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Car parts courier
Does your business need to send car parts to different locations in the UK or abroad? Then World Options can help. By using our online shipping portal, you can view discounted rates from some of the world’s largest shipping carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL & TNT.
However, there a few things to consider when importing or exporting car parts, as car parts come in different shapes and sizes, some courier companies may refuse to ship certain car parts if they don’t meet their packaging guidelines.
These include making sure that the parts do not contain oil or lubricants, and that the components have been fully drained of any liquids. In addition, the box the automotive parts will be shipped in has to be strong enough to support the weight of the auto part.
What type of car parts can I send?
Some car parts that businesses can send via World Options shipping partners include:
- Small Parts
- Classic Car Parts
- Manufacturer Specific Parts (Toyota Car Parts, BMW Car Parts, Honda Car Parts, Land Rover Car Parts, etc.)
How to pack car parts for shipping
- Make sure that the box is strong enough to take the weight of the car part through transit.
- Check that the car parts have been emptied of all fluids and oils.
- Wipe off any grease from the components.
- If required, dismantle the parts, so that they can be packaged individually.
- Wrap the parts in either bubble wrap or foam, making sure that any sharp edges are covered up.
- Cushion the parts and fill out any available space remaining inside the box with packing peanuts.
- Seal the box with adhesive tape.
- Mark the box with warning signs such as: ‘fragile” “handle with care” “caution: heavy package” “do not crush”
- Print and tape a shipping label onto the box.
Depending on the courier, metal parts and tires can be shipped without needing them to be packaged inside a box. To prepare tires for delivery, first deflate, then enwrap in cardboard. This will ensure that the tire won’t get stuck during processing or grip to a surface.
Packing Metal Parts
Exhaust pipes and bumpers, due to their uneven shapes will need cardboard taped around any sharp or pointed corners. Then the part will need to be covered tightly in protective film or bubble wrap. Once completed, add the shipping label to the flattest side of the part.
Packing glass components
Headlights, instrument displays, and items manufactured from the glass will need to be wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard, before being placed inside a box.
Packing Car Doors
Extra care needs to be taken with car door and panels, as they can sustain damage easily if packed incorrectly. Car doors should be sent in a re-enforced box, wrapped tightly in film, edges and trim protected with cardboard and any available space remaining in the box stuffed with packing peanuts or air pillows.
Wheels should be packed individually and not as a group of four. Strong boxes and a significant amount of filler will need to be used.
Hubcaps should be packed to the same specifications as car wheels –one by one in a durable box, with the box stuffed with protective filler. Cleaning fluids should not be placed together with hubcaps, as they are classified as a hazardous liquid and may discharge during delivery.
Bonnets can be a problematic item to send as boxes that the bonnet will be able to fit into can be hard to find. If you are unable to procure a box, then a wooden crate will be adequate.
Bumpers can be delivered without the need of a box. The edges of a bumper should be protected with cardboard or foam pieces and wrapped in layers of film.
Due to their fragile build, grilles should be wrapped in inches of bubble wrap and encased with enough filler, so that the grille does not move when in transit.
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