It is a sad and tragic statistic, but each and every year approximately 30,000 Americans die in car accidents. These accidents are caused by a wide range of factors, but the reality is, accidents are accidents, which means they are avoidable. Driving is an inherently dangerous act, which makes it important to take as many safety precautions as possible. In our next two blogs, we are going to look at seven habits of dangerous drivers. Eliminating these habits would go a long way towards keeping everyone safe on the road. Speeding There ...

Here in Phoenix, almost 95 percent of households own at least one car, while many own as many as two or three. In a large, city like Phoenix, with a size of approximately 9,000 square miles, it is almost a necessity to own a car. In a town where 20-minute commutes are standard, walking is unrealistic. If owning a car is a necessity, the costs associated with owning a car are just going to have to be a part of your life. In today’s blog, we are going to talk about the costs of owning a car and steps you can take to keep those costs down. Car ...

Windows down, the wind in your hair, music playing from the stereo, maybe some classic rock, Zeppelin’s Ramble On would do, the highway stretching out empty and wide to the horizon, nothing ahead of your but freedom and fun; sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it? It sounds like the perfect road trip. The road trip is an American tradition. It is one the best ways to explore our great nation. Road trips also come with their own unique sets of hardship. In today’s blog, we will give you 3 KILLER tips for getting the most out of your next road trip. ...

Welcome to part two of our series on vehicle systems. As technology improves, new features are constantly added to cars. Early cars had no electrical system, charging system, or computer system. Even their brake systems, emission systems, and cooling systems were much different than they are today. Contemporary cars have been built to incorporate all of these systems elegantly together. Each system depends on another to function properly. Without further ado, let’s learn about a few more vehicle systems. Exhaust System Modern exhaust sys...

The first car powered by an internal combustion engine was invented in 1807 by FrancoiIssac de Rivaz. This primitive vehicle bore very little resemblance to the amazing, high-tech cars we routinely drive today. It featured a simple hydrogen-fueled engine, a bench for sitting, and a thin pair of wheels. Modern cars have so many systems it is almost hard to keep track of them all. Today, we will learn about a few basic vehicle systems and the function the play inside your automobile. Power System The power system converts fuel and air into ...

At VIP European Auto we routinely work on vintage cars that 40, 50, even 60+ years old. Sometimes these classic vehicles can have upwards of 200,000 miles on them! Talk about a car that has been around. Some of these vehicles has seen nearly mile of highway there is in America. You may be wondering; can modern cars last this long? Are they as well built as the classic cars of our childhood? The answer is yes! Modern cars can last this long if your treat them properly. Follow VIP European Auto’s 3 essential tips for keeping your car on the road....

These days, there is a smart phone app for everything. These ingenious programs are designed to help us out, entertain us, or to make life a little easier. It should come as no surprise that there are tons of apps out there that have been designed specifically for drivers. Figuring out which ones are any good can seem like a lot of work! You don’t have to worry, VIP European Auto has done that work for you! Let’s look at 4 crucial smart phone apps for drivers. iGasUp Have you ever filled up on gas just to look across the street and see ...

One thing is for sure, the people who work here at VIP European Auto are absolutely obsessed with cars. Maybe even a little too obsessed. At times, it feels like cars are all we think about. Since we are thinking about cars so often, we might as well spend some time thinking about some of the most iconic cars of all times. These are the vehicles that car lovers dream about at night. Let’s get right into it! 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Most people are probably more familiar with the later model of the Aston Martin, the DB5 which debute...

Did you know that the average American spends three cumulative weeks of their life traveling in a car each year?! That is a lot of time to be traveling on four wheels. You want to spend that time in as much comfort as possible we would imagine. This is why the interior of your vehicle is so important. Here at VIP European Auto, we are interior pros. We have spent an unbelievable amount of time restoring, repairing, and replacing interiors. In today’s blog, we will look at 4 different types of interior. Nylon Upholstery Nylon is one of th...

Leather seats are popular among car owners for their luxurious and elegant look and feel. They are also something of a passion for us here at VIP European Auto. We love getting behind the wheel of a beautiful vintage car with gorgeous leather seats. Owning leather seats is something of a responsibility however. In today’s blog we will talk about care for leather seats and repairing them if they are damaged. Staying in the Shade Leather and direct sunlight do not get along well together. This can end up being a bit of a problem here in Ph...