Car wrapping is all about creating something that’s unique and bespoke, as well as beautiful. No two car wraps are the same, which makes answering the question ‘how much to wrap a car,’ difficult. A car wrap price depends primarily on the vehicle and the specific wrap film you’d like to use. But there isn’t a standard price tag for a high-quality, professional car wrap. Think of it like commissioning any work of art, the range in price can be huge, depending on your specifications.
A typical car wrap can cost anything from £1,800 to £5,000 and can depend on the complexity of the project and individual wrap shop pricing.
If your car wrapping budget is around £1,000 to £1,500, this can usually be achieved by leaving out door handles, mirrors and even the bumpers and sills. However, at this price, quality levels won’t be the highest. The wrap film will simply be cut and folded onto the body edges. The car will look completely different at first glance, but not if you look closely. The durability and shelf life of the film wrap can also be limited at this price range.
Spending £2,500 – £5,000 on a car wrap takes you into the executive range. Here you can expect car wrapping of the very highest standard, with exquisite attention to detail.
If you’re looking for something roughly in the middle, you can get a very good car wrap for around £2,000.
In most cases, car wrapping costs are typically somewhere between these middle-ground and high-end figures. Starting at £1,800, with possible extras of £200-£300 depending on the vehicle and wrap film used, you’re going to end up with an extremely well-wrapped car. This potential car wrap cost generally includes materials, facility hire surface preparation and labour. There would also be a strict quality assessment and a final clean before you receive the finished car.
Tip: Talk to your car wrapping professional before making any decisions. They will be able to offer you advice and an accurate quote, based on your personal needs and desired outcomes.
Car wrap film should receive the same care as car paint. Regular cleaning is vital, as dirt will get stuck to the vehicle. We recommend routine trips to a brushless car wash (with no hot wax) or wash carefully by hand.
Matte and textured wrap films require more care than glossy surfaces, as the roughness and structure allow fine dust to settle more easily. Cleaning these surfaces also takes longer. A 3M Endorsed Installer will be able to supply specialised cleaning products for an additional cost.