Being one of the most customizable vehicles on planet earth, it’s no surprise that Jeep Wrangler owners can choose to have their rides wrapped if they want to change their looks a little bit (or a lot). We’re not talking about wrapping your Wrangler like a Christmas present, either, we’re talking about full-fledged vinyl wrapping.

Yet, something that serious is always going to ponder the thought of the cost. So, how much to wrap a Jeep Wrangler? That’s kind of a loaded question because there are several factors that can cause the price to fluctuate one way or the other. So, with so much to cover (no pun intended) we need to get this bad boy rolling right now.

What is the concept of wrapping a car?

We could easily assume that if you’ve come here today you already know what wrapping a car entails, but we still wanted to briefly explain it for those who are unaware. In the easiest and shortest of explanations, wrapping a car means covering it with a sheet of vinyl.

However, there are so many different ways to customize the wrap that you have put on (or put on yourself) that it makes it a very enticing option for anyone looking to change the look of their Wrangler (or any car that’s being wrapped).

Should you paint or wrap your Jeep Wrangler?

It’s the million-dollar question, right? Should you paint or wrap your Wrangler? Well, we’re here to detail the cost of the latter, but it’s still worthwhile to talk about the cost of the former, though we’re not going to get into the pros and cons of painting versus wrapping.

Generally speaking, choosing to paint your Wrangler is going to be more costly than wrapping. We say that because several factors will still be in play but wrapping is generally referred to as the more affordable option. So, in other words, if your budget is tight and money is the most important factor, wrapping will probably be the better choice for you.

How much does it cost to wrap a Jeep Wrangler?

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All that being said above, you’re here to learn about the cost of wrapping your Wrangler. So, let’s dive into that right now. How much to wrap a Jeep Wrangler? The price can vary…a lot. It’s not uncommon to have the price be as low as $1300 and as high as just under $5000.

Kind of a vague answer, yeah? The reason the answer is so vague is that a multitude of dynamic factors are going to come into play. We’ve said that a few times already, haven’t we? Let’s dive into that a little further and look at some of those so-called dynamic factors:

  • The size of your Wrangler: This one’s pretty simple but it still needs to be said. Depending on the size of your Wrangler, the price will either be more or less. The more coverage that’s needed to wrap, the higher the cost is going to be.
  • The type and brand of vinyl wrapping: On top of there being several different types of vinyl wrapping that you can choose from (such as cast, calendared, and protective), there are also a number of different brands out there too. As with virtually everything else on the market, the brand you choose will alter the price.
  • The design of the wrap: One of the reasons why wrapping is such a popular choice for vehicle owners is due to the customization options. From the colors to the patterns to the images, the overall design of the wrap you choose is going to vary. Naturally, these types of elements are going to alter the price one way or the other.
  • The market you’re in: It’s not as if each car shop in the world is going to charge the same price to wrap your Wrangler. Depending on where you live, the market there may be higher or lower regarding price. Additionally, from shop to shop where you live, the price will probably vary. Our advice is to get some quotes around your area to get an idea of the cheapest price if you want the wrapping to be professionally done.
  • The year of your Wrangler: Yep, even the year of your ride can alter the price. Even the color of your Wrangler is going to make a difference. So many factors come into play.

Ways to protect your wrap from the elements

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How much to wrap a Jeep? It’s most likely not going to be cheap no matter how you slice it. So, if you’re going to wrap your Wrangler, it makes sense to do everything in your power to make the wrapping last as long as possible. One way to do that is to keep your Wrangler out of the elements as much as you possibly and realistically can, and the biggest issue is with that big ball of fire in the sky.

Be wary of the sun! The sun is kind of important for us as humans, but it can also be problematic in many different ways. One such way is with your Wrangler after a really nice wrapping job. Direct sunlight is going to cause the wrap to fade a lot quicker. So, either by storing it in a garage, under a carport, or even just covering it with a car cover, find a way to keep it out of direct sunlight as often as you can.

How long will the wrap last?

As with price, many factors will come into play here. If cared for properly, a vinyl wrap could last up to 10 years. Yet, speaking for most, up to five years is probably what can be expected regarding longevity.

Final thoughts

How much to wrap a Jeep Wrangler? When accounting for the equipment, labor, and all that good stuff, the average cost is going to be right around $1000 to $2000 most likely. Again, though, as mentioned in this post, so many elements can alter that. At the very least, it should give you an idea of what to expect.

Basically, it’s not going to be a cheap project and it’s something that should be planned out and thought out intensively. Speaking of projects for your Wrangler, what about lifting it? How much would that process cost you? Hmm, that might just be something that you have to find out! Cheers, everyone!