Taking Care of a Vehicle Wrap

For business owners, a valuable tool for marketing their products and services is a professional vehicle wrap. Vehicle wraps are important because they are seen by thousands of people every day. Once a vehicle wrap is installed, though, it is essential to take care of it. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the wrap will help to extend its life for years to come and minimize the effects of wear and tear.

The maintenance of a vehicle wrap will keep the graphic looking its best. No one wants a dull, faded wrap which can be difficult to read. Plus, businesses want to make sure their wrap is looking great because it is a reflection upon the company itself. A clean, professional vehicle wrap will make the right impression to potential customers.

One of the best ways to extend the life of a vehicle wrap is to keep it clean. Wash it at least once a week to get rid of dirt, grime, dust, bird poop, and other pollutants. The wrap might need a thorough cleaning more often depending on how much it is exposed to contaminants. Hand washing the wrap is recommended over using a car wash. Cash washes can sometimes damage the wrap because of the use of harsh brushes and waxing.

To wash the wrap by hand, first rinse the vehicle with clean water. Gently scrub the wrap with a mild automotive detergent using a soft, clean cloth or sponge. Rinse the graphic completely when finished. Allow the wrap to air dry or hand dry it using a clean, microfiber cloth. To minimize fading from exposure to the sun, keep the wrapped vehicle in the garage or shade when not in use.

Insurance coverage should also be added to cover the vehicle wrap in case of an accident or vandalism. Wraps are not automatically covered by insurance agencies if you are involved in an accident. Once a wrap has been installed on a vehicle, the automobile insurance carrier needs to be informed. It is easy to add a wrap to an existing insurance policy just like any other custom modification.

To add the wrap to a policy, the individual’s insurance agent will need basic information about the wrap. They usually only want a copy of the invoice that shows the type of materials used for the wrap, the date the wrap was installed, and the cost. It is also recommended to take photos of all sides of the wrap and keep the photos with the original invoice for safekeeping. Copies of the photos can be given to the insurance agency as well.

If a vehicle wrap is damaged, the professionals of Infinity Signs are available to repair it. We offer wrap maintenance and repair so the vehicle wrap can look its best. We also are happy to provide detailed information about the vehicle wrap and installation so that it can be covered under an insurance policy.


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