Car wraps are a way to make money just by driving your car. Advertisers pay to place ads on your car in hopes of reaching their target market. There are requirements you need to meet to be eligible for a car wrap opportunity and you have to pay for your own gas and insurance. Some advertisers require you to own a specific car model, as well, because they have cutouts designed for those vehicles:

First Step


Fill out an application at one of the advertising companies that promotes auto car wraps such as Ad Smart if you live within the areas they need drivers with clean driving records. For example, Ad Smart is looking for drivers who own Volkswagen Beetles or Nissan Xterras and live within 50 miles of the current listed locations.

Second Step

Prepare to drive at least 800 miles a month. Auto wrap advertisers expect you to install a GPS system so they can track the number of miles you drive in order to continue earning the fee that can range from $350 to $400 a month.

Third Step

Choose partial car wraps on a portion of your car and earn less money. According to “Time” magazine, Autowraps.com or Blue Media pay drivers $250 a month for driving around with a partial wrap.

You can get your own vinyl car wraps made to fit your vehicle and advertise your own business. It’s a new twist on the painted advertisements or magnetic ad panels that are popular with small business owners.

Since there are so many drivers who want to be paid to advertise on their cars, some companies charge a fee to sit on a waiting list. Just like any other online scams, it’s best to avoid paying upfront fees for work.

Car Wraps for Advertisement

There are two different types of car wraps: digitally printed car wraps and pre-cured car wraps. Digitally printed ones are designed on a computer and printed on a wide-format printer, whereas pre-cured ones come in a variety of solid colors and textured films.

There are two different categories of car wraps wrap films: calendared and cast. Calendared vinyl is thicker than cast and usually contains a more aggressive adhesive, whereas cast vinyl is highly conformable, repositionable and clean-removing. Both categories of films can be used for digitally printed car wraps or pre-cured ones, however, we strongly believe that calendared films should never be used in vehicle wrap applications. We’re going to emphasize that point again because it’s one of the most important things you need to understand about wraps: calendared films should not be used to wrap vehicles.

If you’re researching vehicle car wraps providers, make sure you ask them to list the brand and product specifications in their quotes so you know what you’ll be getting. That way you can be sure you’re comparing apples to apples if getting quotes from multiple providers. And remember, even though they are a lot cheaper initially, you don’t want to make the mistake of purchasing a vehicle wrap that is done with a calendared film because it will end up costing you a lot more once it fails and you have to have it replaced.

In deciding design, pay attention to the car wraps you see on the road and you’ll start to see a noticeable difference between those with good designs and those with bad designs. When you see ones you like, snap a picture so you can share them with us. When you see ones you don’t like, snap a picture so you can laugh at it later. Contact us for more information!