If you’ve recently had your car wrapped, you’re likely thinking about how you can properly care for it to ensure it lasts quite a long time. While it may be tempting to take your car through an automatic car wash, the car wrap professionals at Team Acme would encourage you to first read through this blog to understand the proper way to wash your car wrap.
Can I Take My Wrapped Car Through an Automatic Car Wash?
The answer to this question largely depends on the materials used, and the way your car wrap was installed. If your car wrap was installed properly using high quality materials, you likely will not run into issues when using an automatic car wash. Nonetheless, professional car wrap installers like Team Acme still advise against using these types of high-powered car washes.
Automatic car washes use extremely strong jets that when pointed at seams in your car wrap can cause them to lift and create unattractive rips or gaps in your wrap. In addition, these car washes have harsh bristles that can tear or scratch your vinyl wrap. While you may make it through a car wash without a problem, using an automatic car wash fairly often can shorten the life span of your vehicle wrap.
How Should You Wash A Vehicle With a Car Wrap?
To prolong the life of a car wrap, it’s best to hand wash your vehicle with non-abrasive soap, as well as a soft sponge or microfiber cloth. When washing your car, avoid spraying your vehicle with the full force of a hose at close range, because too much pressure can create some of the same problems seen with automatic car washes.
If you decide to take your car somewhere to have it washed by hand, be sure that the people you’re working with understand that your car has a vehicle wrap to ensure they don’t cause any damage.
Primary Benefits of Investing in a Vinyl Car Wrap
There are a number of reasons why residents and business owners in the Las Vegas area are investing in vinyl car wraps, a few of which include:
Have Other Questions About Vehicle Wraps?
If you have any other questions about vehicle wraps, don’t hesitate to contact Team Acme today by phone at 702-566-8326. If you’re ready to request a vehicle wrap quote, simply fill out our online form and we’ll follow up with you as soon as possible.