Vehicle Wrap FAQs

How much does a vinyl wrap cost and why?

There are endless options when it comes to “wraps” and pricing varies depending on the type/color of vinyl, solid vs printed vinyl, size of car, amount of contours, etc. To get a show quality look we might pull trim pieces, front and rear bumpers and more to get a perfect fit and finish. Most vehicle wraps take 3-5 days and range from about $2,500-$5,000. But for a more accurate quote please contact us at 512-326-3700 or email sales@graphicsguys.com

What is a Vehicle Wrap

Car wraps can take many shapes, colors and sizes. A full wrap covers the entire surface of a vehicle. A partial wrap covers only a specific portion of the vehicle and uses the vehicle’s paint scheme as the backdrop for the full design. Vehicle wraps are done with vinyl materials (think of it as a large decal) that conform to the shape of your vehicle.

They can be done in solid colors as “paint replacement” or can have digitally printed designs on the vinyl to make your vehicle stand out or be a marketing tool.

How effective are vehicle wraps as advertising?

A quick comparison suggests the following:

Radio attracts 900,000 listeners in six weeks with 10 to 12 30-second spots. Value Pak mailings offers a reach of 600,000 with 100,000 addresses per drop and you are just one of many advertisers included in the packet. Direct mail reaches 20,000 names with one post card mailer. Seven city buses get 600,000 impressions in two months. Billboards receive 700,000 impressions in one month.

An ad in the yellow pages can cost up to $15,000 per year — with your competitors listed right there next to your ad. The same is true for pay-per-click advertising — at an even higher cost per month. Car or vehicle wraps have the potential to garner thousands of impressions each day, they last up to three years and cost, on average, between $2,500 and $5,000 for a standard vehicle. Ask about fleet pricing.

Does it affect the paint on my car?

Vehicle wrap materials are formulated with removable adhesive that does not harm your car’s OEM paint – as long as it is in good condition. In fact, many people find that by wrapping their vehicle, it can possibly assist in keeping a higher resale value on the vehicle due to the protective benefits of the wrap.

How long does a vehicle wrap last?

On average, vehicle wraps that are properly installed will not fade, crack or peel for up to 5 years in most locations. Refer to a product’s data sheet or product bulletin for more deails or talk just call with questions.

Does it matter what color my car is?

No, a car wrap is not translucent; you cannot see through it.

It looks like there are graphics on the windows, will I still be able to see through the windows?

Yes the window graphics are printed on a perforated vinyl that allows drivers to see through the rear and side rear windows.

Can you wrap the front side windows?

State laws prohibit the use of wraps on driver and passenger side windows, as well as the windshield.

Can you wrap the roof?

On most cars the roof is included. Generally roofs are not wrapped (vans, trucks or SUVs), unless it is requested by the customer.

Can you wrap a fiberglass or chrome bumper?

A painted plastic bumper can be wrapped without any problems. In the case of fiber-glass or chrome bumpers, application of vinyl on these areas are not recommended or guaranteed to adhere for the life of the wrap.

Can you wrap my hubcaps or rims?

No. Wheels are not wrapped.

Can you wrap trailers, trucks, vans. boats & SUVs?

Absolutely! If it rolls or floats, we can wrap it!

What if I plan to change my company logo or phone number in the future?

No problem. We can print and install graphic overlays, so that information may be removed or replaced if you need to change or update your car wrap.

Can you produce vinyl signs and graphics to help support my branding?

Absolutely! Ask to see a sample of vinyl graphics or see our Gallery. We can create many types of vinyl signs, posters, POP displays and wall and floor graphics.