How Long Do Car Wraps Last?

How Long Do Car Wraps Last?

So you took the plunge and, by getting a vehicle wrap for your car, invested in advertising for your company. Now that you forked over the cost to wrap your car, now what? Vehicle wraps give your company great advertising value and will last a long time when properly taken care of. You don’t have to think too much when it comes to the quality of the wrap when assembled properly, but there are things to be mindful of if you want a long-lasting wrap.

  • Factors like sun exposure, climate and frequency of washing can affect the longevity of your vehicle wrap.
  • Under normal conditions, the average lifespan of a vehicle wrap is about five years.
  • Always have your vehicle wrap installed by experienced professionals, like Pixus, for the best and longest lasting results.
  • Washing can be a big issue with wrapped vehicles, but washing the vehicle by hand using a non-abrasive cleaner and soft rag can help to

  • decrease the chance of damaging your wrap.
  • If you have to pressure wash your commercial fleet vehicles, never set the water pressure higher than 800-2000 psi and maintain a minimum distance of 12-14 inches from your vehicle.
  • If your vehicle wrap is showing signs of wear or needs a design update, bring it to a professional to remove and replace without damaging the paint of your vehicle.

What Effects a Vehicle Wrap’s Life Expectancy?

This is a common concern we regularly hear from customers and it makes sense that you have invested in a vehicle wrap marketing services and want to know what kind of return to expect. The amount of time your car wrap will last depends on a variety of variables, such as exposure to sunlight, summer heat, winter cold, washing frequency, and more.

On vehicles that are out on the road every day and in the sun a lot, wraps do not last as long. Life expectancy can be as short as two years with severe wear and weathering. Simply by parking in the shade, the life expectancy of your vehicle wrap could significantly increase to about three or four years. Vehicles undergoing lighter use will also have wraps that last seven or more years. Under normal conditions, a vehicle wrap has an average lifetime of approximately five years.

The installation process is another aspect that can affect the lifetime of the wrap. A wrap that is not properly installed will easily begin to display signs of wear, conditions such as peeling or under the wrap becoming dirty. For the best and longest lasting results, be sure to choose a professional business that not only specializes in vehicle wraps but has extensive experience with installing them.

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