How Much Does a Commercial Vehicle Wrap Cost on Average?
Commercial vehicle wraps don’t just protect the surface of your car. They can also double as advertisements on wheels, which can give your business more exposure and make you more money.
But is the cost of a commercial vehicle wrap worth it?
We’ve put together this guide to help you find the answer to this question. Make sure you keep reading below to learn how much a commercial vehicle wrap costs and what you can expect from the application process.
Do You Want a Wrap or a Decal?
Before you do anything with your commercial vehicles, you need to ask yourself if you want a wrap or a decal. Wraps don’t always cover the entire vehicle, so don’t assume you need a decal just because you don’t plan to cover the whole car. Otherwise, you may end up with a design you didn’t expect at a much higher cost.
So what’s the difference?
A vehicle wrap covers a large portion of the car, such as the sides or the entire surface. A decal is often a small design you can attach to the sides or hood of a vehicle. Decals are cheaper than wraps, but they also limit what you can do with them.
If you aren’t sure exactly what you want, make sure you talk to a professional first. They’ll be able to recommend the best service for your needs.
How Much Does a Commercial Vehicle Wrap Cost?
The average cost of a commercial vehicle wrap is about $3,000 to $5,000 (for full wraps). The price of partial wraps can be as low as $1,500 depending on how much and what part of the vehicle you want to cover.
Most companies will charge per square foot so you get a fair price for your vehicle.
That said, there are a number of things that can add a few more dollar signs to your commercial wrap job. Make sure you ask yourself these questions so you don’t get surprised by any “hidden” costs.
What Type of Vehicle Are You Wrapping?
You might think the size of the vehicle will directly impact the cost of the job. After all, large trucks have a lot more surface space, meaning they’ll need bigger wraps, which will make it more expensive.
For the most part, you’re right. But this isn’t always true.
Some cars have complex curves and edges that make the job much more difficult. Wrapping a semi-truck is faster and easier than wrapping a Mini-Cooper, so although a Mini-Cooper is much smaller, it will often cost you more money.
Make sure you talk to the company about the type of vehicle you want wrapped. Don’t just assume a smaller car will cost less.
What Type of Design Do You Have?
Before a company can wrap your car, they have to create the wrap first. If your design is complicated, it will take longer to make, which will make it more expensive.
This is especially true when it comes to color.
If you want to change the original color of your vehicle, you will have to get a special wrap that can cover it up. This type of wrap tends to be much more expensive than average. It may be worth sticking with the original color (even if it means altering your design somewhat) than paying extra for a color change.
How Much Are You Wrapping?
Do you plan to get a full or partial wrap? If you want a full wrap, do you also want to wrap the bumpers, windows, side mirrors, etc?
The more you wrap, the more you’ll have to pay.
How Long Do You Want the Wrap to Last?
You can apply wrap to your commercial vehicles that lasts for more than five years. However, if you want a long-term wrap, you may have to use a stronger material than normal, which can be more expensive.
On top of that, you’ll probably have to laminate your wrap if you want it to last several years. This will protect the wrap from getting scratched, ripped, or damaged, and it will also make the finished product look a lot brighter and nicer.
Is the Vehicle in Good Condition?
Your wrap job will last longer (and look better) if your vehicle’s paint is in good condition. Since this is the part of the car the wrap adheres to, even small scratches or chips can make the application a lot harder.
The wrapping company will inspect your vehicle before they do anything to it, and they’ll let you know if your paint needs any touching up before they install the wrap. You may have to take your car somewhere else to repair flaws in the paint job.
Since this adds an extra step, it also adds an extra cost, which will make the overall price go up.
Breaking Down the Cost of a Commercial Vehicle Wrap
So how much does a commercial vehicle wrap cost?
It’s hard to put an exact price tag on this job. Talk to a professional about the specifics of your vehicle, the design you want, and any other necessary features and ask for a quote. This will give you a good estimate of what you can expect to pay.
Not sure where to find a trustworthy company?
We’ve got you covered! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if you have any questions or if you’re ready to set up an appointment for your vehicle.