Car Wraps - Your Questions Answered

Car Wraps – Your Questions Answered

How much does a car wrap cost?

A typical wrap will cost in the region of $2,000 to $6,000 to wrap a full car. This cost can vary though, depending on the size and complexity of the vehicle, whether you’re getting a full car wrap, partial wrap, or individually placed graphics, and then there’s the design work to take into consideration.

As a general rule…

  • A partial car wrap will cost less than a full wrap.
  • Larger vehicles such as trucks and large SUV’s will cost more to wrap than a typical sedan or compact vehicle.
  • Less complex vehicles such as trailers and box trucks are easier to wrap and require less labor than vehicles with lots of curves.
  • A higher-quality vinyl with a life-span of 10 years will cost more than a lower-quality vinyl.


How long does a vinyl car wrap last?

Here at Signarama Piscataway, we use high-quality vinyl materials to ensure your car wrap lasts as long as possible. On average, a car wrap can last anywhere between 3 and 7 years. Ultimately the longevity of the wrap will depend on how well you care for it. For maximum longevity of your car wrap, we would recommend that you handwash your vehicle, and keep it out of the sun as much as possible to help it last longer.


What are the benefits of wrapping a car?

Wrapping a car offers many benefits, including:

  • It’s a cheaper option compared to a fully custom paint job.
  • Car wraps are digitally printed so you have more color and style options to choose from.
  • Can be easily removed if required.
  • Protects your vehicles paint from stone chips and light scratches.


How long does it take to wrap a car?

As per some of the other questions, it will depend on the size of the vehicle and complexity of the wrap, but on average you can expect it to take 1 to 5 days to wrap your vehicle. This also accounts for the cure time of the vinyl material which can vary between 12 and 24 hours.


Can you apply a car wrap to a scratched or dented vehicle?

You can, but much like painting, the preparation of the surface is key to a flawless job. The vinyl will take on the shape of the vehicle, so if there are deep scratches or dents, a car wrap could accentuate those areas rather than hide them.


Does wrapping a car damage the paint?

On the contrary, a car wrap can actually help protect your vehicle’s paint, by protecting against paint fading, scratches, and weather damage.


Will a vinyl car wrap fade?

If you don’t care for your wrap property, yes, it can fade. Leaving your vehicle outside in the sun for prolonged periods, or neglecting to wash your car can let environmental pollutants build upon the vehicle which can lead to fading of the vinyl.


What does it cost to have a wrap removed?

Removing a car wrap is a relatively simple process, which you can usually do yourself. However, if you’d like us to remove the wrap for you, you’d be looking somewhere in the $300 to $500 range to remove your car wrap. For an accurate quotation, we would need to see the condition of the vehicle in person.


Do I need to inform my insurance company about a car wrap?

We’d recommend anyone who has a vehicle wrap should inform their insurance company of such changes, even if a vehicle has received a partial wrap.


Need help with your car wrap?

Getting a car wrapped is a relatively straightforward process. But coming up with an eye-catching design that presents your business in the best way possible can be challenging if you don’t work with an experienced car wrap company. Here at Signarama Piscataway, we’ve wrapped hundreds of vehicles over the years, if you’re looking for a car wrap specialist in New Jersey, give us a call today!

Also, please check out our other post which covers some of the benefits of wrapping your car for business.


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