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How Long Does a Vinyl Vehicle Wrap Last?

Vehicle wraps are an incredible way to advertise, protect your vehicle, and make a statement, but they can also be a fairly considerable investment. For this reason, it is important to know exactly how long a vinyl vehicle wrap lasts so that you can be sure that you are getting the most out of your money. At Wrap Guys America, we have been wrapping vehicles for years and we back our vehicle wraps with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

How long do vehicle wraps last?

How Long Do Vehicle Wraps Last?

The amount of time that a vehicle wrap can last is dependent on multiple factors. Some of these influencing factors include:

The Materials Used

The quality of the materials used to wrap a car can be a major influencer in how long a car wrap lasts. Higher quality vinyl, such as 3M vinyl and Avery cast vinyl, will last longer than low-quality vinyl. High-quality vinyl is UV resistant, more scratch resistant, and less fragile than low-quality vinyl.

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Design and Installation

The design of the car wrap itself will be a major influencing factor on how long the wrap will last. The printing process can make a big difference in the last of a wrap, as different inks do not last as long as others. The installation will also affect how long your car wrap lasts. A low-quality or unprofessional installation will often result in bubbles, creases, and dirt under the wrap, which can all lower its life expectancy. Poorly cut seams can also negatively affect the wrap’s lifespan.

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Ongoing Maintenance

If the wrap is maintained and washed properly throughout its life, it will last significantly longer than a wrap that is neglected. Using the proper soap to wash it, rinsing off salt, and driving it on the proper roads can all help to improve a vinyl wrap’s life expectancy.

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Local Weather

The location of a vehicle will also affect the lifespan of a vehicle wrap. Too much direct sunlight can make the wrap fade over time. In colder climates where road salting is necessary, the salt can corrode the wrap material if not properly taken care of.

The Life Expectancy of Wrap Guys America’s Car Wraps

At Wrap Guys America, our vinyl vehicle wraps consistently last for 7 years, and they can sometimes even last for up to 9 years. For this reason, all of our vehicle wraps are backed by our 5-year warranty.

If you would like to find out more about how long a vinyl vehicle wrap lasts, or if you are interested in learning more about any of our vehicle wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys America at 1-360-329-5413 or fill out a contact form on our website.

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