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Probe’s industrial starter repair kit meets customer needs

An important factor in providing the complete power package isn’t necessarily auto-electric - it’s you, our customer.  You spoke and we listened in the compilation of our industrial starter motor repair kit.

Probe took the suggestions that have been shared by our customers over time and together with our own expertise, we’ve gathered the most important equipment that is needed to provide the complete industrial starter motor repair kit.


The Boy from Mooi Street

Uncle Hong has an instinct when something ‘isn’t right’. Just ask Probe’s staff who have been known to roll their eyes when they see him walking towards them with purpose, papers in hand.  Despite the rolling of eyes, the staff has to admit one thing:  in the 47 years that he’s been at Probe, of which a large chunk has been working in the credit department, uncle Hong is most often right.

Of course, uncle Hong wasn’t always uncle and he wasn’t always right.   In fact, Hong could be wrong.  To be fair not really wrong, but a little bit of an adventurous boy.  Just ask anyone who knew him in his Mooi Street days, when he had long hair, drove a ’67 Valiant and wore platforms and bell bottoms with a pack of Texan plain in his back pocket. 


Avanty – your energy station and air compressor on-the-go

Whether you’re after an epic road trip to far-flung corners of South Africa or adventuring closer to home, there is an ideal companion to keep in your boot that will ensure your holiday stays awesome. Probe, South Africa’s leading importer and distributor of premium batteries, rotating electrics and air products, has recently added the impressive Avanty to their product line up. 

The Avanty energy station is a compact, multifunctional  portable energy system that can act as a back-up power source to light up your campsite, a battery charger to jump-start a car or caravan, and an on-board air compressor with capabilities powerful enough to inflate a rubber dinghy. 


Stop-start technology – make sure your battery keeps up

Within the next few years, almost all newly-manufactured cars (90%) will have built-in functionality that can contribute to a cleaner environment.  Stop-start technology reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions by reducing the amount of time the engine spends idling, especially when sitting in gridlocked traffic.  And idling is a huge waste of petrol (and money).  In the United States alone, idling can waste as much as 3.9 billion gallons of petrol.  Gains from the stop-start technology can be anywhere from 3 to 10 percent, potentially as high as 12 percent; the longer you sit, the more you gain.

Most of the newer car models driving on South Africa’s roads today include stop-start technology, which it’s however important for drivers of cars equipped with this functionality to use the correct type of battery in order to avoid battery failure, says expert Rick Rovelli of Probe, SA’s leading importer of batteries.  


The ultimate lights for your 4x4

Probe, South Africa's largest importer of premium, maintenance-free, fit and forget batteries and comprehensive auto-electrical products, has the ideal lighting requirements for all your off-road needs. Whether you’re out camping, seeking adventure on night-time drives, or getting in some choice moonlit fishing, Probe’s lighting has you covered.  

Probe distributes lighting systems by Vision X, a globally leading brand that offers consumers a diverse range of lighting for boats, off road and all-terrain vehicles, and 4x4 drives.   Probe CEO, Frank Rovelli, says that Vision X has a 20-year track record of innovation in lighting product design that has enabled a flexible product with simplified installation and reduced external components.