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On your driving test you will be asked  ONE 'show me' question and ONE 'tell me' question at the start of the test. The 'show me' question will require you to physically do something such as sound the car's horn etc. The 'tell me' question will only require a verbal answer.



You cannot fail your practical driving test for getting one or both questions wrong, but you can pickup 1 minor driving fault as a result of one or two incorrect answers.



You will only have to answer TWO from the following questions:

Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check the engine has the correct level.

 

Identify the coolant tank and check the min/max markings. If the coolant is below the min mark then more coolant will need to be added. To do this, unscrew the cap and pour in coolant until the max mark is reached.

QUESTION 1

ANSWER

Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

 

Identify the brake fluid reservoir and check the fluid level against the min/max levels.

QUESTION 2

ANSWER

Show me/explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

 

If the steering becomes heavy the steering may be faulty. Before starting a journey two checks can be made.1) Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained whilst the engine is started, should result in slight, noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.2) Turn the steering wheel just after moving off and if the power assisted steering is functioning correctly it will be light and easy to turn.

QUESTION 3

ANSWER

Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.

 

Identify the reservoir and explain how to check the level.

QUESTION 4

ANSWER

Open the bonnet identify, where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has enough oil.

 

Identify the dipstick, pull it out and check the oil level against the min/max markings.

QUESTION 5

ANSWER

Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Press the horn and listen (turn on ignition if necessary).

QUESTION 6

ANSWER

Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

(I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don't start the engine).

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help. (may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine)

QUESTION 7

ANSWER

Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

As you move off check the brakes. They should not feel spongy and the car should not pull to one side.

QUESTION 8

ANSWER

Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.

Turn on lights (turn ignition if necessary), walk around car and check that the lights are on.

QUESTION 9

ANSWER

Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working correctly.

Activate the indicators or hazard warning lights and walk around the car to see if all the indicators are working correctly.

QUESTION 10

ANSWER

Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

nformation will be found using the car manufacturer's manual. Check the tyre pressures by using a reliable pressure gauge when the tyres are cold. Don't forget the spare and remember to refit the valve caps.

QUESTION 11

ANSWER

Tell me how you would check the tyres to show that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

A safe tyre will have no cuts or bulges. The tread depth should be at least 1.6mm across the central 3/4s of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

QUESTION 12

ANSWER

Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Apply the parking brake. When it is fully applied it should secure itself.

QUESTION 13

ANSWER

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 of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. N.B. Some restraints might not be adjustable.

QUESTION 14

ANSWER

Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers .

First turn on the ignition then pull back the wiper control to wash and wipe the windscreen.

QUESTION 15

ANSWER

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 including; fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.

QUESTION 16

ANSWER

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.

QUESTION 17

ANSWER

Show me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car.

Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

QUESTION 18

ANSWER

Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when 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.

QUESTION 19

ANSWER

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