Car Magnets

Get more mileage out of your marketing

• Semi-permanent & durable
• Fade-resistant magnets
• 0.85 mm with rounded corners
• Designed for metal surfaces only
• Best used in mild weather

Note: Follow the care & usage tips below to avoid damaging your vehicle.

Looking for a more permanent option? Car Door Decals

Need a hand? Get help from one of our designers.

8.7" x 11.5"
11.5" x 17.6"
10" x 20"
18" x 24"
12" x 24"
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Turn driving into advertising with custom car magnets.

Seeking a new way to build awareness about your business? Outfit your vehicles with personalized car magnets for quick and effective marketing on the go. Durable and weather-resistant, our magnetic signs can get your business name and logo noticed by pedestrians and other drivers –and they can help you make a strong first impression. Matching vehicle magnets are easy to add or remove, and they’re a great option if you want to create a consistent, branded look across multiple trucks, cars or vans.

To create your custom car magnet, start by picking your magnet size and placement: You may want to add branding to a side door, the back of a van – or even both. Then move onto designing, whether you prefer to upload a custom design or explore our assortment of fully customizable templates, with industry-specific options for real estate professionals, contractors, landscapers and more. Your design will be printed on a magnet 0.85 mm thick, and with its matte finish and fade-resistant UV ink printing, your magnetic signs will be ready to stand out wherever the roads take you.

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Instruction Guide

Follow the steps below to ensure your custom car magnet – and your vehicle – are ready to hit the road. This information will help prevent any debris on your vehicle from scratching the paint and damaging the surface. You’ll know your magnet is properly installed when it adheres to and is flat against the vehicle surface, without air bubbles. 


1. Clean
Clean the vehicle surface and magnetic back with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

2. Dry
Let both your vehicle surface and your car magnet air dry completely.

3. Apply
Apply the magnet to a flat, metallic surface without bumps, curves or rust.


These two steps will protect your vehicle surface from damage and debris.  


1. Clean the back of your car sign and vehicle surface weekly to protect it against debris build up

2. Use a damp cloth and mild detergent to protect the vehicle surface

Do Not Use

Follow these guidelines to extend the life of your magnet and protect the surface to which it’s applied.

  1. Remove your magnet before any professional car washes or power washing
  2. Do not use your vehicle magnet in extreme weather conditions 
  3. Failure to do so can result in permanent damage to the vehicle and magnet

 Note: Applying any material to a painted surface without following these application, care and usage instructions may result in damage to the surface. The tips above will extend the life of your magnet and protect the surface to which it’s applied. (See our terms and conditions for more information.)

Magnet Display: Side vs. Back Placement

Check out these tips to make sure your magnet (and business branding) gets noticed. 

side door car magnet from Vistaprint

Side Display

Park on the street? Make your magnet easy to spot as pedestrians and other cars pass by.
Back door Magnet

Back Placement

Is heavy traffic a regular part of your day-to-day? Give the drivers behind you something to look at.

Are car magnets right for you?

Vistaprint offers a variety of customizable car signs. Check out each option below. 

Car Magnets

5 sizes, up to 18” x 24”
• Magnet
Easy to take off & reapply
• Lasts up to 2 years

Best for: Short-term display

Car Door Decals

• 10 sizes, up to 24” x 36”
Solid vinyl film
• Apply once
Lasts up to 3 years

Best for: Long-term display

Car Window Decals

• 10 sizes, up to 24” x 36”
• Solid or perforated vinyl film
• Apply once
• Lasts up to 3 years

Best for: Side or back windows

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How thick are your vehicle magnets?
A: Each of our custom car magnets is 0.85 mm thick. 

Q: How strong is each magnet?
A: The magnetic strength is 90 lbs. per square foot.

Q: How long will my magnet last?
A: With proper care and use, custom car magnets can be used for about two years. At that point, we strongly recommend replacing your magnet to prevent it from falling off your vehicle while you drive.

Q: Should I match my car magnet to the color of my vehicle?
A: We recommend that you create an advertising magnet in a different (yet complementary) color. Not only does this help your magnet stand out to people, it’s the easiest way to create a consistent look across multiple vehicles of differing colors. Just make sure you keep your messaging and design simple and clear.

Q: Can I put a magnet on a new paint job?
A: No, you’ll want to wait for your paint to cure – and this is also the case with a new clear coat or wax job. The recommended wait time is 90 days for a new coat of paint, 60 days for a clear coat and 2 days for wax.

Q: Do your car magnets stick to all vehicles?
A: Like all magnets, our car magnets stick to ferromagnetic metals, including iron, steel, nickel and cobalt. They will not stick to aluminum, fiberglass, wood, plastic, etc. 

Q: How often should I remove the magnet from my vehicle?
A: We recommend removing your magnet weekly and cleaning the back of it and the exterior of your vehicle with a damp cloth and mild detergent. This will extend the longevity of your magnet and protect the vehicle surface from damage, moisture and debris build up.

Q: Will the car magnet remove the paint from my vehicle
A: Applying any material to a painted surface without following the instruction guide above may result in damage to the surface. (See our terms and conditions for more information.) 

Q: Can the vehicle magnet withstand all weather conditions?
A: We recommend not using the magnet during extreme weather conditions (temperatures exceeding 160° F or below -15° F).

Q: Do I need to remove the magnet before washing my car
A: Yes. We recommend removing it before any professional car washes or power washing to avoid damage to the vehicle surface. 

Q: Where and how should I place my magnet? 
A: Apply the magnet to a flat metallic surface, (without any bumps, curves or molding/rust). You will know the magnet is properly installed if it adheres to the surface, if there are no air bubbles between the magnet & the vehicle surface, and if the magnet (including the corners) is flat against the surface.

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