Car Wrapping 101: Everything You Need to Know to Transform Your Vehicle – Expert Insights from Empire Auto Spa


Car wrapping is a popular trend that has taken the automotive world by storm. It offers a unique way to customize your vehicle without the permanence of a paint job. Whether you’re considering a wrap for aesthetic reasons or to protect your car’s paint, here’s everything you need to know about car wrapping, brought to you by Empire Auto Spa.

Dive into Car Wrapping

1. What is Car Wrapping?

Car wrapping involves applying a thin layer of vinyl to the exterior of your vehicle. This vinyl can be of various colors, designs, and finishes, allowing for complete customization.

2. Benefits of Car Wrapping

  • Protection: Wraps protect the original paint from UV rays, minor scratches, and contaminants.
  • Customization: From matte black to chrome gold, the possibilities are endless.
  • Resale Value: Preserve the original paint, potentially increasing the car’s resale value.
  • Cost-Effective: Often cheaper than a high-quality paint job and can be easily removed or changed.

3. Types of Wraps

  • Full Wrap: Covers the entire vehicle.
  • Partial Wrap: Covers specific parts like the hood, roof, or side mirrors.
  • Decal Wrap: Specific designs or logos applied to the car.

4. The Wrapping Process

  • Cleaning: The car is thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt or contaminants.
  • Design & Measure: The design is chosen, and the vinyl is measured and cut accordingly.
  • Application: Professionals apply the vinyl, ensuring no bubbles or wrinkles.
  • Post-Heat: A heat gun is used to seal edges and ensure the vinyl adheres properly.

5. Maintenance

Vinyl wraps are low maintenance. Regular washing keeps them looking fresh. Avoid using abrasive tools or chemicals that might damage the wrap.

6. Lifespan & Removal

High-quality wraps can last up to 7 years with proper care. When it’s time for a change, the wrap can be professionally removed without damaging the original paint.


Car wrapping is an exciting way to transform your vehicle’s appearance and protect its original paint. With numerous benefits and endless customization options, it’s no wonder car enthusiasts are turning to wraps. Empire Auto Spa is here to guide you through the process, ensuring your vehicle stands out on the road.

For more details on car wrapping or to book an appointment, visit our website or reach out to us at (407) 326-2742.