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Do I need insurance for lettering on my car rear window?

Karen Griffin - Sunday, July 28, 2019

We wrote a post back in November 2017 about sign writing on vans, and customers refer to that a lot.

With so many people having one or more jobs - or portfolio careers as the politicians would have us believe - we are seeing more and more vehicles coming to us for lettering purely on the back window - either a full install or a self install.  And from just £40 why not?  The lettering lasts well and all that traffic you sit in gets a birds eye view of your business not to mention the added value when you park in a public place.

But is this free advertising?  Everything comes at a cost and it is not worth finding out the hard way.

Legally, as long as you can see behind you, using wing mirrors, your car could have its windows completely blacked out.  In reality, our vinyl lettering has no 'backing' so you do get clear vision around the lettering.  So legally there is nothing to stop you having vinyl lettering on your rear window.

rear car signwriting

Insurance is another matter and of course it differs from one company to another.  Sign writing is definitely a modification so you do need to contact them.

Some insurers believe that drivers with sign writing are more careful because they are promoting their own business and their contact details are on their car.

Others look at the hassle factor in case of an accident.  How to get the lettering replaced.  It is true that it is not easy to match another company's design and exact colouring of vinyl but our experience is that rear windows are usually totally scrapped so you get a clean slate to replace the lettering (unlike vans where you might be trying to match one panel to another but ending up having to remove existing and replace it all).

So do please ring your insurer but why not ask them to exclude the sign writing in event of a claim?  With a rear car decal being less than £50 it is hardly worth risking an increase to your premium in the case of an accident when it will possibly pay for itself so quickly with the local advertising you benefit from.

I got the vinyls on time and they were great! 
Thank you for your quick work, that was really appreciated!

LC, on receipt of her bespoke vinyl stickers

Thanks Karen, and thanks for organising this for me – I don’t know what I would do without you!

Fontwell Park Racecourse, EN
I have received my print thank you so much for such fast delivery.


AB, on receipt of car decal

Just to let u know that I received the vinyls this morning ok, and they all look really good many thanks.

DE, Perth on his vinyl lettering for a Burger van
Two words :
Banner = fabulous.
Again, thanks for the quick turnaround - very much appreciated.

JT from
Brill thank you so much i love it and thanks for taking the time to get it right for me so cant wait for it to arrive =]  thanks so much Karen
KC, on her new car decal
Thanks so much for the banners - the team were very impressed today!

MA, Whyke United Under 11s
 just wanted to write to say thank you very much for my wheel cover and lettering.  It looks fab!  I am hoping that people will see it around and that I’ll get lots of new customers.
SL, Cambridge Weight Plan
I have it!

That was extremely fast!!  I'm very impressed.

Thank you very much!

TS, Marwicks Brasserie, Bosham on receipt of banner

My dad has put the decal on and it looks great!  Too dark to take a picture now but will send one on soon. Thanks for your great customer service.

WF, on receipt of Hypnoslimmer Car Decal
Goodness knows what your workshop smells like, because these banners have rather an orange-y whiff to them now!
Wilderness Development, on receipt of re-stripped banners
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