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How Much Is a Full Van Wrap UK?

How Much Is a Full Van Wrap UK

Vehicle wraps are a popular and extremely beneficial customisation that can help to protect your vehicle, and preserve it. But does the cost of a wrap vary between the kind of vehicle?

In this blog, we will answer the question ‘How much is a full van wrap in the UK?’

The UK automotive aftermarket industry is thriving, ranking fourth in Europe and ninth in the world in terms of size, and turning over an annual £21.1 billion.

The sector supports 345,600 jobs and contributes £12.2 billion each year to the economy. And it is growing: the sector’s value is set to rise to £28 billion by 2022.

That’s why we at Car Specialist Customs are here to provide you with all the information you require to get the best car customisation possible, whilst being as informed as possible.

Are there any laws regarding vehicle wraps?

Are there any laws regarding vehicle wraps?

At the moment, there are no specific laws regarding vehicle wraps. This means there is quite a bit of freedom in what you get, as long as they do not cover the windscreens, windows and lights, as they have their own laws.

Despite this, if your vehicle wrap changes the appearance of your vehicle, you must inform your insurer and the DVLA. Although there are no specific laws about vehicle wraps, any wraps that have a custom design that some may find offensive, such as obscene imagery or offensive language, can get you in trouble with the authorities.

Should there be laws on vehicle wraps?

This is a personal opinion to whomever it applies to. Although things have been relatively fine as they are, certain rules that can be enforced have the potential to help the aftermarket customisation sector, as well as help to protect customers from subpar wraps. These rules could be:

  • A vehicle wrap must be installed or authorised by a legally certified installer. By giving them the ability to authorise a wrap, it does not stop individuals for attempting it themselves, but there is a chance they would have to do it again if it is incorrect.
  • A vehicle wrap must have a minimum standard that all installers must adhere to, which essentially means that there is no space or consideration given to low-quality vehicle wraps.
  • Applying a clear vehicle wrap beforehand should be encouraged for rented/hired vehicles at the expense of the provider. This helps them to protect their investment, and gives a level of comfort for the person driving.
  • Vehicle wraps that have offensive or obscene language/imagery (unless it is done for entertainment purposes, such as for a film) should not be installed.

How much is a full van wrap UK?

How much is a full van wrap UK-2

In the UK, there is no set cost on a full van wrap, as there are multiple factors that can affect the pricing, this can include…

  • The size of the van.
  • The kind of wrap being applied, custom designs, will likely be more expensive.
  • The individual rates set out by the wrapping installers.
  • Material quality. If the wrap has a special finish, it can increase the cost.

Understandably, it may be confusing or even daunting to know how to find the best price for your full van wrap, however, as long as you try to do the following, you will be well-prepared.

  • Obtain multiple quotes from various installers.
  • Find examples of their work, sometimes they can provide pictures on request.
  • Try to negotiate. This can be made easier the more quotes you have available.
  • Be specific with what you want regarding the wrap.

Additionally, take note of how the installer speaks to you. If they are reluctant to provide any critical information such as the type of wrap they use, or are rude and dismissive, then it would be wise to avoid such a business.

Is a full van wrap worth it?

Absolutely, regardless of the type of vehicle wrap you go for, you reap the benefits provided by the wrap, which we will briefly list below.

  • Clear vehicle wrap / Paint protection film : Protects against UV rays, light scratches, dirt, and rain. Leaves a glossy finish.
  • Coloured vehicle wrap : Provides the aforementioned benefits, whilst also changing the colour of your vehicle to your choice. (You must inform your insurer and the DVLA of this change).
  • Custom vehicle wrap: Has all the benefits previously highlighted, whilst also displaying an original or personal design that reflects your personality. This is also a great option for business owners to advertise their services.

As long as you visit and use the services of an experienced installer with good quality vehicle wraps, this investment has the potential to last for a number of years.

Can any van get a full wrap?

No. There are certain vans that will not be able to get a full or even partial wrap. These are…

  • Government vehicles that are in operation (Police, ambulance etc).
  • Vans that have dents in the body.
  • Vans that already have extensive paint damage.
  • Vans that have recently been painted.
  • Vans whose owners do not provide any of the required identification to authorise the wrap.

What is the best way of getting a van wrapped?

Going through an established vehicle modifier is the best way to get your vehicle wrapped. This is because their experience, along with the equipment they have on hand, leads to less room for any error.

Car Specialist Customs holds combined years of experience in wrapping vehicles of various shapes and sizes, Our wraps have a warranty for 3 years, ensuring quality and longevity. We have one of the most professional vehicle wrapping processes.

So when we wrap your vehicle, we make sure to…

  1. Discuss what kind of wrap you want, and where you would like it.
  2. Measure the vehicle / relevant areas where the wrap will be applied.
  3. Clean the vehicle / relevant areas before applying
  4. Begin our process of application to your vehicle
  5. Inform you of any maintenance / dos and don’ts when it comes to the longevity of the wrap.

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How Car Specialist Customs Can Help You

Our team members at Car Specialist Customs are extremely passionate and proud of the multiple services and products we provide for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:



Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!

We will always go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.

See what we can do for you today, we hope the details we shared have helped you decide to take a step forward in personalising your vehicle with our unique service.

In this blog, we aimed to have answered the question, ‘How much is a full van wrap in the UK?’ Whilst also providing supplementary information that can help you make an informed choice when it comes to investing in customisation options for your vehicle.

Want to get in touch? You can find us right here:


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Caldershaw Centre

Ings Ln


OL12 7LQ


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Thursday – Closed

Friday to Sunday – 11 AM—7 PM


07523 971347 (Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm)


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