Depending on your situation, leasing a vehicle can make sense whether it is for personal or business reasons. For example, if you own a business, you may decide to lease an entire fleet of vehicles which can work out to be more cost effective than purchasing them. This can raise the question as to whether you can wrap your leased car to advertise your business or simply to suit your personal taste. Read on for the low down on whether you can wrap your leased car in Canada.
It May Be in the Contract…
There are no legal provisions prohibiting you from wrapping your leased car in Canada. However, you may be prohibited from making modifications to your vehicles in your contract. Read your lease contract carefully to see if it mentions vinyl wraps. If it doesn’t, it can be a good idea to check with your leasing agent about company policy or ask the owner for permission to wrap your vehicle. Checking, and double-checking, will help you avoid violating the terms of your contract.
Check When the Vehicles Were Last Painted
Vinyl wraps do not work well with freshly painted vehicles. Period. Your leased car may have had some work done on it before your lease started, so it’s a good idea to check with your leasing company if it has received a paint job recently – once you have had the go-ahead to wrap it, of course. Paint on vehicles can take between 30 to 90 days before it is cured properly. You may have to wait out that period before you have your vehicles wrapped.
Wrapping your vehicle before the paint has cured and gassed out properly can not only damage the paint of your leased car, violating the terms of your agreement, but it can also prevent the vinyl wrap from adhering properly rendering it a futile exercise. Check with your car wrap professional if your car is ready to wrap if you have any doubts.
Check the Warranty on Your Vehicle Wrap
If cared for properly, vehicle wraps can last for years making them a great investment for your business. However, various factors like the climate and usage of the vehicles can affect how long the wraps can be kept on the vehicle without becoming challenging to remove. Check with your vehicle wrap installer about the warranty offered on your wrap and the ideal time frame for its removal. It can also be a good idea to have your wrap checked periodically if your vehicles are subjected to heavy use and harsh weather conditions.
Only Use High-Quality Vinyl Wraps
Just like everything else in this world, vinyl degrades over time. High-quality vinyl wraps last much longer than those of a poorer make. Apart from longevity, poor-quality vinyl wraps and glue can actually damage the surface of your leased car and can leave it with scratches or peeling paint. This can result in punitive costs from your leasing company.
Benefits of Wrapping a Leased Vehicle
Wrapping a leased car or fleet of vehicles can offer several benefits. The biggest benefit is that the paint job on your leased car is protected. The vinyl wrap adds a protective layer between your car and the rest of the world, so you don’t have to worry about stone chips, scratches, insect stains, and environmental contaminants that can leave you out of pocket.
Business owners can use well-designed vehicle graphics to turn their leased vehicles into moving billboards. You can make thousands of potential customers aware of your business and the services it offers, simply by conveying that information on your vehicle fleet.
Always Have Your Vehicle Wrapped Professionally
If you have decided to go ahead and wrap your leased car, make sure you go to a professional car wrapping service to have the work carried out. Vehicle wrap installation is a precise job and needs to be carried out carefully to prevent any air bubbles, creases, and uneven edges. Professional wrap jobs look great too. A shoddy job can do more harm than good, especially when it comes to removing the wrap before you have to return it to your leasing company.
Vinyl Labs – Your Go To Vehicle Wrap Installers
At Vinyl Labs, we have the right expertise to carry out your vehicle wrap job right from the design process to installation. Call or email us now and let us provide you with the long-lasting protection your leased car needs.