What we can do for you

Kemps Garage is a family run mot testing station and garage operating in the heart of Seaford, East Sussex since 1921

We carry out servicing, mot testing and repairs in Seaford for cars, vans, campervans, horseboxes and minibuses

We strive to offer the best prices on batteries, brakes, exhausts and tyres in Seaford

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taking the stress out of motoring

We're committed to making any visit to us as easy and as straightforward as possible, no one likes loosing their mobility while their vehicle is in the garage and that's why we offer a free collection and delivery service with every mot and service booking.

No one likes being out of the loop, if you provide a mobile phone number at the time of booking or check in. You can ask to receive text updates every step of the way.

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Road Trip!

Planning on some distance driving, concerned that your vehicle doesn't usually leave the shire or spends much of its time parked up?

Ask us about a vehicle check, call us on 01323 892469 or email service@kempbros.co.uk!

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Welcome to Seaford's friendliest Servicing, Repair and MOT testing garage

Kemp Bros is a family run service, repair and MOT testing station that has been serving Seaford since 1921. We will only ever offer honest and practical advice to you, our customers..

We take great pride in offering our customers a genuine, warm and friendly service.

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Opening Hours

We're open Monday to Friday from 8.30am till 5.30pm

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Free estimates

No obligation estimates provided over the phone or in person

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Free collect and return service

anywhere in Seaford for mot and service customers

Kemps Garage is a family run mot testing station and garage operating in the heart of Seaford, East Sussex since 1921.

We carry out servicing, mot and repairs in Seaford for cars, vans, campervans and some minibuses. We strive to offer the best prices on batteries, brakes, exhausts and tyres in Seaford.

We are the largest and longest established mot test centre and garage in Seaford offering mot, servicing and repair but our size doesn't mean dealership prices.

We pride ourselves on offering a genuine warm and friendly service with honest and practical advice that you'd expect from a family run garage. Everything we do is driven by our sole determination in keeping you and others safe on the road.

What makes us even more unique is that none of our staff operate on a bonus, commission or reward scheme. So there is absolutely no incentive to do anything but give a fair and honest opinion.

This is how our current team and retired colleagues have been keeping you on the road since 1921 with fairness, honestly, openness, integrity and respect.

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Brakes to stop and gears to go, right?

Like all components, your braking performance deteriorates over time and because it happens gradually, many of us just adapt rather than feeling a difference the performance and operation of our brakes.
Having your brakes checked regularly can save you time and money by preventing damage to other components.

By nipping small problems in the bud before they become major headaches.

A small selection of brake services we offer

brake fluid change - to remove water content and prevent brake fade
brake safety checks - for peace of mind between mot testing and servicing
brake friction components - renew using high quality brake pads, brake discs and brake shoes
brake electronics - repair or renew to ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) components such as wheel speed sensors and ABS Modulators
brake hydraulics - repair or renew wheel cylinders, brake calipers, brake pipes and brake hoses
brake adjustments - handbrake adjustments to suit your liking and getting the best performance out of your brakes

If you have a question or concern about your brakes, we're here to help!

Our fully trained and experienced team are at your service, if you have a concern about your brakes or would like an estimate for some repair work give us a call

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Clutch Systems

Does your clutch feel unusual or like there's something wrong? contact us to book a clutch inspection. Whether you're hearing noises when changing gears, or something just doesn't feel right, our mechanics will carry out a comprehensive inspection of your clutch system for peace of mind.

If your clutch system requires repairs, we'll always give you a full itemised quote before we start work. Our mechanics will be happy to show you the problem part before we repair or replace it.

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Car or van trouble? Maybe it's time for a diagnostic check

Let our fully qualified and experienced mechanics resolve your car or van related woes, with almost 100 years of experience of the internal combustion engine we're confident we can solve your problem.

Diagnostic checks

It might be a noise you can only hear when going above 20pmh...

It could be a loss of accelerating power...

Or maybe something just doesn't feel right

Whatever the mystery, we are able to offer you an expert diagnostic opinion. Talk to us about having your vehicle booked in for a diagnostic check.

Useful information to have to hand

Try and think about the first time you encountered the problem and what you and / or the vehicle were doing just before you thought something wasn't quite right.
Don't worry if nothing springs to mind, sometimes faults can be intermittent that no pattern is obvious.

Call us today, to book a diagnostic check up

To book a diagnostic check or if you have a burning question please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Tyres looking tired?

Tyres keep us on the road, with a contact area of about a compact disc case when you're driving in a straight line and less when turning it's important to have tyres with decent tread.
Not only does it affect wey & dry grip, it also affects your braking distance as well

What we can do for you and your tyres

puncture repairs - if the puncture is in the central 3/4 of the tyre we can repair it
new tyres - we have a wide range of tyres to suit all budgets and performance criteria
new wheels - we can also supply new wheels to factory specifications
new wheel trims - we also supply replacement wheel trims (hub caps)
wheel balancing - got wheel wobble? we can balance a large variety of wheels

Tyre safety check

Whether you are going on a long journey or just want your tyres checking. Let our trained and experienced technicians inspect your tyres for an expert opinion

If you have a question or concern about your tyres, we're here to help!

Our fully trained and experienced team are at your service, if you have a concern about your tyres or would like an estimate for a new tyre give us a call

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Time to get the exhaust checked?

A healthy exhaust is a clean exhaust. Over time, especially in a seaside town like Seaford, exhausts are one of the first car parts to show signs of environmental erosion.

What we can do for you and your exhaust

Emission testing - with our electronic equipment we can check your exhaust system to ensure it meets mot test standards.
Exhaust repairs - sometimes a minor exhaust hole can be repaired rather than replacing an entire section.
Replace exhaust sections - We can replace catalytic converters, intermediate silencers and rear silencers, one part at a time.
Exhaust sensors - We supply and fit high quality lambda (oxygen) sensors to suit all budgets.
Exhaust inspection - For your peace of mind, before taking that long trip, we can give your vehicle a check up between mot testing and servicing.

Exhaust inspection

Whether you are going on a long journey or just want your exhaust checking over. Let our trained and experienced technicians inspect your exhaust for an expert opinion.

If you have a question or concern about your exhaust, we're here to help!

Our fully trained and experienced team are at your service, if you have a concern about your exhaust or would like an estimate for some repair work just give us a call.

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Seaford's finest MOT test centre

Whether you need an MOT test in Seaford for an ambulance, car, taxi, van, campervan, horsebox or 8 seater minibus we've got you covered.

Let our VOSA & Retail Motor Industry Federation approved MOT test centre take care of your vehicle inspection needs.

What's the difference between class 4 MOT testing and class 7 MOT testing?

MOT testing is divided into MOT test classes based on configuration of your vehicle (motorcycle, trike, car, van) and also weight, we offer class 4 MOT testing and class 7 MOT testing.

Class 4 MOT testing we can carry out MOT testing for Cars (up to 8 Passenger Seats) & Motor Caravans, Dual Purpose Vehicles, Private Hire Vehicles & PSVs (up to 8 seats), Goods Vehicles (up to 3,000kg DGW), Ambulances & Taxis.

Class 7 MOT testing we can carry out MOT testing for Goods Vehicles over 3000kg up to 3500kg DGW.

To book your MOT test or if you have any questions please call us on 01323 892469, we're open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.

We offer a free MOT test text message reminder service, ask us for details.

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Car and van servicing - from a major service, full service, an interim service or just an oil and filter change!

We service all makes and models of vehicles having over 100 years of experience and technical know how.

We use advanced parts matching and only provide manufacturer quality parts, oils and lubricants.

Not sure if you need a full service or an interim service?

We advise a full service for your car or van every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever comes first.

We are always on the lookout to reduce costs for you, so if we find a service part that doesn't need changing during your service, we will ask if you are happy to keep the current part to reduce the cost of your service.

Interim Servicing is ideal for cars and vans used for short, mainly urban journeys or for those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more regularly.

An Interim Service every 6,000 miles or 6 months helps to keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services.

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We can service vehicles which are under manufacturers warranty, which can save you hundreds of pounds during your warranty period. Contact us for more details and a personalised quote!

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Steering and Suspension Systems

It is not always clear or even obvious that your steering and suspension system needs attention. This is normally due to a gradual loss of performance of the steering and suspension components rather than sudden failure and because this wear and tear happens over a fair period of time you may not always feel the gradual decrease in steering and suspension performance.

Call us to talk about a steering and suspension check.

Our mechanics can inspect your vehicle and identify any problems with your steering and suspension system. The mechanic will report their findings and show you any issues they find

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Need a new battery or a battery test for peace fo mind for your car or van?

Let our fully qualified and experienced mechanics resolve your car or van related woes, with almost 100 years of experience of the internal combustion engine we're confident we will solve your problem.

Car and van batteries for all budgets

Whether you just want a cheap and cheerful battery to get you out of a jam or want a high performance battery with a 5 year warranty for added peace of mind. We have a battery to suit your needs!

Battery testing for car & van batteries

We Check the condition of your battery, the battery charging system and the alternator belt condition for peace of mind. This simple but effective test, which includes checking the charging system, voltage output and the charging rate of the battery will indicate whether a battery failure is imminent.

Call us today

We have the latest technical data to ensure the right application for your vehicle and with a wide range of batteries to suit all budgets and don't forget all our batteries come with a minimum three year warranty.

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    Brakes

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    Clutch

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    Fault Diagnostics

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    Tyres

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    Exhausts

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    Mot Testing

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    Servicing

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    Steering and Suspension

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    Batteries

Our History

It all started with two wheels and a pair of legs! It's hard to imagine now, but yes that's where we really started selling and repairing bicycles

In 1921 we were servicing and repairing bicycles and motorcycles. As cars became increasingly popular in the 1960s we switched two wheels for four, along with a bigger engine.

We moved from Claremont Road in Seaford to our present site 14 Steyne Road Seaford in the early 1960s

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Checkatrade Approved

The Most Thorough Vetting and Monitoring Checks, No One Else Checks Traders Like Checkatrade!

Since 1998 Checkatrade has been the consumers first choice in finding a tradesperson.

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Trust My Garage

All the garages in TRUST MY GARAGE are members of the Independent Garage Association which is part of the RMI – one of Britain’s oldest motor trade organisations.


IGA members are true professionals – complying with a strict code of practice. By using a member of TRUST MY GARAGE you can also be reassured that you are using a nationally recognised brand.

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Trading Standards Approved

You can find local businesses you can trust and rely upon by using the Checkatrade website.


Look out for the ‘East Sussex Trading Standards Approved’ logo to choose local businesses that have been checked by both Trading Standards and Checkatrade.

Professional service with a smile

As values were then in 1921, so we try to keep them today.

Our highly skilled team are fully qualified with over a century of experience and we only ever use top quality parts and lubricants.

We keep our founding traditions alive by maintaining a high level of customer service and above all else we do it with a smile!

Customer feedback scores based on 808 reviews

  • Reliability & timekeeping 9.94

  • Tidiness 9.88

  • Courtesy 9.97

  • Workmanship 9.93

Our promise to you

✔ We will be honest in all dealings with you

✔ Tell you about any call-out fees before coming to you

✔ Let you know straight away if we can’t undertake the work

✔ Keep appointments and arrive on time (calling in advance if we need to reschedule)

✔ Be realistic about when we can start work and how long it will take

✔ Be courteous. Treat you, your property and belongings with respect

✔ Keep you in the picture about all aspects of the work being undertaken

✔ Return phone messages promptly

✔ Create an additional contract for variations from the original agreement

✔ Deal with complaints promptly and professionally

✔ Never demand cash payment

✔ Never be verbally or physically abusive or threatening to a customer in any way

✔ Never to obtain work through cold calling

Customer Feedback

To us you're a person, not an invoice number

"Usual excellent service from Kemps"

31/05/2019 Client

"Have used Kemps for several years and always very good service."

28/05/19 Client

"Great service, great communication."

13/02/19 Client

"Reliable, friendly and efficient service as always."

16/02/19 Client

"Another great service from Kemp Brothers Garage, fantastic staff, I highly recommend this garage to all."

23/01/19 Client

"Test carried out day given and Kemp Bros Garage phoned to advise when completed so that we were without the car longer than necessary. I have always been completely satisfied with any work Kemp Bros Garage have done for me."

21/01/19 Client

"We pride ourselves on offering a genuine warm and friendly service with honest and practical advice that you'd expect from a family run garage. Everything we do is driven by our sole determination in keeping you and others safe on the road."

Accreditations

Pricematch

Our Price Match can be used for servicing, repairs, parts and maintenance for the same price as any VAT registered garage or repairer within Seaford, East Sussex. That promise also includes new tyres – we know how important they are to your car’s performance.

Getting a price match is simple: bring a written quote or email a copy from any VAT registered provider for a service, repair, maintenance or new tyres to us and we’ll match it, full terms and conditions available here.

For more information contact us on 01323 892469 or email service@kempbros.co.uk

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14 Steyne Road Seaford East Sussex BN25 1HT
service@kempbros.co.uk - Tel 01323 892469 - Fax 01323 492758
we're at your service from 08.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday