibles, this invention has been around longer than you may think. Welcome back to the VIP European Auto blog where we cover everything you want to know about clean and stylish whips. Here at the shop we spend plenty of time tending to the upkeep of soft tops but we sure recognize a nice hard top when given the chance. To that end we thought we would talk some more about this slick addition to automobiles.History of the Hardtop ConvertibleLet’s go back about a century...
clean car interior vinyl

The summer is winding down and if you’re like us, your car – interiors included- may have taken a beating over the adventure season. Last time we talked about how to clean car interior fabrics and this time we are looking at the other popular interior material: vinyl. It makes for a stylish, slick look to any ride, but if it isn’t maintained it can drastically drag down the appearance. Follow these steps to keep your ride looking fresh.How to Clean Car Interior: VinylWhen it comes to cleaning vinyl interior, it is much a similar job as...
Clean Car Interior Fabric

Your interiors have taken a beating, with the summer being filled with activities, little Johnny eating snacks and dropping his crayons, or Fido scrambling around in the back seat, it’s just part and parcel of automotive life. Not everyone keeps them pristine, or even feel it is necessary, but if you found this article then it is because you are interested in learning how to clean car interior fabric and freshen up your ride. That is just one of the services we provide but if you’d like to know how to handle smaller jobs yourself then we are ha...
Car-Service-and-Maintenance-compressor

Back for more summer maintenance tips? Well we got plenty more helpful mechanical know-how that you can implement yourself, or get the experienced hand of a mechanic, to ensure your ride doesn’t end up overheating or otherwise throwing you for a loop. Let’s get into it!Brake Check!The single most important feature on your car when it comes to safety, your brakes! This isn’t even really a summer check-up thing, but get it done. Any problem is much less costly when addressed earlier than later. Especially when later can mean post-accident...