How to maintain your car wrap in the winter

Arteest Signs Ltd.Vehicle Graphics

Black and white wrap on a van with Cervus branding

Car wraps are a long-term investment and, with proper maintenance, the vibrance of your graphic can be extended through the harsh winter months. In a previous article, we put together a list of tips on how to maintain your car wrap all year round. Let’s now focus on a few best practices to keep your graphic looking its best through winter.

Avoid ice scrapers

Avoid using ice scrapers or snow shovels to remove ice and snow from the vehicle. Instead, use a soft cloth to gently remove any build-up. If your windows are covered in vinyl, make sure to use the window defroster instead.

Remove road salt

An important thing to keep in mind is that snow, ice and freezing temperatures will not damage your vehicle wrap. Rather, the build-up of salt and other road solutions will damage the graphics. To avoid deterioration, we recommend cleaning salt as soon as possible to prevent corrosion of the wrap. We talk more about how to properly wash your car wrap in this article.

With proper maintenance, car wrap can last through cold winter months without any issues. Your vehicle wrap supplier has the expertise to recommend the best solutions for your specific needs. If you would like to learn more about car wrap maintenance, our team would be delighted to assist you and answer any questions. Send us an email at to get your question answered.