How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Truck?
If you’ve been thinking about getting a truck wrap installed on one of your vehicles, you’ve probably had one big question on your mind: how much does it cost to wrap a truck?
Every truck wrap’s cost depends on various factors, such as the size of the wrap, the complexity of the design, and the type of vehicle. The average price range for most trucks to wraps is between $1,500 and $5,000 but can exceed that. However, to get a more accurate estimate of your project’s cost, you should contact a truck wrap company with a specific job in mind. Here are a few of the things that vinyl vehicle wrap companies consider when pricing truck wraps for their customers.
Factors that Impact the Cost of a Truck Wrap
- The Size of the Car. The larger a car wrap needs to be, the higher its price. This is because large car wraps cost more to produce and are more difficult to install.
- The Complexity of the Job. Installing a vehicle wrap over tricky areas like your side doors or rear windows will cost more than a wrap that’s only going to be installed on the hood, for example.
- The Colour and Finish. Wraps with many vibrant colours are more expensive to produce. The same goes for wraps with certain finishes, including high-gloss and metallic finishes. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to limit the scope of your designs. Many cool truck wraps are surprisingly affordable!
- Cost for Design Services. If you don’t have a truck wrap design ready, your print shop will help you create one for an extra fee. Designing your own truck wrap can save on costs but may not be the best choice if you don’t have a professional in-house designer working on the design for you.
Full vs. Partial Truck Wraps
Truck vinyl wraps don’t have to cover the entire vehicle. Partial truck wraps cover just one part of the truck, which is usually the hood or tailgate. Full truck wraps cover the whole truck.
Partial wraps are almost always cheaper than full wraps. This may make them a good choice if you’re on a budget. You can always remove the partial wrap and upgrade to a full wrap later on if you like the value you receive.
Preparing Your Truck for a Wrap
Before you apply your wrap, make sure to wash your truck thoroughly with soap and water. Use a soft microfiber cloth to scrub away any tree sap, bird poop, motor oil, or any other contaminants that might make it harder for your wrap to adhere to your truck.
You should also consider having any dents, scratched paint, or rusted areas fixed before applying your wrap. These defects will often still be visible with a wrap placed over them and will affect the quality of the final result.
Maintaining Your Truck Wrap
Once your wrap is on your truck, you’ll need to take care of it if you want it to last.
Avoid exposing your wrapped truck to extreme temperatures for more than a few hours. Doing this can cause the vinyl to expand and contract too much, creating tiny cracks in its surface that will widen over time.
Keep your wrapped truck parked away from direct sunlight. The sun’s UV rays can cause the vinyl to fade.
During the colder months, be sure to wash off any road salt that accumulates on your truck. This heavy-duty salt can damage your truck’s undercarriage on top of its damaging effects on vinyl.
Contact The Sign & Graphics Manufaktur for High-Quality Truck Wraps
Your truck’s exterior is free advertising space, so don’t let it go to waste. The Sign & Graphics Manufaktur designs, prints, and installs vinyl wraps for trucks and other vehicles, including roofing truck wraps. Contact us today to discuss your project and come up with a design that is sure to turn heads.Back