We’ve written a lot about car wraps—how much vinyl wraps cost, how long they last, how to take care of them—but we thought it would be helpful for anyone considering wrapping their vehicle to write about the pros and cons of vinyl wraps. We hope you learn more about what makes vinyl wraps great, and even a few things that other car wrap dealers/installers won’t tell you about the “drawbacks” of vinyl wraps.
Vehicle Wrap Pros
- Protect Your Car’s Exterior Finish - One of the most noteworthy benefits of a vinyl wrap is that it adds a protective layer around your vehicle that protects the factory paintjob from scratches, swirl marks, fading, corrosion, and other minor damage. Exterior condition is a major factor in a vehicle’s resale value, which means a vehicle wrap may very well pay for itself in the long run by helping your car maintain more of its value—and helping you get more when you sell it or trade it in.
- Cheaper Than a New Paint Job – If you want to change the way your vehicle looks, going with a vinyl wrap is much cheaper than springing for a new paintjob. Not only is wrapping cheaper than painting in a straight up, side-by-side comparison, but it becomes much cheaper when you consider the additional costs of repainting your vehicle should you ever want to change it back to its original color or go with a different look. You can save thousands of dollars with a vinyl wrap compared to painting.
- Change Your Car’s Appearance Often – Speaking of changing your car’s appearance, wrapping is the cheap and easy way to change the way your vehicle looks as often as you’d like. Vinyl wrapping only takes a few days to complete, and it comes off just as easily. With a car wrap, you’re not limited to the same paint job for the life of your car. Change the color every couple of years, try out cool new designs, experiment with different finishes like matte or chrome—whatever you can think of, you can do it whenever you’d like without a major investment of time or money thanks to vinyl car wraps
Vehicle Wrap Cons
- Wraps Don’t Last as Long – If you’re looking to permanently change the way your vehicle looks, you might be more interested in a paintjob. Vinyl wraps last between five and seven years with proper care, but paintjobs can last the life of your vehicle. However, it’s important to note that because vinyl wraps are cheaper than paintjobs, you can get multiple wraps over the life of your vehicle and still end up paying less (or just about the same) as a single paintjob—and that means you can even change the color or design every couple of years instead of being stuck with the same appearance for as long as you own your vehicle.
- Car Wraps are a “Luxury” – Admittedly, no one needs a car wrap, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to consider it a luxury aftermarket purchase. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves and say that this is more of a “con” than it really is, think of all the other things people buy for their cars just to make them sound louder or look cooler—rims, aftermarket exhausts, aero kits, etc. Can you really say vinyl wraps are so different?
- Wrapped Vehicle Get a Lot of Attention – Vinyl-wrapped cars turn heads—a lot of heads. If you don’t like to be the center of attention, you have two options: 1) don’t wrap your car, or 2) go with a milder vinyl wrap. Not all cars need to be wrapped in chrome or snakeskin patterns; you can just as easily change the color of your car with a vinyl wrap. Of course, if you want to stand out and get noticed, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can do with a wrap.
Want to transform your ride? Auto Super Shield prides itself on being one of the premier car wrap shops in South Florida. Bring your vehicle to the wrap experts at Auto Super Shield and learn all about the possibilities for your ride. We specialize in color-change wraps, chrome wraps, matte wraps, satin wraps, and more. From mild to wild and everything in between, Auto Super Shield does it better than anyone else. Call 561-367-0101 or contact us online to get a free vinyl wrap estimate.