spring drive

Spring is arguably one of the best times for a drive. Everything is bursting to life, you have the chance to experience the warm sun and fresh air after a long winter, and the whole country is open to you. You don’t have to worry about snow, or ice; all you need to plan for are sunny days and maybe a drizzle or two.  At VIP European Auto, we live for the perfect drive. Here are some of our favorites and some that are on our bucket lists.  Joshua Tree National Park, California The scenic drive through Joshua Tree National Park...
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 Carpet It’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...
idle car

It’s been one year since COVID hit…how’s your car doing? If you find yourself not revving up your car every day or taking it for a spin around town, you may not think twice about general maintenance like oil changes or tire rotations. In fact, you might just think your trusty vehicle is sitting patiently in the garage awaiting your return, ready to turn over and take off with the twist of a key. We may like to imagine our cars stay in whatever condition we leave them in, but not driving your car for a while can still cause some gnarly damage...
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 Measures Before 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 Hood Your 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...
soft top convertibles

If you’re looking for a convertible, chances are you have a specific car in mind. But if you don’t, you might be floored by the amount of them on the market. There are modern convertibles, sports, soft top convertibles and hardtop. So, which one is right for you?  We at VIP European Auto broke it down below.  Go For a Soft Top Soft top convertibles are more modern than hard tops. They’re automatic and retract in seconds with a push of the button. They also have more cargo room than their hardtop cousins. Hardtops fold into th...
car color

Have you ever just looked at a parking lot and noticed the colors in it? There will be a lot of white, gray, and black, sure, but what about the reds? The blues? The yellows? The sporty greens? Cars are an expression of their driver and every driver deserves to love the color of their car. But did you know that colors go in and out of style? That’s why we at VIP European Auto wanted to go over some of the car color trends of 2021.  Exterior Car Color Trends Grays, reds, and blues are expected to be big in 2021 in North America. More ...

It’s the brand new year and you know what that means? Brand new cars. While long since announced, we at VIP European Auto wanted to take a look at some of the fastest, sleekest, and most innovative cars on the market for 2021. Before we get into all that, though, let’s take a look back at 2020 so we have something to compare to.  The Fastest Non-Muscle Car of 2020: Tesla Model S P100D  When it comes to speed, nothing could beat Tesla’s Model S P100D. It achieved 0-60 in 2.4 seconds flat: an astonishing acceleration indeed!&nb...
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...

We’ve done a lot of work we’re proud of in 2020 and wanted to take a look back at every car we’ve worked on. So here is a look back at our car interior jobs of 2020. If you’re interested in getting an interior overhaul for your car, give us a call!  VIP’s Interior Work on a 2000 BMW Z3 The 2000’s model is was sleek when released, but is now considered to be outdated. On this car, the owner wanted work done on the dash, glovebox, and interior repair to bring the Z3 into the modern age without losing the flair BMWs are known for. ...