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Two tips to follow if you've just had a car wrap added to your business car

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If you've just added a car wrap to your business car, here are some tips to follow.

Handwash your vehicle instead of taking it to the carwash

Whilst car wraps are quite robust, it is still best to switch to handwashing your vehicle whilst this signage is on it rather than using an automatic carwash. Although one or two rounds of going through a carwash won't ruin your car wrap, subjecting it to this excessively rigorous form of washing on a weekly or biweekly basis for several months will accelerate the car wrap's wear and tear and potentially result in it becoming prematurely faded to the point where your sign's message cannot be seen.

Handwashing your vehicle should maximise the car wrap's lifespan and ensure that it continues to look good and convey your business's message until you're ready to update it. When washing the wrap, make sure to avoid using abrasive sponges or any detergents that contain gritty particles on the car wrap, as this could scratch the vinyl and affect the car wrap's overall appearance. Instead, using microfibre cloths and gentle detergents on this part of your vehicle. Do not attempt to speed up the process of drying the wrap after you've washed it by pointing a heater or hairdryer at it, as this could soften the wrap's adhesive and lead to some parts of it peeling off.

Don't try to remove the entire wrap if you damage a section of it

Because there are lots of car wrap removal videos online, many drivers who use this signage choose to remove it themselves when they no longer need it. However, if you damage a section of your car wrap (for example, if you scrape the side of your wrapped car against another vehicle) and would still like to keep it, you should not give up and remove the entire thing.

Instead, you should take your car to the signage shop that applied the wrap and find out if it can be repaired. If just a few of the letters or a section of the image on the wrap has been scraped off or damaged in some other way, it might be possible for the signage company's repair people to fix this section, in which case you wouldn't have to go through the hassle of removing the entire wrap or of ordering and having a new car wrap applied.