Wheel stops are designed to help protect your vehicle and prevent low-impact collisions with objects such as walls or parked cars. Working alongside our wall corner guards, they are commonly installed in areas where vehicles are travelling at low speeds, such as garages, car parks, EV charging stations and loading docks to help reduce speed and stop accidental bumps.
We have a wide range of durable wheel stops and kerb ramps that are DVSA-approved and available in long (1650 mm) and short (560 mm) lengths. They are made from premium recycled rubber which is durable and weatherproof, whilst being gentle to car tyres – unlike metal or concrete solutions.
What are rubber wheel stops?
Wheel stops can also be known as parking stoppers or rubber parking kerbs. They are a cost-effective solution to preventing low-impact collisions and protecting vehicles and objects from damage.
Our wheel stops come with a highly visible, reflective yellow and black design to ensure they can always be seen. They are also made from heavy-duty rubber which can withstand even the heaviest load and will last for years to come.
Wheel stops are now essential for all EV charging stations to help reduce the risk of impact with the chargers. Not only do they prevent costly repairs, but they ensure the vehicle charging points remain active.
How to install wheel stops
Our wheel stops are quick and easy to install into concrete or tarmac using the shield anchor bolts provided. They are typically installed across the full length of a parking bay, or where wheels will generally be positioned. However, before securing them in place, you should check the following points for optimum safety and product longevity:
- Ensure the road surface is clean and undamaged
- Ensure a flat, even surface that is flush with the ramp
- The wheel stops should be installed horizontally (at an angle, they are likely to become damaged over time by vehicles)
Our large and small wheel stops contain everything you need for easy installation, including the exact amount of load-bearing shield anchor bolts needed to fasten the entire width.
To install, just mark the position of bolts, drill the required holes to the correct size, insert the fixing and then secure the wheel stop in place. It is advisable to drill some test holes first.
What is the standard height of a wheel stop?
Wheel stops range in height from 100 mm to 165 mm. This is to fulfil specific functions or requirements. For example, our HGV Wheel Chock is our tallest wheel stop at 165 mm, and is used by the DVSA in Authorised Testing Facilities. By contrast, our standard Rubber Wheel Stop measures at 110 mm and is used to prevent low-impact collisions and to offer guidance for parking.
What is the best material for a wheel stop or parking block?
Parking blocks are typically made from rubber or concrete. One advantage rubber parking blocks holds over concrete is that, while still durable, they do not cause damage to vehicles and can be relatively straightforward to install. All of our wheel stops, as well as our Heavy Duty Kerb Ramp, are made from recycled solid or moulded rubber.