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.
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.).
*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
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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The majority of our international and domestic express parcel services will deliver from the very next working day. Usually ordering before 1100AM (UK) will allow the parcel to be collected from you the very same day.
Shipping updates can be provided multiple ways. SMS text messages will be sent to both sender's and recipient's (if requested), Likewise for email. The status and location of the parcel can be viewed online by using the tracking number.
We can offer delivery of expensive items such as watches, jewellery and collectables. What's more, we can also insure these items against loss, theft or in-transit damage for up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply).
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