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 ...
car upholstery

Upholstery is the trade of making stuff comfortable, like adding seats, padding, springs, fabric, webbing, covers, etc. Car upholstery is our bread and butter here at VIP European Auto Interiors. Our technicians can expertly install, repair, and design custom interior upholstery; from seats and carpets, to door panels and convertible tops, we’ve got you covered. Of course, you don’t always need trained professionals to take care of your car’s upholstery. Small stains or a full cleaning project is something you can tackle at home and is...
custom car interior

Now is the perfect time to get your car upgraded and to customize it the way you’ve always wanted to. The exterior is already everything you want it to be, so why not put time into enjoying the interior just as much too?Change out your seats’ upholstery for vinyl or leather to create a timeless look and easy to maintain look, upgrade your car’s audio system, or give it a custom cover. Or if you’re looking for something a little different, try custom carpeting to add a new layer of depth and color to your vehicle.  Our technici...

VIP European Auto would like to highlight their current interior car renovation projects, which include a Corvette and a Chrysler. Renovating a Custom Corvette For nearly 70 years, the Corvette has been an esteemed and highly sought after vehicle by car enthusiasts. It made its start in Detroit, Michigan, as General Motors (GM) unveiled the “dream car” in 1953 at the Motorama show in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan, on June 30, 1953. Rich in its hist...

Only one of four in existence, the Stärke Porsche named Miss Miami is truly a spectacle to behold. The sportscar, owned by the founder of Stärke Speedster, is currently being customized by our expert technicians at VIP European Auto, which is a real treat for us to be working on something so special and unique. With the owner’s permission, we’re going to be sharing photos of the vehicle’s progress and the work we’ve done so far in this blog today, as well as highlight the history of the iconic Porsche Boxster, which is what is being transfo...

Winter is never easy on your car, whether you travelled to a snowy mountain top or stayed in the desert. Any harsh temperature change can impact how your car runs, which is why it’s essential to get it ready for the spring. Here at VIP European Auto, we care about how your car looks and how it runs, so here are some tips on spring car maintenance. 1. Check Your Tire PressureIf your “check tire pressure” light popped on at any time this winter, it’s best not to ignore it and wait for warmer temperatures. Your tires are the only point of ...