No one likes a fender bender. Or missing a curb. Or underestimating the height of a car port. The National Safety Council estimates more than 50,000 crashes in parking lots and garages every single year. Almost 13 million drivers were involved in traffic accidents in 2016, resulting in 7,277,000 crashes where a death, injury or police report was reported. The average driver experiences 3-4 crashes in his lifetime. As a result, it’s reasonable to expect that from time to time, even the best drivers have a mishap and end up in a vehicle wreck. When this happens and you have a vinyl-wrapped vehicle, there’s a pretty good chance vinyl wrap damage occurs as well. Even if it’s just a scratch, you’ll want your vinyl wrap back in full-impact operation as quickly as possible. Vinyl wrap damage isn’t as devasting as it may appear.
Before you panic, know that you haven’t lost your vinyl wrap vehicle investment. Odds are the vinyl wrap damage is localized and can be repaired with a patch. (Only in very rare cases do we have to replace the entire vehicle wrap. And most of these involve a totaled vehicle.) If your accident was significant enough to require body work, it’s likely your vinyl will need to be touched up. But these are often more minimal than people imagine. We turn our repairs in only a day or two once any body damage has been repaired.
The Repair Process is Fast and Easy
When it comes to repairing vehicle vinyl wrap damage, know that the process is easy and usually goes very quickly. When we initially install a vinyl vehicle wrap, we do it in panels. This means worst-case scenarios require a replacement of one or two panels at most.
Here are a few things to remember when dealing with a vinyl repair:
- The vinyl we use on vehicles is top-of-the-line and extremely durable.
- We keep your vinyl designs on file.
- Your insurance company may cover the repair cost of vinyl wrap damage.
- If you get a new paint job as part of your vehicle repair, plan to allow time for it to fully cure before repairing your wrap. (Sometimes this can take several weeks.)
- If you’ve had your vehicle wrap on your car for several years, we may need to color correct your design just a little bit. (Sometimes slight fading occurs after a design has been on a vehicle for several years.)
If you find yourself in a fender bender, give us a call. We’ll walk you through the vinyl wrap damage repair process. Your vinyl wrap will be back to operating as a moving billboard and building profits sooner than you would think!