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Click on the question to reveal the answer.Q1: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil?A1: Open the bonnet identify the dipstick / oil level indicator, describe oil level check against the minimum / maximum markers.
Q2: Open the bonnet, identify the windscreen washer reservoir and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level?
A2: Open the bonnet, identify washer reservoir and explain how to check the level.
Q3: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level?A3: Open the bonnet and identify the high / low level markings on coolant header tank where fitted or the radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level. Radiator caps are only opened when the car engine is cold.
Q4 : Open the bonnet, show me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid?A4: Open the bonnet and identify the brake fluid reservoir, and explain how you would check the level.
Q5: Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear?A5: Demonstrate by applying parking brake (handbrake) so that when it is fully applied it secures the car and is not at the end of its working travel. Keep your foot on the footbrake.
Q6: Show me how you would check that the horn is working?A6: Sound the horn by using the appropriate device (off road only, turn on ignition if necessary).
Q7: Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the washers and wipers?A7: Operate the control to wash and wipe the front windscreen (turn on ignition if necessary).
Q8: Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey?A8: If steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. After starting the engine two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Or, turn the steering wheel as you move off, you will get an immediate indication that the power assistance is working.
Q9: Show me how you would check that the direction indicators / hazard warning lights are working?A9: Turn on the indicators / hazard warning light switch and check by walking around the car checking all direction indictor light bulbs are working correctly.
Q10: Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car?A10: Use reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to check for you, whilst applying the footbrake. (turn on ignition if needed)
Q11: Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working correctly before starting a journey?A11: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off only if you can stop safely. The vehicle should not pull to one side when you brake.
Q12: Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working?A12: Explain: How to Operate the light switch within the car and then you would walk to the front and rear of the Vehicle to check the light bulbs are working correctly. (You do not need to leave the car to check the lights on your driving test.)
Q13: Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how the tyre pressures should be checked?A13: Manufacturer's handbook, use a reliable pressure gauge to check and adjust tyre pressures when the tyres are cold, don't forget the spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps afterwards.
Q14: Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth, and that their general condition is safe to use on the public roads?A14: There should not be any cuts or bulges on the tyre walls, There should be a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference. Remember your spare tyre as well as this will become a road wheel at some point.
Q15: Show me how you would switch from dipped headlights to main beam. Explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside you car?A15: Operate light switch and set to dipped headlights. use the indictor stick by pulling forward to switch on the main beam, Once main beam is on, a Blue headlight warning light will light up on the dashboard instrument panel. (May have to turn on ignition if necessary) check for the main beam warning light.
Q16: Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear both front and rear windscreens effectively?A16: Set relevant heater controls which include: fan, temperature, air direction and source, plus heated rear screen controls. (Do not start engine)
Q17: Tell me how you would make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted to provide the best protection in the event of a crash?A17: The head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part of the restraint is at least as high as the eyes or top of the ears. The restraint should be as close to the back of the head as is comfortably possible (Not all head restraints are adjustable).
Q18: Show me how you would switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you would use them?A18: Operate the car light switch and select dipped headlights. (stay in the car turn on ignition if necessary) operate the rear fog light switch to turn on fog lights. Check fog warning light is on.
Explain when you would use them, when visibility is less than 100 metres.
Q19: Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with the anti lock braking system?A19: The ABS warning light on the dashboard instrument panel should illuminate, if there is a fault with the anti lock braking system.
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