Ateq TPMS Tools LC has awarded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) diagnostic tools to three high schools in its “Back to School” Facebook contest.
The winning schools and their prizes are Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows, Ill., a VT56 with OBD II kit; Okeechobee High School in Okeechobee, Fla., a VT36; and Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas, a VT36.
Ateq collaborated with Jeff Buckley, owner of My Father’s Shop in Midlothian, Texas, to sponsor the contest, which was open to high schools, technical centers and colleges.
Eighteen schools entered and communities voted for their favorite school. There were more than 3,600 submissions and countless shares, according to Sheila Stevens, marketing manager for Ateq.
Rolling Meadows High School had 1,840 votes and Okeechobee High School had 1,286 votes. During the Facebook Live video broadcast naming the winners, Buckley announced he would award a VT36 TPMS tool to the third place winner, Klein Forest High School (396 votes). In addition, Stevens surprised the first place winner, Rolling Meadows High School, with the news that Ateq would upgrade the prize from a VT36 activation and programming tool to a VT56 diagnostic TPMS tool with OBD module kit.
Stevens will hand-deliver the VT56 tool and teach Rolling Meadows students how to use it on Sept. 7, 2018.
“We are floored by the amount of votes and shares. The community worked hard and gathered together to help the schools win, and deserve the tools. Jeff and the Ateq TPMS Tools team are thrilled we were able to make a difference in the three communities,” says Stevens.
Ateq is planning more giveaway contest for schools to enhance TPMS education for future technicians. Watch the Facebook Live post to view the reveal of the winners with Jeff Buckley and Sheila Stevens.