Can You Wrap a Leased Car?

Leasing a set of wheels is a cost-effective way to ensure you have a reliable, up to date vehicle for either business or personal use. But when it comes to such cars and vans, and company vehicles in particular, you might want to apply a wrap or vinyl graphics for branding purposes or further advertising.

The following answers many of the FAQs regarding whether you can wrap a leased car.

Check the Lease Contract

·      Step one: check your current lease agreement

Step one: check your current lease agreement

While most lease agreements allow you to have a professional wrap or graphics applied, there’s always the exception to the rule. To make sure you don’t fall foul of any legal agreements (and end up with a costly check to rectify), confirm the small print of the lease agreement before commencing any wrap work.

Once you’ve identified that it’s OK to go ahead you should make sure that the wrap is carried out according to the following standards.

Can You Wrap a Leased Car? Yes—but with the following provisos

·      Only use brand vinyl

·      Use a professional service

·      Remove the wrap within the recommended time frame

·      A word about fresh paintwork

Only use brand vinyl

There are cheap vinyl wraps, and then there are quality vinyl wraps. Going with anything but a proven brand name, such as Suntek or Xpel, isn’t only false economy, but can also damage the vehicle. Only premium brand names can guarantee that the paintwork beneath is adequately protected. In addition, the best quality wraps remain in good condition for longer, meaning you don’t need to get them replaced so often.

Use a professional service

Wrapping a car or applying graphics is a skill. It’s highly unlikely that an amateur can carry such work out to a professional standard. Good application is a learned art, which is why you should only employ technicians who’re trained to do so. 

As with everything, quality is worth paying for. You may well find vinyl wraps being offered at lower prices than those from recommended suppliers. There’s a reason for that, and it’s usually because of incompetence and/or the use of a poor quality product. This route is almost guaranteed to end up costing you more in the long run.

Remove the wrap within the recommended time frame

All wraps come with a recommended lifespan, usually somewhere between five to seven years. This can also be affected by the climate and weather, as vinyl degrades faster in more extreme climes. Longevity is also dependent on how much you use the vehicle and how well you look after it.

Ensuring the wrap is removed in a timely manner will protect the paintwork beneath, lessening the (albeit small) chance of damage when doing so. You can reduce this to virtually zero by using a professional service to carry out the task.

A word about fresh paintwork

New lease vehicles may come to you freshly painted. You should ensure that this has been given enough time to cure before any wrap work is performed. This can take anything up to eight weeks. If you’re unsure how long to wait then speak to your car wrap professional who’ll give you expert guidance.

Trust Auto SuperShield for a Perfectly Applied Car Wrap

When wrapping a lease car (or any car) it’s imperative that it’s carried out to the highest possible standard. Auto SuperShield is the go-to provider of this skilled service for those in easy reach of Boca Raton. 

To discover their range of high-quality wraps on offer and to schedule a consultation, visit https://www.autosupershield.com

Wendy Feliu
wendy@autosupershield.com