Quiz: Guess the Green Flag tools and beat Joe Swash’s score

Guess the Green Flag tool

Joe Swash has been on a road trip of a lifetime, touring the Scottish Highlands in a vintage Land Rover as part of Green Flag’s Scenic Route series of inspiring drives. But when a car is almost as old as its driver, things will inevitably go wrong under the bonnet.

When cars breakdown, getting to the root of the cause is half the battle to swiftly getting it back on the road. That’s why every Green Flag breakdown van carries hundreds of tools, each with a very specific purpose. It means if a driver’s motor splutters to a halt – as Joe’s Land Rover did several times – the Green Flag technician should be able to fix the problem at the roadside.

The tools vary from the simple to the highly complex, costing from pence to hundreds of pounds. And several of them came to the rescue of Joe Swash, although he wasn’t too sure what many of them were for.

Take our quick quiz and see if you can guess the Green Flag tools and identify more of them than Joe could…

Question #1: What would you check on your car with this tool?

Guess the Green Flag tool and see if you can beat Joe Swash's score

Wrong! This clever piece of kit will tell Green Flag's technicians if there is a leak in the car's radiator or the system’s cap.

Question #2: Why would you plug this tool into a car?

Guess the Green Flag tool and see if you can beat Joe Swash's score

If your car has a light that doesn’t work or some other electrical malfunction, the Power Scope will tell Green Flag technicians what’s causing the short circuit.

Question #3: You’d use these tools to…

Guess the Green Flag tool and see if you can beat Joe Swash's score

Imagine you’ve locked your keys in the car. Green Flag technicians carry the equipment to get in. The Slim Jim slides inside the door to pull up the lock up from the inside. The airbag is used for opening doors.

Question #4: What will this tool unfasten?

Guess the Green Flag tool and beat Joe Swash's score
Wrong! A Green Flag technician could change up to 10 wheels a day. So they use high powered wheel guns to release the wheel nuts.

Question #5: Is this tool for…

Guess the Green Flag tool and beat Joe Swash's score
Wrong! Modern cars are effectively powered by computers. Green Flag technicians carry diagnostic tools that interrogate cars’ computers, to download a code that tells them exactly what the fault is.

 

Read more: Fancy taking a road trip around the Highlands, like Joe Swash? Follow his journey here.

3 comments on “Quiz: Guess the Green Flag tools and beat Joe Swash’s score

  1. Phil April 14, 2016 6:26 pm

    Hardly. I didn’t even look at the tools, just picked the “not ridiculous” answers

  2. dawn April 14, 2016 11:57 pm

    love being a female tech

  3. markwemyss August 21, 2016 1:01 pm

    Being a greenflag technician glad i got all right

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