Cars come in various brands, models, shapes, colors, and sizes. If you want to personalize the exteriors of your car, you can get it wrapped. Car wrapping is the most cost-effective way of changing the look of your car on the outside. It is also not permanent, making it possible for you to change the look of your anytime you wish and then revert it to its original look.
When it comes to car wrapping, the cost is often the major concern for a lot of car owners. Frequently, professionals have to go in-depth with their customers in terms of their car wrap requirements and preferences. A lot of first-timers assume that car wrapping has a standard set of pricing that only changes as the size of the car goes up or goes down. However, there is more to car wraps than just the size of the car.
You can find here a list of factors that affect the cost of car wrapping in case you have plans of getting it done on your car.
• Car model: As just stated, all cars vary. One such example is the Volkswagen Golf. Other people might look at it as a standard hatchback; however, professional car wrappers look beyond the car’s body type. To start, they often work with the trim level and break it down. Is a body kit present with the car? Are there certain changes to its styling? Does it have a sunroof? What type of bumper does it have? Are the headlights a different style? Are there previous marks, dents, or scratches on the car? These are just some of what professional car wrappers find answers to. This is also the reason why they cannot simply give you quotes upfront unless they have already seen your car personally. For some car wrappers, they can provide quotes on the spot for similar vehicles; however, this is but a rarity.
• Vinyl type: For professional car wrapping companies, this particular factor is not that difficult to break down as long as they keep a complete database with them with all of their available materials. Material choice can affect the pricing of the car wrap a tad bit. Materials come in different finishes such as matte black, metallic red, gloss blue, chrome orange, satin yellow, and so on that can also affect the pricing. The brand of the material also affects pricing. Some workshops utilize inferior and cheap brands of vinyl.
On the other hand, the more reputable workshops or companies make sure only to use the highest quality of vinyl such as those produced by 3M or Avery Dennison. Both manufacturers are the biggest names in vinyl and adhesive product supplies. No matter where you get your car wrapped, always make sure that the workshop makes use of popular brands like 3M, Arlon, Avery Dennison, and/or Oracal. These are top brands that guarantee your car wrap to look good for a long duration of time.
• Body panel: While it is uncommon for all car owners only to have certain parts of their vehicles wrapped, a few car owners choose to do so. The most popular car parts that receive personalized wrapping include door handles, roof, and bonnet. Some customers also request decals and/or stickers to only run down the side skirts or body panel. This choice and the custom stickers that the professionals have designed play a role in determining the final cost of your car wrapping service.