If you've been considering your marketing and advertising options, you might have thought about having vinyl car graphics applied to your personal or company car. While putting graphics on your vehicle is a good way to advertise your business or get a message out there, it does come with some misconceptions. If some of those misconceptions are keeping you from taking the leap, there are some things that you should know.
Vinyl Graphics Shouldn't Harm Your Paint
Some car owners are hesitant to apply vinyl graphics of any kind because they are afraid that the adhesive on the vinyl will cause damage to their car's paint. The fact is that the vinyl used by professional auto detailing and customization shops is specially designed for use with automotive paint. In fact, if you have the entire car wrapped in vinyl graphics, it can actually protect the paint from the wear and tear of sun ray damage, preserving your original paint job and the resale value of the car in case you ever decide to sell it.
Vinyl Graphics Are Easy To Remove
If you've been hesitant to have graphics applied to your car because you're afraid you won't be able to get them off, you might be surprised. The glue that's used on automotive vinyl is designed specifically so that it can be removed later without affecting the finish on the car. The vinyl material can be loosened and removed using low heat, either from a heat gun or a hair dryer. There are also vinyl removal products that you can spray on them to help the adhesive release. As an alternative, many customization shops that apply vinyl will also offer removal services.
You Should Check With Your Insurance Company
Depending on the type of insurance policy you have and any existing liens on the car, your insurance company might object to your adding custom vinyl graphics to the car. Luckily, this is an unusual occurrence since vinyl can be removed so easily, but it's still a good idea to check with your insurance company before you actually have the graphics applied.
It Doesn't Necessarily Make Your Car A Target
Some people assume that putting advertising graphics on their car will make it a target for break-ins and thieves. After all, if they know what kind of business you run, they may be able to find valuable items in the vehicle, right? The fact is that putting vinyl graphics on your car may actually make it less likely to be stolen, because it stands out on the road. Car thieves don't want to be conspicuous, so they will gravitate to those vehicles that can blend in instead.