Probe Corporation

Probe, established in 1963, is South Africa's largest importer of automotive batteries and a leader in rotating electrics, with over fifty years of experience in distributing and providing aftermarket support for leading international brands.  With brothers Frank and Rick Rovelli at the helm, the family-run business exemplifies a robust success story built on trust, service and understanding market needs.

Probe serves the heavy and light duty automotive, mining and construction equipment industries through a national dealer network, providing new, re-manufactured, genuine and approved replacement parts as well as the highest quality approved workshop and repair facilities. Leading automotive fitment centres and retailers are supplied with premium, maintenance free batteries imported from international renound brands, worldwide. We further provide the latest battery technologies for evolving solar applications.


"Hi Wayne, Thanks again for your help with the Pajero alternator, installed it last night and everything is 100% working today, really appreciate the help and your extra effort." - David

“I'd just like to commend Wayne on his excellent telephone manner and willingness to help. He is just the kind of guy you need in Sales. Excellent work Wayne. Will recommend you to everyone and if the need ever arises to replace more parts, contact you immediately.” - Ray Cornelissen

“Probe staff was really helpful they sorted out my problems on my alternator of my Ford Focus TDCI 2.0. I would recommend using their services again. Thanks to Greg, (manager) and Edmund(Technician)” Mario Petersen

"Best service ever. Was towed in because my immobilizer was faulty and was met with friendly service and competence. Was lifted home and called the following day. Thanks Greg and team. OUTSTANDING. I hope to be back and will gladly give you the business when it's time to buy a battery." Nick Chadwick

"They are amazing. We went to Auto Way, which is next to Probe, to have out lights fixed. While doing this the car would not start. The guy came over from Probe to check the car then pushed it to their workshop and took care of it in a few hours. Awesome service and at a decent price. Thank you so much." Lucille Wassink

“AMAZING!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!! I am so happy I found this place!!! My car was having trouble starting so I came to these guys on Monday morning. They were super friendly and helpful. They did some analysis and immediately narrowed the issue down to my alternator. Not only did they tell me what the problem is, but they also thoroughly explained it to me to make sure I am on the same page. They advised I must come back the next day and they will take a look at the alternator. In the meantime, they gave me another battery (because my faulty alternator drained my battery) to use so I could get to work and back without any issues!!! When I came back Tuesday morning, they fixed my alternator in 10 minutes (!!!) +++ gave me my battery back fully charged. All of that for 200 rand!!!! Best experience with a car shop in Cape Town so far!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!! Yukhym Romanenko

Excellent service. The owner was friendly and trustworthy.Thank you for going beyond the call of duty. I will highly recommend your services! Ivor Louw

Absolutely wonderful service!! Extremely friendly and affordable. My super-flat battery was recharged within 10 minutes. Thank you! Clara Hassenpflug

Excellent friendly service, and efficient. Not only that, but the battery I bought to replace a two year old one was cheaper than the price I paid two years ago, and the warranty is for 2 years, whereas the previous one was only for 12 months. Definitely recommended. Thanks Greg and team. Jeremy McLaughlin

"I would like to thank you for your excellent service and support. Probe Group had a caring approach and was handling my predicament in a true professional manner. Please accept my gratitude towards Scotch for his speedy and efficient service."-Pikkie Venter

Thank you for everything you do for us ,you are amazing I will have been here for 40 years next month. And you guys are definitely the best business I’ve ever dealt with. I have had such negative dealings in the past with big companies , I normally get screwed. You have changed that for me So thank you Rahasya Battery & Tyre World – Knysna

Hiya “guys’, WOW!!! Is all I can say….. your service is awesome and received delivery this morning as promised! Eloshini, you rock!! Thank you.