How to Send Car Parts by Courier


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At Overland Express, we send many car parts, from wing mirrors and headlights, through to alloy wheels, tyres and exhausts.

When packing your items for shipping, there are a few things to consider, ensuring that your car parts arrive in the same condition that you sent them in.

Any parts that contain oil or petrol, or other hazardous liquids must be drained and cleaned of any residue before sending.

For items such as headlights, wing mirrors, or fragile items, select a box large enough that the item can be placed in the centre of the box, with adequate space around the item for packing. Wrap the item with several layers of bubble wrap and tape it securely in place. Make sure that any sharp edges are well protected and that no corners or edges are touching the sides of the box.

If sending multiple items within the same box, make sure that you leave adequate space between each item.

When sending alloy wheels or tyres, you can refer to our alloy wheel and tyre packing guidelines.

For larger items, such as gear boxes, bonnets and doors, a pallet is a better option. Please allow 24 hours notice for any pallets and be prepared to assist the driver with loading, for any item weighing more than 30 kg. The maximum length that we can carry is 250 cm.

If sending car parts outside of the EEC, you will need to enclose a commercial invoice, detailing the items being sent and their value. We can provide you with all the necessary customs paperwork.

If you need a reputable and cheap courier for car parts, then have a look at Overland Express, visit our send car parts by courier page to get a quote now.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overland Express customer services team on +44 (0) 20 8977 2777 or Email us at


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