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How Long Does a Vinyl Car Wrap Last?

Updated: Mar 13

A vinyl car wrap is a great addition to any vehicle. A vinyl wrap allows you to totally change the appearance of your car or truck, either by changing the color or adding a new and exciting design. On top of the aesthetic changes, a vinyl car wrap also protects the paint on your car, helping you to avoid pesky scrapes and scratches that can accumulate over time. A vinyl car wrap is a great investment, but how long does that investment last?  At Stereo Depot, we have partnered with Film Werkz to deliver high-quality vinyl car wraps, and below you can learn how long you can expect a vinyl car wrap to last. For more information on vinyl car wraps or for a quote on vinyl wrap installation, give us a call at (619) 286-1234.


In general, a vinyl car wrap can last up to 7 years, and in some cases even longer! However, it is important to remember that each and every car and vinyl wrap is different. Depending on the type of vinyl wrap, where you usually park your car, and a variety of other factors, the amount of time the vinyl wrap will last can vary drastically. Proper maintenance and care for the vinyl wrap can also help extend the life of your vinyl wrap.


There are a few things that you can do to make sure your vinyl car wrap lasts as long as possible. Below, we outline the best ways to make sure your vinyl wrap is here to stay.

Only Use a High-Quality Vinyl Wrap

When you are getting a vinyl car wrap, it is important to make sure that you only use the very best materials. Cheap, low-quality vinyl wraps will not last as long as the top of the line, high-quality vinyl wraps. At Stereo Depot, we only use the very best materials from Film Werkz, one of the most highly respected vinyl wrap manufacturers in all of San Diego. You can see the difference in our vinyl car wraps.

Frequently Wash Your Car

Treat your vinyl wrap well, and it will reward you with a long lifespan. Wash your car frequently to make sure the accumulation of grit and grime does not eat away at your car vinyl wrap. Not only that, but frequently cleaning your car ensures that the vinyl wrap is always looking its very best!

Limit Sun Exposure

It is best to try to limit the amount of sun exposure your car gets to help preserve a vinyl wrap. If your car is constantly baking in the heat of the sun, the length of time the vinyl wrap will last drastically decreases. Try to park your car in a garage or in the shade away from the sun as much as possible.


A vinyl wrap is a good way to both protect your car from damage and to give it a fun new makeover. At Stereo Depot, we offer high-quality vinyl car wraps at an affordable price. If you are interested in learning more or would like a quote on the price of a car vinyl wrap, contact us at our San Diego or El Cajon location. Give us a call at (619) 286-1234.

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