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Show me how you would check the direction indicators are working. Apply the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators (may need to switch ignition on,do not start engine)
Show me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car. (I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on please do, do not start the engine) Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in shop windows, garage doors etc or ask someone to help you. (may need to switch ignition on, do not start engine)
Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear, make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle Apply footbrake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake (handbrake) so that when it’s fully applied it secures itself and is not at the end of the working travel
Show me how you would check the horn is working (off road only) Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary)
Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washers and wipers Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn on ignition if necessary)
Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens Set all relevant controls, temperature, fan, air direction/source and heated screen to clear windows and windscreen. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration
Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain how you would use it/them (no need to exit vehicle) Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use
Show me how you would switch your headlights from dipped beam to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on from inside the car Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light
Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level Identify reservoir and explain how to check level
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check the engine has sufficient oil Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe checking of oil against minimum/maximum markers
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check the engine has sufficient coolant Identify high/low level markings on coolant tank and describe how to top up to correct level
Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the brake fluid level and tell me how you would check you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings
Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working (no need to exit the vehicle) Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk around vehicle (as this is a tell me question there is no need to physically check the lights).
Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget the spare, remember to refit the valve caps.
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part is level with the eye or top of the ear and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. N.B some head restraints might not be adjustable
Tell me how you check your tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and their general condition is safe to use on the road. No cuts and bulges. 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference. And ensure tyres are at the correct pressures.
Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off, vehicle shouldn’t pull to one side.
Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti lock braking system Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti lock braking system
Explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.


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