View the ultimate vehicle wrap pricing guide. Learn how much you can expect to spend.
The price you pay for a vinyl vehicle wrap depends on multiple factors. We list the most common factors that determine car wrapping estimates:
• If you get a full or partial vinyl vehicle wrap
• The size and features of your vehicle
• The quality and brand of the vinyl used to wrap your vehicle
• If the vinyl is a solid color or graphics
• Whether or not you use 3D materials
• Whether or not your use chrome
If you’re looking to wrap your vehicle with vinyl and you want experienced professionals to do it, then you can expect to spend about $3,000. A high-quality vinyl vehicle wrap costs about the same as a new paint job, which generally costs between $3,000 and $4,000.
A vinyl wrap can protect a vehicle and help to keep it relatively clean. You will save on cleaning and painting costs in the long run.
You can purchase your vinyl and install the vinyl yourself. Why? We don’t recommend this unless you have vinyl wrapping experience. An imperfect application can cost more in the long run if you don’t install the vinyl correctly.
More often than not, people doing a DIY vinyl wrap fail to prep the car properly for cleaning. All grime and dirt need to be removed, and one needs to remove any existing vinyl or graphics.
Most people also lack the specialized tools needed for a perfect contour or the know-how to cut the tinted film into perfect fits. Vinyl experts use heat guns to reduce air bubbles when pressing a panel against a car door or contour.
When you go to a professional for a vinyl vehicle wrap, the end price ultimately depends on the amount of time it takes for the technician to install the wrap, how difficult it is to install the wrap, and the price of the vinyl used for the wrap. Let’s explore a few different wrap options.
Mini Cooper Vinyl WrapThe typical price for a vinyl vehicle wrap with a graphic advertisement on it is $2,500, but the final price depends on the size of your car and how much vinyl is used to wrap the vehicle.
For example, a full-size SUV would probably cost more to wrap than a Mini Cooper because an SUV requires more vinyl to be fully wrapped.
But then there’s this idea of certain parts of vehicles not being wrapped. Like, if you want a partial vehicle wrap instead of a full, it will be less expensive. Or, if you drive a cargo van, the van’s roof probably won’t need to be wrapped because who’s going to see the top?
In many cases, a cargo van can be less expensive to wrap than a compact sedan because there are fewer windows on cargo vans, and the roof and bumpers don’t need to be wrapped. Wrapping a compact sedan requires much cutting to accommodate all of the windows.
The price of your vinyl wrap depends on your specific car and what parts of it you want to be wrapped. So, we can say that the car wrap price depends on the size of the vehicle.
Vinyl wraps do more than make your vehicle look good. For instance, they provide a degree of security against road rash and other types of damage that could potentially ruin the underlying paint scheme. Remember that fully wrapping your vehicle can save money in the long run in many situations.
For instance, those who invest in something more, like security film, might receive a higher upfront quote. The expense could be worth it in the long run. You won’t have to worry as much about costs associated with repairing damage caused by an act of vandalism later.
Different types of vehicles, in terms of form factor, might also have different prices. This is true, for instance, of those who want to wrap a truck.
When you want to apply a vinyl vehicle wrap to a truck, Team Acme will first need pictures and the dimensions of the car in question. Our designers, installers, and technicians will review these vital pieces of information to decide the best way to wrap a truck.
Once we have a design that will work, our crews will carefully clean any debris from your vehicle, though we ask that the car come in clean. The wrap is then installed by squeegeeing the adhesive sheeting into place. We take your truck out into the sun to dry as soon as the vinyl wrap is in place.
Generally, wrapping a car will take around 1-2 days, especially if the drying time is quick. When wrapping a truck, it can sometimes take longer due to the size, though you shouldn’t be without your vehicle for very long. Many logistics companies will have a truck wrapped both to ensure that the vehicle stays looking sharp and to provide an additional source of advertising for their brand.
Truck wrap cost estimates run anywhere from $3,000 for those looking for a full paint replacement wrap. This is the same for anyone who wants to wrap a vehicle, thus making the balance sheet related to truck wrap costs not much different than anything else.
The cost depends on how much it gets wrapped and the design chosen. Those with a small vehicle might see a truck wrap cost estimate as low as $3,000. In either case, the cost of wrapping a truck is usually considerably lower than investing in an entirely new paint scheme.
When you are wrapping one vehicle or an entire fleet of vehicles for your business, you can have an opportunity to advertise your company wherever you drive your vehicle or wherever you park it. This increase in visibility drives more business to your door than a lack of vehicle branding.
The logical question is probably, “How much more business?” Realistically speaking, it’s incalculable. Car and truck wrap cost figures are usually relatively reasonable compared to most other forms of advertising, which calculates at least somewhat in your favor when it comes time to start loosening up the purse strings and investing in a marketing solution.
Think of a billboard. You rarely see a blank billboard because there’s typically a line of brands competing for that valuable space. It’s always out there, putting your brand in the minds of everyone who drives past it.
Your fleet of vehicles is like a moving, permanent billboard constantly getting your brand out there. Even better, it takes no additional effort on your part to make the advertising happen. Once the wrap is on there, it works for you all day. Can you say that promoting your business is not a great option?
Getting a wrap that looks like a new coat of paint is typically more expensive than graphic advertisement wraps. This has to do with the more expensive wrap you need- it has to be metallic-looking.
It has to be the factory color, with the exact degree of gloss or matte the original paint color has. With this type of wrap, you can expect to spend between $3,000 and $3,600. This is because the details required for paint replacement wraps are more extensive than needed for graphic advertisement wraps.
For a partial vinyl vehicle wrap, you can pay as little as $250 for a professional technician to design and install it. The price increases because of high-quality materials such as carbon fiber. If you want specialty vinyl, like chrome or black matte, you can expect the wrap price to be higher.
Chrome vinyl is the most expensive film you can buy and is the most challenging to install. It almost doubles the price of the wrap. On the other hand, it delivers a look that will truly make your ride stand out from the crowd.
Any consumer goes bargain hunting when looking for services. This includes when you want a vinyl vehicle wrap. However, a less expensive wrap job can cost you more long-term. When you go for just any wrap service because of its low price, you risk:
Those realities above mean that you spend money on a new vinyl wrap or a replacement installation, and if the poor quality work damages your hull, that’s another repair expense. It may even put you in a position to repaint your car.
The initial price tag is lower than expected does not mean you will save money on your wrap in the long term by scrounging the bottom of the barrel. Think about the total cost of ownership. Sticker shock is a common problem when it comes time to invest in a new product, but even a relatively high upfront cost can translate into lower costs over the lifetime of whatever it is that you’re
The quality of a vehicle’s hull relates to its appraised worth. A high-quality vinyl wrap keeps your vehicle’s hull in near-perfect condition. This is another factor to consider when assessing the actual cost of wrapping versus not wrapping.
Now, you have the information about the following regarding a car wrap:
We’ve wrapped too many buses, SUVs, cars, motorcycles, boats, and other vehicles to count. You can find out what Team Acme, Inc. would charge you for the vinyl vehicle wrap you want by submitting a free quote request on the company’s website. Learn more about Team Acme’s vinyl vehicle wrap design and installation services.
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