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Installing a Vehicle Wrap on a Leased Vehicle? Read this First!

Posted on May 24, 2018 | Posted by Kris Williamson

We’re often asked questions about installing vehicle wraps on leased vehicles. Although there are a few exceptions, most leases allow the application of vinyl graphics. If you’ve been wondering if a vehicle wrap is right for your leased vehicle or fleet of vehicles, here are some important things you need to know.

Fleet of leased vans ready for vehicle wrap installation. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN We can wrap an entire fleet of leased vehicles with the same or similar design. These vans were delivered to us directly from the dealership for wrap installation.

Check Your Current Lease Agreement First

If you’ve already entered into a lease, we suggest you review it thoroughly before contacting us or another reputable vehicle wrap installer. In most cases, vehicle leases don’t restrict the application of high-quality vinyl wraps or graphics. But it’s better to be safe than sorry! If you’re in doubt, call or email the leasing company and ask for written documentation which states that the application of vinyl graphics is approved.

If you haven’t yet entered into a new lease agreement (but are planning to), be sure to negotiate the use of vehicle wraps in your lease agreement. We often receive the vehicles directly from auto dealers to apply the vehicle wraps, so this process is becoming more standard.

Find a Reputable Installer That Uses Only Brand Name Vinyl

It’s especially important to find a professional installer with a proven reputation for using name brand vinyl. We use only high quality Avery and 3M cast vinyl for our custom vinyl wraps. Cast vinyl is specially designed to conform and stay adhered to the contours of the vehicle for many years. We also apply a laminate to the vinyl for extended UV protection.

Printing a vehicle wrap on high quality Avery vinyl. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN We use only high quality Avery and 3M vinyl printed on our wide format HP printers for vehicle wraps.

Installation of a custom vehicle wrap on a leased vehicle. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN Our installers are among the best in the business! They're always meticulous when they apply a vinyl wrap to any vehicle.

Here’s a word of caution: Be careful if an offer on a vehicle wrap seems too good to be true! Although you might be able to get a vehicle wrap installed for a lower price, the quality of the vinyl material truly does matter. You may end up paying in the long run with damaged paint if you go with a less expensive, lower-end product.   

Remove Vehicle Wrap Within the Recommended Time Frame

When your vehicle wrap is installed, be sure to make a note of the recommended time when the wrap should be removed. The lifespan of a vehicle wrap is typically between 3 – 5 years, depending on the amount of wear it sustains from daily use and from the climate/exposure it experiences. However, a wrap that’s well taken care of can last much longer.

You can learn about our recommendations for the proper care and maintenance for vehicle wraps in our reference sheet: Keeping It Clean – Care and Maintenance for Vehicle Wraps.

If your vehicle wrap shows any signs of fading or wear, you’re welcome to bring it to our shop for inspection. We can tell you if it’s time for removal. If you wait too long, removal may require scraping or chemicals which can damage the factory paint. Fortunately, most lease contracts will end before a vehicle wrap will reach the end of its life, so that’s typically not an issue for leased vehicles.

Vehicle wrap collage. 12-Point SignWorks - Franklin, TN We can work with you to design and install the perfect vehicle wrap for your business!

So now that you know more about vehicle wraps for leased vehicles, are you ready to take the next step? Why not turn your company vehicles into mobile billboards that work 24 hours a day for your business? Our designers and installers have the talent, creativity and experience to design and install eye-catching vehicle wraps for all of your company vehicles!

To learn more about the advantages of vehicle advertising, visit our blog article: Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Vehicle Wraps.

From advertising wraps and custom signs, to architectural displays, window graphics, and wall murals, we offer a wide range of custom products. We serve all of Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Columbia, and Spring Hill.

To get started on your next project, give us a call at (615) 595-6564 or click on the button below. We look forward to working with you!

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