What Is the Cost to Vinyl Wrap a Car?

by Neil Kokemuller; Updated September 26, 2017
Car wrapping specialists straightening vinyl foil or film

The cost for a vinyl car wrap varies based on the size of the wrap, the design format, the type of material and the required labor time. However, it typically costs at least a couple thousand dollars for a high-quality, full vehicle wrap.

Typical Costs

Vinyl Styles, a vinyl wrap company based in San Carlos, Calif., says on its website that as of 2015 it charges between $2,500 and $5,000 for most full-car wraps, which typically take three to five days put on a vehicle. This range is fairly common for high-quality full-car wraps. Costa Mesa, California-based Lucent Wraps says its standard fees are $11 per square foot for a custom-designed wrap, but jump to $25 per square foot for a chrome wrap.

Cost Elements

A primary factor in the cost of vinyl wrap is the design format. A solid-color wrap is usually more expensive than a full-color wrap, according to Lucent Wraps, because the labor is more intensive. The vinyl type, car size and vehicle contours all impact the price as well. A quote that is significantly lower than what reputable providers offer may not have durable, quality materials and the labor may be rushed.

About the Author

Neil Kokemuller has been an active business, finance and education writer and content media website developer since 2007. He has been a college marketing professor since 2004. Kokemuller has additional professional experience in marketing, retail and small business. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.

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