Twelve US technicians competed for the 2023 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Technician of the Year title.
Akebono said the contest was designed to bring awareness to the company’s 40+ years of OEM, OES and aftermarket expertise.
In addition to the two grand prize winners, 10 gift card prizes were awarded.
25 customers will receive rebates of 25% on purchases made, and one winner will receive a $25,000 credit toward diagnostic equipment.
Qualifying purchases from any TSS partners were automatically entered to win one of three prizes.
The winner, Mario Rojas, is a professional technician from Hialeah, Florida.
The more unique the car, the better. An all-wheel-drive Chrysler minivan from the 1990s is the Bentley of winter beaters. A Saturn is a good choice, but they might be too common for some. There are also those crazy choices that showcase the driver’s skills and tolerance to adversity, like a Pontiac Fiero, Mazda Miata or Mercury Capri convertible.