Wrapping a golf cart should provide you with a high level of protection that will keep your cart in great shape for quite some time.
However, some people may not be ready to pay for a cart wrap because they don’t know what benefits it will provide or how much it will cost overall.
Thankfully, it is fairly easy to understand the overall cost of wrapping a golf cart and how you can integrate this wrap onto your cart.
The following information should tell you everything you need to know about wrapping a cart and the various factors that will go into its overall pricing.
How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Golf Cart?
Wrapping a golf cart to protect it from wear and tear will vary in price according to a variety of different factors, but typically, the costs will range from about $185 to $350 or so.
The overall price will go up and down depending on elements like the size of your cart, its overall shape, the complexity of the wrap, and much more.
The brand of the wrap and the brand of the cart will also affect this factor and could cost you more money depending on what you want to spend.
Your installation time and many other aspects, such as the color of the wrap, the overall design, and much more, can all affect the cost.
Typically, you can usually adjust your wrap cost by changing some of these factors or by purchasing an inexpensive option that can provide you with the protection you need.
These elements will also change based on the cart you own, as some carts may have specific wrapping needs but others can use a more generic type.
Therefore, it is important to take all of these factors into account and to balance what you plan on spending on your wrap.
Your wrap will add quite a large amount of protection to your cart and keep it strong and secure in a variety of ways.
We’ll talk a bit more about these advantages and benefits of wrap ownership a little later in this article after we’ve examined the overall cost of your wraps.
In these next sections, we’ll discuss each of the factors that may influence the cost of your wrap and give you some insight into how much they may affect your cost.
The overall variations are typically quite small here, but they do matter.
There’s a good chance that your cart wrap could end up costing more or less, depending on how you tweak and adjust these elements.
Just as importantly, you may end up having to pay for repairs to your wrap if there are ever any breaks in its surface that need repair.
Thankfully, these fixes are usually quite inexpensive and don’t cost a lot of money to properly handle for most people.
Before you try them out, though, it is essential to make sure that you spend time examining these factors and to give yourself a little bit of a heads up before you begin.
Without taking the time to understand these factors, you’re likely to end up spending too much on a wrap and getting disappointed.
Alternatively, you may buy a wrap that isn’t right for your cart (not an uncommon mistake) and end up having to take it back or even throw it away.
Make sure that you pay attention to these factors to get the best results and to provide your golf cart with the long-term protection that it needs to avoid wearing down on you unexpectedly.
Factors That Affect Wrap Price
We’ll take a look at a handful of different elements that change your cart wrap’s price and help make it easier for you to understand why they matter so much for this process.
Most of these elements are quite simple to understand and require no specialized skills to properly manage to keep your cart wrap inexpensive.
Other factors may not be within your control, however, which could cause some confusion or even frustration for those who want to cut back on the cost of their cart wrap.
Just understand that there isn’t much you can do to stop the value effects of some of these elements unless you can change market costs for golf carts or other elements.
These out-of-control price-influencing factors are something that you just have to learn how to deal with as a cart owner.
Make sure that you’re ready for these elements before you end up buying a cart wrap.
Design Elements to Consider
When choosing a wrap for your golf cart, many design elements must be considered, as these can seriously affect how much your wrap costs for your cart.
Before you end up buying one of these wraps, it is important to seriously understand the different factors that may affect the design costs and the installation of your wrap:
- The size of your cart affects price, with larger carts costing more to properly wrap.
- The complexity of the cart and the wrap design will affect how much it costs.
- The branding of your vinyl may heavily affect the overall price.
- The installation time will often cause your price to go up if it takes longer than normal.
- The color, logo, textures, and other factors of the wrap also affect its price.
- The amount of vinyl needed to wrap your cart may affect the price of your wrap.
As you can see, a handful of these elements are things that you can control, such as what brand of wrap you purchase, the overall complexity of your design, and its ease of implementation.
Other elements, like the amount of vinyl and the installation time required for installation, are not within your control most of the time, so work with your expert to get the best results here.
Cart Brand Can Affect Price
There are many types of golf cart brands on the market, and each has different types of golf cart wraps that help to protect their vehicles.
We took a look at the Big Three manufacturers and two other cart builders to get an idea of how their branding may drive up wrap price or bring it down:
- Club Car makes a fully customizable cart that often requires a specialized wrap to meet all of its specific wrap needs.
- E-Z-GO is a very user-friendly design with a simple design, which is often why these wraps cost less for many cart owners.
- Yamaha is a very popular carting brand known for being inexpensive, and its cart wraps are similar in that they don’t cost much.
- Garia carts are considered fairly luxurious golf carts, and their wraps are the same in that they will cost quite a bit more than you might have expected.
- Polaris golf carts are designed for eco-friendly and stylish looks, meaning that their wraps are often surprisingly expensive compared to others.
All of these factors will inevitably affect how much your cart wrap costs, so make sure that you pay attention to the overall value of your cart when buying a wrap.
Though there are some carts that may be adaptable with multiple wraps (and more inexpensive and generic options) many more are brand-specific, meaning they must be properly matched.
Other Factors That Affect Wrap Price
A handful of other pricing factors may affect how much you pay for a golf cart wrap, and they must be fully understood before you invest in one of these wraps for your carts.
These elements are things that typically affect all golf cart wrap pricing and must be fully understood before you make any type of purchase.
- Type of wrap, as total exterior wraps will cost much more than partial wraps on a specific part.
- Whether the installation is eco-friendly or cost-efficient by design.
- When a wrap is out of print or rarely used by a manufacturing company.
- The type of installation process used to add it to a cart properly.
All of these factors will change how much you are charged for your golf cart wrap and can affect the overall price of your golf cart if it gets valued after you install the wrap on the vehicle.
Before you buy a wrap or decide that they aren’t right for you, it is probably a good idea to understand why people get them in the first place and what benefits they offer you.
Why Install a Cart Wrap?
There are many different reasons golf cart owners will choose to add wraps to their cart, each of which provides a handful of different benefits, including how a properly installed golf cart wrap:
- Protects against wear-and-tear damage.
- Costs very little to install.
- Utilizes an eco-friendly design.
- Is easier than painting.
- Decreases cart maintenance.
- Boosts carts resale value.
All of these benefits (including a higher level of personalization) make golf cart wraps an excellent choice for most cart owners, especially those who plan on keeping their carts for a long time.