How much does it cost to wrap a car?
Wrapping a car with a vinyl film is a great way to add some style and protection to your vehicle without any costly or permanent repairs. It typically costs between $2,000 and $5,000 to wrap a car, depending on the complexity of the job, the materials used and the amount of vinyl required. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for a car wrap:
Types of Vinyl Film
The cost to wrap a car depends on the type of vinyl film that is used. There are two main types of vinyl used in car wraps: cast vinyl and calendared vinyl.
- Cast Vinyl – Costlier but higher quality, cast vinyl wraps offer a longer lifespan and more vibrant colors compared to calendered vinyl.
- Calendared Vinyl – Cheaper but more brittle, calendered vinyl wraps often last for only 2-3 years and may fade or dull over time.
Design & Color
The cost of a car wrap also depends on the complexity of the design and the color. More complex designs, such as those that feature graphics, light source effects and airbrushed elements, will cost more to wrap as they require more time to apply and require higher-quality materials. Likewise, more expensive colors and finishes, such as matte, pearl and metallic, will cost more to wrap.
Size & Location
The size of a car and the location of the wrap also affect the cost. Wrapping larger vehicles, such as SUVs and trucks, will require more material, more labor and more time, whereas smaller cars may only require a few hours of labor. If the wrap has to be placed in an awkward area, such as a curved or difficult-to-reach area on the body, this can also increase the cost of the wrap.
Depending on the complexity and size of the job, you can expect to pay between $2,000 and $5,000 for a complete car wrap job. For a more accurate cost estimate, it is best to speak with a professional who specializes in car wraps. They will be able to provide you with a more detailed quote based on the specifics of your wrap job.