How Long Do Vehicle Wraps Last?

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Large Format Printing

Vehicle wraps are a great way to advertise your business or even change the look of your car instead of getting a paint job.

The average vehicle wraps last around five years. Depending on how the wrap is cared for, this can be shorter or longer.

To ensure that your car wrap lasts as long as possible, be sure that you take good care of it.

How To Make Your Warp Last 

A vehicle wrap can last as long as five to seven years with the proper preparation and care.

Proper Preparation

Your car will need to be cleaned well in order to make sure that there is no dirt or debris anywhere on the car that can get trapped under the warp.

The company you are using should do this before placing the wrap, but it’s a good idea to ask them what their process is to be certain your car will be properly cleaned.

Wrap Company

While it may be tempting to want to DIY your car wrap, you may reduce how long the wrap will last by installing it yourself.

Find a reputable company to install your wrap. If you’ve seen other cars you’ve admired, ask them where they got their vehicle wrap done.

A professionally installed wrap from a good company can make a big difference in the lifespan of your wrap.


Choosing a wrap made of high-quality materials can lengthen its life. A thicker wrap may be more expensive, but if it lasts you five to seven years instead of two to three, it’s well worth the higher cost.

Proper Wrap Care

The following steps can help keep your wrap in good condition and prolong its life.


It is essential to keep your car wrap clean of dirt and debris.

The best way to wash your car is by hand with a cloth and non-abrasive cleaning solutions. You can check with the wrap company to determine the best cleaner for the wrap.

You do not want to bring it to a car wash or use a pressure washer, as this can cause damage to the wrap and cause it to lift.

Sun Exposure

Another important thing you can do to extend the life of your vehicle wrap is to limit sun exposure.

Parking your vehicle in the shade, covering it, or parking in a garage is important as the sun can cause fading or other problems to arise.

Lasting Vehicle Wraps – The Bottom Line

Vehicle wraps are a great solution for changing the appearance of your car that will not cause any damage and may even protect it.

The average life of a vehicle wrap is around five years, but if you care for it properly, you can extend its life.

Samantha Hawrylack

Samantha Hawrylack

Samantha Hawrylack is an SEO strategist, certified conversion copywriter, and content writer who helps finance and real estate companies increase revenue, leads, traffic and visibility. She is the co-owner and CEO of SJ Digital Solutions LLC, a digital marketing agency located near Philadelphia that specializes in SEO and content creation for finance and real estate brands.

Samantha earned her MBA from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2019 and previously worked at Vanguard as a brokerage investment professional. In 2018, she founded the website How To FIRE, which provides information on financial independence and early retirement.

Through her agency SJ Digital Solutions, Samantha and her team have helped over 150 businesses improve their Google search rankings, website traffic, lead generation and customer engagement using their proven SEO and content marketing framework. Her current and past clients include brands like Grow (CNBC + Acorns), Ladders, Quicken Loans, Rocket Mortgage and many others in the personal finance and real estate spaces.

Samantha is a certified Clickworthy Copywriter and has completed the Content Marketing Certification from HubSpot Academy. She has written for major publications like Newsweek and Grow on topics like affording a home and paying off debt. Based in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, Samantha’s mission is to help finance and real estate companies make a greater impact through increased visibility and revenue.

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