It’s typically the blazing hot summer heat and sun that are the biggest concern for area drivers who are worried about protecting their cars and their vehicle wraps. Our triple digit summer temperature rises in the desert usually overshadow the winter weather here in Las Vegas. However, while we experience relatively mild winter temperatures and weather conditions, you should still be informed on how vehicle wraps can protect your car during the cooler months.
There is a standard checklist of to-do items associated with winterizing a vehicle. These winterizing to-dos include changing the vehicle’s tires to snow tires for the season, using a cold weather graded oil, flushing the cooling system and refilling it with antifreeze, and checking the windshield wipers and washer reservoir for good visibility.
To protect the vehicle’s exterior, it is recommended that a good coating of wax be applied to provide it with a protective barrier. But if you ask us, we’ll tell you that even with our mild winters here in Nevada, we have seen plenty of vehicles with finishes that have been dinged and damaged from driving on winter roads. A coating of wax was not able to protect them from the damage.
One of the largest benefits of vehicle wraps is the high level of protection they can provide to a vehicle’s exterior. In areas that experience extreme winter weather, it is actually sometimes recommended that car enthusiasts consider wrapping their vehicles.
This is because vehicle wraps can help protect a vehicle’s original paint from dents and scratches that can be caused by numerous variables, including hailstorms and debris thrown by strong winds. After road crews spread a layer of salt, sand, or gravel on the snow and ice covered roads, these tiny pieces can be kicked up onto the car as they are driven on by your vehicle.
This is not always due to your own doing; the same damage can occur to your vehicle by other passing vehicles; namely when you are driving behind others. Vehicle wraps are made to cover all the painted areas of your vehicle and this means protection from front to back and from top to bottom—even to side mirrors.
Freezing temps won’t damage a vehicle wrap, but we do recommend taking care of your wrap during the winter to keep it in top condition. Simple maintenance for vehicle wraps includes avoiding the use of sharp ice scrapers on wrapped surfaces to help prevent scratches, and removing road salt as soon as you can by washing the vehicle. You can also park your vehicle in a closed garage or cover it with a vehicle cover. For more ways to protect your wrap, the pros at Team Acme will be able to provide you with full care instructions.
Team Acme can install a custom wrap to protect your car’s finish for many years. When you’re ready to wrap your vehicle, whether for personal or commercial reasons, contact Team Acme by phone at (702) 566-8326, or by completing our online form for more information about what type of vehicle wrap would work best for you.