Posted on: 28 January 2020

The team at Kettering Motorist Centre have looked after our work vehicles for nearly two decades. John Hartley first started the centre back in 2002, and Stanair became a customer soon after. The family-run business, based on Trafalgar Road in Kettering, initially specialised in tyres and exhausts. In the 18 years they’ve been in business, vehicles have changed, so the team adapted to serve their customers. Tyres are a still a big part of their expertise, and the team have since added MOTs and servicing to their offering, along with the latest in diagnostic equipment. Kettering Motorist Centre


After building up an incredibly successful business, John decided to pass the reigns on to sons Richard and Tim, who now run the garage. Tim was incredibly familiar with his father’s work after working Saturdays from his early teens, so now at the age of 31 knows the business inside out. 


Now in 2020, the garage boasts a team of 16 mechanics and 12 ramps on site. Very much still a family business, many of the staff have worked upwards of 10 years at the garage, similar to the staff at Stanair. Each member of the team takes great pride in their work and makes sure that their customers are looked after from start to finish, which is one of the many reasons Stanair have worked with them for so long. Such high quality service also means that some members of the Stanair team have taken their own cars there when in need of servicing.


“The guys at Kettering Motorist Centre always do a brilliant job on our vehicles and the service is second to none,” said Martin Wall, Director at Stanair, “the team are efficient, and are always happy to help, which is why we trust them with most of our fleet due to vehicle type restrictions.”


You can find out more about Kettering Motorist Centre and all of their services here.