When your car gets dirty, which is inevitable, so will the magnet. We know that was obvious, but cleaning a magnetic sign is super simple. In fact, you can do it with any household cleaner (like Windex) and a soft cloth. All you have to do is wipe down the sign and it’s good to go! But then that leaves the rest of the car dirty, doesn’t it? Then it is time to run your car through the nearest car-wash. Just remember to remove the magnet before you pass through; the brushes won't be too kind.
This might be a great reason why you should consider magnets as an alternative to the decal. You can simply remove any magnet in seconds! The same can’t be said about decals. When you need to clean the car, or if you are going out on a date, you can easily remove your magnet for the time period and when you are ready to get back to advertising you can slap them back on and be good to go. Something to also keep in mind is if you will be allowed to advertise in certain locations. For instance, if you live in a gated neighborhood you might want to check the homeowners rules for that area. Some organizations won’t allow personal advertising, even if they are parked in their own driveway. If you have a decal this is going to be a big problem.
If you have a small budget for advertising, than you need to choose the most cost effective method for gaining customers. Magnets are economical for what you get; you get to advertise wherever you go, they are cheaper then buying a vehicle wrap, and they last long-term. Say you decide to sell your current vehicle, do you think you are getting that decal back? Not so much, but a magnet can be removed and put on your new vehicle.
There are very few cons to getting car magnets. If you didn’t properly wash your car they can fall off very easily. If you are driving on the highway at crazy fast speeds, you can consider that a loss of an investment. Depending on your vehicle, the magnets may not stick to the car. Make sure to check if you have fiberglass doors before purchasing. And of course, they can easily be stolen. I don't know why anyone would steal a magnet with your phone number on it, but it could happen. When you are making the decision to advertise your business, you have a few options for cost effectiveness and large coverage. You can either go with decal or a magnet. While decals have their merits, it is safe to say that you should highly consider a magnet.