Vehicle graphics are an incredibly popular way to promote services and products and can be highly effective if applied and maintained correctly. When it comes to considering vehicle sign writing for your own car or van, there are often a list of questions that every customer shares, and we assume a few of these will be circling in your mind too! For your ease, we have gathered these questions together and partnered them with the answers. Take a look – we might just have the facts you are looking for!
Q: Can I wash my vehicle once it’s been wrapped?
A: Your vehicle will be safe to wash once the wrap has been applied. However, we would recommend using a hose and soft sponge instead of a pressure washer to limit the risk of damaging the graphic.
Q: Is it safe to wash my vehicle regularly once it has been wrapped?
A: As long as you are washing correctly – as stated above – you can wash your wrapped vehicle as many times as you need. Remember, a clean car creates a good impression for your business!
Q: Can I take my vehicle through a drive-through car wash once it’s been wrapped?
A: We would recommend avoiding automatic car washes after your vehicle has been wrapped due to the texture of the brushes used. There is a chance that these could be too rough for your wrap, and result in peeling or lofted edges.
Q: What happens if fuel spills on the wrap?
A: Spillages at the fuel pump are common and luckily vehicle wraps can deal with them, so long as you use a damp cloth to wipe away the spill immediately. If you are concerned about the amount of fuel that spilt onto the material, you can always wash the affected area once you return home.
Q: How long will vehicle sign writing last?
A: If applied by a professional and maintained correctly, you can expect your vehicle wrap to last 5 years or more.
Q: Will sign writing damage the paint of my vehicle?
A: So long as the paint is correctly bonded to the surface of your vehicle originally, your vehicle’s sign writing will not cause any damage to its paintwork. In fact, the additional layer could even protect the paint from any grazing or scratching that occurs after the application of the wrap. It’s a win-win!
Q: How long will my vehicle be off the road for when being wrapped?
A: If your vehicle is crucial for the operation of your business, you may be concerned about how long the application may take. Unfortunately, there is no straight answer as it depends on both the amount of signage to be applied, and the size of your vehicle. However, we like to give the brief estimate of 1-5 days. Once you collect your vehicle, you will be able to drive it immediately.
Q: Will the rain damage my vehicle sign writing?
A: Your vinyl sign writing will be entirely weatherproof, so you needn’t worry about parking out in the open on a rainy day!
Q: Do I need to inform my insurance company about my vehicle being wrapped?
A: As all insurance companies hold different policies and agreements, it is worth informing yours to check that you are still eligible for cover with a wrapped vehicle.
Q: Do I need to inform the DVLA about my vehicle being wrapped?
A: The DVLA will need to be informed about the wrapping of your vehicle so that they are aware of its new colour. You must communicate this change with them, even if it is only temporary.
Don’t see your question? Get in touch! At Printingprogress, our knowledge of vehicle sign writing goes above and beyond, so ask us anything! Give us a call on 020 8290 1010 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!