City Vehicle Wraps: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?

Graphics for municipal vehicles serve a greater purpose than you might think. Not only do they let people know who you are, they position your city as a safe and appealing place to live. The Decal Source is North Carolina’s expert on municipal vehicle graphics and wraps. As a leading graphics provider to NASCAR, we have the skills and materials to take your city vehicles from simple to striking.

WHO needs municipal vehicle graphics?

Any city or town can benefit from consistent branding across their vehicle fleets. We have applied everything from full wraps to basic lettering on a wide variety of government vehicles, including:

  • Ambulances
  • Police cars and trailers
  • Fire engines
  • Garbage trucks
  • Maintenance trucks
  • Parks and recreation vehicles
  • Shuttle buses
  • Street sweepers
  • And other city-owned vehicles

WHAT are municipal graphics made of?

We use high-quality, durable 3M vinyl for all city vehicle wraps. You can choose from reflective or non-reflective vinyl, depending on the desired level of visibility. (For example, police vehicles may require highly reflective lettering for safety.) Every 3M graphic is applied by our certified installers and backed by a five-year warranty. However, if well cared for, your vehicle graphics can last much longer.

WHEN should we update our vehicles?

If your vehicle graphics look outdated, worn, or simply don’t exist, it’s time to think about a revamp for the fleet. Furthermore, if your city has updated its official logo or seal, your vehicles should reflect the most current look. It can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months to get a fleet fully updated, so consider the time frame that makes the most sense for you and your city’s budget.

WHERE do most cities display their graphics?

This all depends on the purpose of the vehicle and desired level of visibility. Some government-owned vehicles just need a simple door decal, while others require full bumper-to-bumper wraps for high impact. We also offer half or quarter wraps, providing a clean and professional look for a lower cost than a full. But keep in mind, full wraps are a great way to protect newer vehicles from everyday dings, and can uphold the value of your department’s fleet.

WHY should our city consider vehicle graphics?

When you think of graphics and wraps, you may think of marketing and advertising. With tight budgets, governments tend to push vehicle identification tools to the back burner, using the logic, “We don’t need to advertise.” Although marketing is not a priority, eye-catching vehicle graphics can be great relational tools, fostering awareness and respect among your local citizens.

HOW can we get started?

Simply contact The Decal Source to learn more about municipal vehicle wraps for your city. Our team works with government officials, police forces, fire departments, rescue squads, and more. We’ll listen to your needs and present options that fit your budget. You have important work to do, so we’ll take it from there, designing, printing, and installing your graphics under one roof.

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