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Here’s some advice on preparing and packaging your car parts to get you started.
Remove all liquids
You’ll need to remove all liquids for transit. If there are certain parts you are unable to empty of liquids, make sure they won’t leak during transit.
Engines should be professionally cleaned to remove all residual fuel, oil or grease. There must not be any combustible, inflammable or corrosive materials in your shipment.
Use a strong box, a crate or a pallet
As a general rule, you should always use a strong box—double-walled cardboard is preferable—but this is especially the case with heavy or fragile parts.
The size of the box should be appropriate for the parts, not too big or too small.
If your car parts are too large for a box, use a crate or a pallet. If using a pallet, ensure that each piece is strapped securely to the pallet and protected using a wooden frame.
Pad your parts
You need 5-6cm of padding between each item in your consignment, and between your items and the walls of the box. Use bubblewrap, kraft paper or loose fill polystyrene.
Take care to cushion any sharp edges or corners as these are the most likely parts to get damaged or to damage the box and other consignments.
Please consult our list of prohibited and restricted items before shipping items of any kind. Seat belts (or more specifically, seat belt pretensioners) are prohibited items.
Get in touch for advice
If you’re looking to ship car parts and you need a little help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team. Call us on 0345 145 1212, email [email protected], or use Live Chat. Our office hours are 8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday.