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These terms and conditions form the basis on which you can visit and use this website. Please read them carefully as they contain important information.

General terms and conditions
This website is owned and operated by Kettering Motorist Centre Ltd (company registration number: 4485858) operating at Trafalgar Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8DB (the "MOT Centre", the "Company", "we" or "us"). If you have any queries about these terms and conditions or if you have any comments or complaints on or about this website, you can contact us at [email protected] or 01536 410142.

The website is to promote and offer for sale the products and services of Kettering Motorist Centre Limited.

1. The contract between us
This website does not take payment for products or services online. The website enables you to view products and services online and to make a booking for later delivery and payment. The vehicle and provision of other products and services promoted by this website and the payment by you of the price of those products and services will take place at the MOT Centre. The booking does not constitute a contract.

The booking process on the site provides details of the booked MOT order. Please take the time to read and check your booking. It is your responsibility to make sure the order is correct and for the correct vehicle.

2. Ownership of rights
All rights, including copyright, in this website are owned by or licensed to the Company. Any use of this website or its contents, including copying or storing it or them in whole or part, other than for your own personal, non commercial use, is prohibited without our permission. You may not modify, distribute or repost anything on this website for any purpose.

3. Accuracy of content
We have taken care in the preparation of the content of this website, in particular to ensure that prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing and that all goods have been fairly described. However, bookings will only be accepted if there are no material errors in the description of the goods or their prices as advertised on this website. Any weights, dimensions and capacities given about the goods are approximate only.

4. Damage to your computer
We try to ensure that this website is free from viruses or defects. However, we cannot guarantee that your use of this website or any websites accessible through it will not cause damage to your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure that the right equipment is available to use the website. Except in the case of negligence on our part, we will not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise to computer equipment as a result of using this website.

5. Availability
All bookings are subject to acceptance and availability. If the MOT date you have requested are is not available, the Centre will contact you by e-mail or phone. You will have the option either to wait until another slot is available or to cancel your booking.

6. Booking errors
You are able to correct errors on your booking up to the point on which you click on “Place Booking” during the booking process.

7. Price
The prices payable for goods that you order are as set out in our website. All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering information, errors and omissions excepted.

Whenever it is not possible to accept your booking to buy goods of the specification and description at the price indicated, the MOT Centre will advise you by email or phone or when you visit the centre.

8. Payment terms
You will be required to pay for the goods or services to the Centre at time of a completed MOT.

9. Delivery charges

10. Cancellation
The MOT Centre reserves the right to cancel the booking if:

10.1 There is insufficient stock to deliver the goods you have booked.

10.2 One or more of the goods you booked was listed at an incorrect price.

If your booking is cancelled the Centre will notify you by e-mail or phone.

You have the right to cancel your booking at any time up to the point of the MOT. If you do cancel your booking you should inform the centre by phone.

11. Liability
Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

12. Notices
Unless otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, all notices from you to us must be in writing and sent to our contact address given above and all notices from us to you will be displayed on our website from time to time.

13. Changes to legal notices
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time and you should look through them as often as possible.

14. Law, jurisdiction and language
This website, any content contained therein and any contract brought into being as a result of usage of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

15. Invalidity
If any part of these terms and conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.

16. Privacy
You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy

17. Third party rights
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to, nor shall it confer any rights on a third party.



Brake replacement and service!

Brakes are undoubtly a very important part of a car, Your brakes often require an inspection, maintenance or repair. During the inspection we can look for a nuber of signs to give us an idea of the condition of your brakes.


What we look for :

  • Brake pad and discs thickness, to estimate the time in which the brakes have a servicable life left.
  • Scoring or disc corrosion, This can be evident if the brakes are graitey or grinding. The discs condition is one of the first places to look.
  • We look at the colour of the disc. Both red or blue tints could indicate a brake that is binding on and getting too hot.
  • We look for fluid leaks, The brake system is a sealed system, there fore should not require you to top up the brake fluid. 
  • We can check for brake discs warps in one of our 2 brake rolling road testers.
  • Brake lines sould be free of corrosion with no kinks and secured to the chassis firmly
  • The brake flexi pipes are rubber pipes with metal ends, We check these for perishing and corrosion.
  • The brake pedal its self should not sink under pressure when the engine is off. 


All of the above are common problems with modern day car braking systems that are found on an inspection. However when driving the car you maynot be aware of these. Brakes should be inspected if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • A grinding noise when the brakes are applied
  • The car pulls to one side when the brakes are applied
  • The brake pedal feels like it depresses further than normal
  • A squeal noise, which either appears or dissapears when the brakes are applied
  • Rear wheels locking up on braking
  • A loss of braking effort when braking from a high speed. 
  • Brake fluid level low 
  • hand brake light comes on round corners or stays on
  • If there is a vibration when the brakes are depressed
  • If the hand brake comes up high or doesnt hold


One of the questions we often get asked is 'How long should brakes last' , And the truth is there really isnt one answer. The front brakes tend to wear out on front wheel drive cars twice as fast as the rear brakes. On rear wheel drive they only wear out slightly faster. If you do alot of motorway miles you are lily to do more miles to a set of brakes compared to someone that drives round town and is always starting and stopping. Also if you drive a hyrid or electic car, Your car uses its electric motrs to stop you. So your brakes will last even longer . 


We offer free brake inspections here at kettering motorist centre. Just give us a call on 01536 410142 to book in.

We have a number of brake brands to choose from, With the most popular being apec brakes, pagid braking systems or brembo. If you have a preferance just let us know and we can make sure we fit the very best to your car. 

We would prefer to check them and find they are perfect than have you drive on brakes that are not right. So if your concerned best to get them checked.