Quiz: Can You Name the Auto Tool If We Tell You What It Does?
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Can You Name the Auto Tool If We Tell You What It Does?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Whether you’re a seasoned garage junkie or a DIY novice, automotive work requires basic understanding of vehicle systems and a means of fixing and tweaking components. A household toolbox typically won’t fit the bill — cars have so many different fasteners and parts that you’ll often need tools made for the job at hand. 

In this quiz, we’ll describe what an automotive tool does and then see if you can name it. Think you’re up for the challenge, grease monkey?


Cars aren’t just bolts and gears. They are a vast interconnection of metal, plastic, and rubber, interlaced with computers and sophisticated electronics. It doesn’t take much to break a car, but it takes know-how and the proper tools to fix them. Are you a master mechanic or would you be better off baking bread in the kitchen? If you can’t name the following tools, we’re partial to nine-grain muffins, thank you very much.

Spanners, rubber mallets and wrenches of all kinds are necessary for serious car work. So too are the expensive tools meant to address electrical issues and upgrades. Take our auto tools quiz and show us whether you know the difference between a breaker bar and a socket swivel!

1.0 of 30
It’s a metal tool that helps you turn fasteners.
2.0 of 30
These tools help you remove wire insulation.
3.0 of 30
It delivers high torque with little exertion from the mechanic.
4.0 of 30
It’s a wrench that can accept various heads to match the size of the fasteners you need to loosen or tighten.
5.0 of 30
This tool is used to determine whether there is power running through a wire.
6.0 of 30
It helps you use your socket wrench in very tight quarters.
7.0 of 30
This tool ensures that you apply just the right amount of torque to a fastener.
8.0 of 30
It’s a tool that’s used to break stubborn nuts.
9.0 of 30
A set of _____ sockets will help you reach nuts in very tight places.
10.0 of 30
These tools are great for screws and the big ones are also good at prying objects.
11.0 of 30
This tool will help you hold onto sockets even when you stick them far into a tight engine.
12.0 of 30
It’s a go-to chemical for getting stuck parts unstuck.
13.0 of 30
This tool helps you disconnect spark plugs without damaging the rubber boot.
14.0 of 30
It prevents you from getting oil and other engine liquids all over the place.
15.0 of 30
These tools help you grab stubborn electrical connectors without ruining them.
16.0 of 30
This tool can make it easier to remove stuck bolts.
17.0 of 30
It’s a tool that lets you tighten or loosen a fastener without repeatedly removing and reseating the head.
18.0 of 30
These simple tools help you neatly bundle wiring.
19.0 of 30
It’s a tool that helps you mark components during disassembly so that you can put things back together properly.
20.0 of 30
This tool can help you cover exposed wiring.
21.0 of 30
It helps mechanics remove rust buildup from metal parts.
22.0 of 30
These will protect your hands during the grimiest engine jobs.
23.0 of 30
These tools help you get the best leverage, even in really tight engine spaces.
24.0 of 30
This tool lifts a vehicle up off of the ground.
25.0 of 30
Used to tighten or loosen fasteners with a sudden burst of high-torque energy.
26.0 of 30
It’s basically a long wrench meant to loosen very tight fasteners.
27.0 of 30
If you’re working in a tight engine space, you might need _____ screwdrivers.
28.0 of 30
This tool will help you take out hoses that won’t budge, and will do so without ripping the material.
29.0 of 30
These tools allow you to raise a vehicle for work like oil changes.
30.0 of 30
You need _____ pliers to clamp and hold onto a surface.
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