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Alloy Wheel Courier

We offer the lowest rates when it comes to alloy wheel shipping and tyre delivery within the UK, from only £32.99 to send 4 complete wheels and tyres.

Overland Express are the specialists when you need an alloy wheel shipping service within the UK. We offer some of the lowest rates available for sending tyres and for alloy wheel delivery. Please continue reading to find out how to send alloy wheels, or for the delivery of tyres. All of our services are fully tracked and include collection and delivery, door to door and in most cases, are delivered on the next working day.

To send tyres and alloy wheels, simply locate the option that matches what you need to send from the quote tool above, then press the order button.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging (except for tyres only) due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

When sending wheels and tyres, they must be packed appropriately. RIMS/RIMS and TYRES (alloy or steel) must be boxed, or wrapped in cardboard. No exposed bubble wrap or shrink wrap. TYRES can be wrapped in bubble wrap or shrink wrapped, but must be packaged individually - there is no requirement to box these. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the packages being returned to you, and a £10.00 collection fee being deducted. Please read our notes on avoiding surcharges, before sending wheels and tyres with us.

If you are taking out additional insurance cover (exclusions apply), or the wheels are new or refurbished, please follow our packing advice below, as the insurers will reject any claim where the wheels are insufficiently packed. We can also insure tyres.

Please read our advice on securely packing alloy wheels before freight, which can be found below.

General Restrictions

Packages will be weighed at the national hubs and anything overweight or oversized will attract a significant surcharge. Health and Safety regulations prevent the manual handling of anything over 30kg by the courier company employees. Anything that exceeds 30kg will need to be collected by the sender in person from one of the national hubs (not local depot). There will be an administrative surcharge to pay when collecting anything over the safe handling weight of 30kg.

It is prohibited to send the following rims, tyres or rims and tyre combinations through this service:

4 x 4 vehicles (examples: Land Rover, Range Rover, BMW X5, Audi Q7, Jeep etc.).

Vans (examples: Mercedes Sprinter, VW Transporter* etc.).

Minibuses (examples: Ford Transit*, etc.).

Tractor Wheels.

*Check our calculator based on the exact specifications you wish to send, smaller wheels may be acceptable.

Service Areas for Alloy Wheel Collection and Delivery

This service, both the collection and the delivery of alloy wheels and tyres, is for the mainland United Kingdom and local minor islands only**. Therefore, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and some of the Scottish Highlands and Islands are excluded from wheel shipping. Please see exact excluded areas below.

Specific Excluded Postal Codes (Scotland):

HS (all), IV41 to IV56, KA27 to KA29, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA40 to PA88, PH42 to PH44 and ZE (all).

Specific Excluded Postal Codes (Rest of UK):

BT (All), IM (All), JE (All) and GY (All).

**Whilst some locations such as areas of the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles are available, they will attract a remote area surcharge.

How to Send Car Wheels by Courier


Bubble wrap
Parcel tape
Double walled cardboard box

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

The most important thing to consider when you send car wheels is that they must be well protected for shipping. All rims and rims and tyres combinations, must be individually boxed, or wrapped in cardboard.

Pay particular attention to the rims, as these can be easily damaged in transit. When packing, cover the rims with a thick layer of cardboard, carpet, or bubble wrap, secured with parcel tape to hold it in place. Attaching cardboard to each rim will help prevent any damage to them during transport.

The next step is to wrap the entire wheel in bubble wrap, we would recommend using 2 to 3 layers of the larger bubble type, as it offers more protection when sending alloy wheels, again using parcel tape to secure the bubble wrap in place. As a guide, if the wheel was dropped from waist height, the bubble wrap must provide sufficient protection to avoid damage.

Once wrapped in bubble wrap, they need to be boxed, or wrapped in cardboard. Please use new double walled boxes, used boxes offer less protection.

When choosing a box, double walled boxes are always better. If you cannot obtain the correct sized box, you can wrap them in cardboard, securely fixed with parcel tape. If there is any space left inside the box, this can be filled with additional bubble wrap, polystyrene loose fill, or screwed up newspaper. The idea is that the wheel cannot move around inside the box during transport.

Once the box has been filled, you can then seal it with parcel tape. Again, make sure that there is sufficient tape used, ensuring that the box does not come open during transit.

Rims must be boxed, or wrapped in cardboard and cannot be sent just using shrink wrap or bubble wrap. Once boxed, the outer box must not be shrink wrapped, as this snags the conveyors, plain cardboard only.

Now that the packing is complete, you just have to attach an address label to each box. Our included insurance cover is up to £50.00, with additional cover available up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply).

TYRES are acceptable in packaged bubble wrap, cellophane or shrink wrap and are not required to be boxed or wrapped in cardboard. All Tyres to be wrapped individually, in pairs, unless sending one. Please use some form of wrapping, such as cling film, shrink wrap, or bubble wrap, as the parcel labels do not stick to rubber very well and there is a chance that they could come off during transit.

If you need a reliable and cheap courier when you send alloy wheels, why not take a look at our competitive rates, get an immediate quote now.

Please read some of our frequently asked questions when sending car wheels, which can be found below.

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Feline Guitars have been using this small company for a number of years and always had great service and competitive pricing. We had previously used UPS directly till it got to be hard work to communicate with them. The personal attention and help that you can get in an industry that is increasingly automated and hands-off is a welcome thing to have.

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Southwell Guitars have been using Overland Express for some years now for sending our guitars worldwide. Most major courier companies do not insure musical instruments but Overland Express have an insurance service that specialise in musical instrument insurance, giving my customers and me peace of mind. I also like that Stuart and Tim are always easy to contact if there are any questions or If I need any help. This was especially helpful after the chaos created by Brexit and the Covid pandemic. Overland Express are my first choice when I am sending guitars, something I do on a regular basis and recommend them to anyone.
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I've been using Overland Express now for a number of years. As I send a good number of both electric and acoustic guitars every year, I wanted to find a company that offered reasonable shipping and insurance rates that guaranteed to cover guitars against loss or damage to their true value. Step forward Stuart and Overland Express. They offer top couriers and reasonable insurance costs to send guitars worldwide. In all the time I've used them I've never once had an issue. Service is quick, reliable and it is a real bonus you are able to contact someone quickly who will deal with issues should any arise. Highly recommended.
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Why Choose Overland Express?

Cost Effective

Some of our competitors supply budget services at a fraction of the cost cheaper than our premium services, budget services can take up to 5 days to deliver vs overnight for our services, which means your customers are more likely to return, all for the sake of a couple of pounds.

Quote in Seconds

The only information that we require to provide a quotation are the sender's and recipient's postcode along with the dimensions of the parcel. We don't ask for your email address at this early stage as we have no intention of sending follow up emails should you leave before completing the booking.

Express Services

UPS, DHL, DPD, Parcel Force, APC, FedEx to name but a few courier providers that we have a working relationship with. These providers do fluctuate depending on what offers they can provide us with and the level of satisfaction that our customers have received from these parcel delivery companies.

Online Updates

The whereabouts of your parcel delivery can be instantly tracked by entering the tracking number into our courier partners web-site (links can be found on this site). The status is usually updated at every significant stage, which will allow you clearly see when the parcel has reached its final destination.

High Value Items

High value items are always risky to send by courier, some providers will not even accept such items let alone insure them. We offer both, we can ship expensive items worldwide and provide insurance up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply) for just 2.00% of the items declared value.

Customer Assistance

Our UK call centre based customer support team are available to take your telephone call or answer your email questions on working days between 0830hrs and 1730hrs UK time. We also have a live chat facility on this web-site which is available at the same times as the call centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is the best courier for alloy wheels?
A. We deliver alloy wheels and tyres on the next working day, throughout the UK mainland. If you book before 17:00, we will collect the next working day. If booked after 17:00, they will be collected a day later. When booking over the weekend, collection will be on the Tuesday, assuming that the Monday is not a bank holiday, in which case, collection would be on the Wednesday. We deliver alloy wheels and tyres on the next working day, throughout the UK mainland.

Q. How to pack alloy wheels for posting?
A. Before you send alloy wheels with us, please take some time to read our wheel packing information page. That way it will ensure that your wheels arrive in the same condition as when you sent them.

Q. What are my collection and delivery options when sending alloy wheels?
A. If you provide us with an email address for the delivery point, you will receive an email advising of a 2 hour delivery time slot. This can be sent by SMS to your mobile phone if you prefer. You can also use our Pinpoint service to see the exact location of your driver. Simply enter your consignment number and delivery postcode, click to view the map and our regularly updated map will PinPoint the delivery driver's current stop, and how close the driver is to the delivery destination!

Q. How much does an alloy wheel weigh?
A. We have calculated all the weights and sizes for you. You just simply enter your wheel details into our quote tool.

Q. Can I insure alloy wheels when shipping?
A. We can fully insure your alloy wheels and tyres. Please take a look at our packing requirements before sending alloy wheels.