Elly Ruge is a world traveler, foodie, race car driver, grandmother and owner of Cowichan Auto Repair and Mobile Detailing. She believes every car should have a dash camera!

Elly Ruge is a world traveler, foodie, race car driver, grandmother and owner of Cowichan Auto Repair and Mobile Detailing. She believes every car should have a dash camera!

‘I believe everyone should have a dash cam in their car’

You’ll save money, your valuables and collect memories with a dash camera for your car

One of Elly Ruge’s customers was stopped at a red light, when the car in front of him reversed. The driver had realized they were too far out in the intersection and backed up without looking, hitting the customer’s hood.

“ICBC automatically blames the car at the rear in this type of accident, and the other driver denied that they’d reversed,” says Elly, owner of Cowichan Auto Repair. “Which is why I believe everybody should have a dash cam in their car!”

Elly had already installed a dash camera in her customer’s car, so he was able to email the video clip of the accident to ICBC and prove what really happened.

“Within an hour of sending the video ICBC called him to say the other driver was 100 per cent at fault. That saved my customer thousands of dollars — no rate increase, plus the deductible and repairs were covered by the other driver’s insurance.”

3 reasons to get a dash camera

All of Cowichan Auto Repair’s loaner cars have dash cameras installed, because Elly is clearly a fan of the technology. What’s your number one reason for installing a dash cam?

  1. Reduce ICBC rates: ICBC doesn’t offer discounted premiums simply for installing a dash cam, but they can save you potential rate increases by providing crucial evidence in the case of an accident. Prove you’re not at fault, and save yourself extra expenses.
  2. 24/7 security monitoring: “Many cameras can be programmed to stay on 24/7, so while you’re away your car is watching for you,” Elly says. The camera can monitor activity in the area surrounding your vehicle as well, offering extra security.
  3. Road trip memories: Aside from owning Cowichan Auto Repair, Elly is a world traveller and race car driver, so a few years ago when she took a two-month road trip through 36 countries, she brought her dash cam with her. “You can set dash cameras up in different ways, to make a ‘trip log’ of your travels. I compressed a two-month trip into an hour-long video. It’s a great memory!”

Elly has been around cars her whole life, from her early days at her dad’s auto shop to her years as an international rally car racer. For the last four years she’s been running the award-winning Cowichan Auto Repair in Duncan, which welcomes all drivers (and their dogs). The shop is AskPatty Certified Female Friendly, and hosts workshops to empower and educate drivers on their vehicles.

Have a dash camera purchased and installed for as little as $249 at Cowichan Auto Repair, 5275 Trans-Canada Highway/Chaster Road in Duncan. Call 778-422-3100 for an appointment, or visit cowichanautorepair.com.

Auto Repair and MaintenanceSecuritywomen in business

 

Visit Cowichan Auto Repair to purchase and install a dash camera in your vehicle.

Visit Cowichan Auto Repair to purchase and install a dash camera in your vehicle.

Find Cowichan Auto Repair at 5275 Chaster Rd (Trans-Canada Highway) in Duncan, or call 778-422-3100 for an appointment.

Find Cowichan Auto Repair at 5275 Chaster Rd (Trans-Canada Highway) in Duncan, or call 778-422-3100 for an appointment.

Just Posted

Volunteer Suzanne Anderson rings her bell at the Christmas kettle at Thrifty Foods on Nov. 20. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Volunteers needed for annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in Cowichan

Money used for Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper Program

Kendra Thomas from Warmland Women’s Support Services invites Cowichan residents to find out more about youth sex trafficking with an online event Nov. 16, 2020. (File photo)
Learn more about youth sex trafficking with ‘Love Bombing 101’

Nov. 22-28 is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

Pnina Benyamini loved to be around people and people loved her. (Photo submitted)
Many facets to energetic Chemainus woman’s legacy

Benyamini taught yoga, belly dancing and more to an adoring public

Windy conditions in Nanaimo’s Lost Lake area. (News Bulletin file photo)
Wind warning issued for the east coast of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says people ‘should be on the lookout’ for adverse weather conditions

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. daily COVID-19 cases hits record 941 on Tuesday

Further restrictions on indoor exercise take effect

(Pixabay.com)
Man, 28, warned by Kootenay police to stop asking people to marry him

A woman initially reported the incident to police before they discovered others had been popped the question

Winston Blackmore (left) and James Oler (right) were sentenced on separate charges of polygamy this week in Cranbrook Supreme Court.
No more charges expected in Bountiful investigation, special prosecutor says

Special prosecutor says mandate has ended following review of evidence from Bountiful investigations

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Refuse to follow B.C.’s mask mandate? Face a $230 fine

Masks are now required to be worn by all British Columbians, 12 years and older

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Parksville’s French Creek Harbour experienced a diesel spill on Nov. 23 after a barge and fishing vessel collided. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Coast Guard cleans up diesel spill in Parksville’s French Creek Harbour

Barge carrying fuel truck collides with fishing vessel

Stock photo
Senior from Gibsons caught viewing child porn sentenced to 10 months

74-year-old pleaded guilty after police seized 1,500-2,500 images

BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

Most Read