How Long Do Vehicle Wraps Last?

A car wrap is an excellent marketing tool for companies that constantly send their workers out on the roads to perform on-location work. It’s an opportunity for you to get your business name, logo and other branding in front of people, essentially in the form of a mobile billboard.

Car wraps don’t just assist you with your advertising—they also protect the paint job of your car. You can typically expect such a wrap to last up to six or seven years, depending on the quality of the vinyl used for the printing. Invest in higher-quality wraps, which will last longer than thin films and give you the most out of your investment. Any car wrap supplier you work with should have multiple material options for you to choose from.

As for extending the life of your vehicle wrap, there are a number of steps you can take to keep it in good shape. Here are a few tips for maintaining your car wrap so you can maximize its lifespan:

  • Get professional installation: If you try to DIY your vehicle wrap installation, you will be significantly more likely to mess it up. DIY installations are much more likely to have wrinkles, creases and air bubbles. Professionals understand the methods necessary to install the vehicle wrap on each type of car they work with and will complete the job efficiently and with high-quality standards.
  • Keep the vehicle clean: Once you have a vehicle wrap installed on your car, you should make it a priority to wash the vehicle with greater regularity. Long-term exposure to dirt, grime, road salt and other muck could eat away at the vinyl wrap. By cleaning the vehicle regularly and getting rid of these potential contaminants, you will be able to preserve the car wrap for a much longer period.
  • Keep it out of the sun: While you can’t avoid sun exposure when you’re driving the car, you should aim to store the vehicle in a garage or shaded parking area. Long-term exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet rays will result in faster deterioration of the vehicle wrap, so do whatever you can to limit that exposure.
  • Come to a professional with issues: Just as you should only use professional assistance for installing the wrap, you should also take your vehicle to a professional car wrap installer if you notice any issues starting to pop up with your wrap. Rather than replacing the wrap entirely, they may be able to fix any rips or spots where the wrap might be separating from the vehicle’s body. Don’t attempt to DIY a fix yourself if you’re not completely confident in your ability to create a lasting solution that will not compromise the lifespan of your vehicle wrap.

Need some more tips for maintaining your car wrap after it’s been installed by a professional car wrap supplier? Contact us today at 3 in 1 Design, and we will be happy to provide you with additional guidance, as well as give you a quote on a car wrap design for your vehicle.