Show me / Tell me


Tell

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

    Turn on ignition, operate brake pedal, use reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone for help.

  • 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 should not pull to one side.

  • Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.

    Warning light should illuminate if there was a problem with the anti-lock braking system.

  • Tell me/explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting 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.

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

    Manufactures guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

  • 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 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.

  • Tell me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

    Applying the indicators or hazards warning switch and check the functioning of all indicators.

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

    Explain: Turn the ignition on, operate switches, walk round vehicle and check lights.

  • Tell 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.

  • Tell 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.

  • 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.

  • Open bonnet and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

    Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/ maximum markers.

  • Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check the engine has sufficient engin coolant.

    Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

  • Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

    Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

  • Show Inside Car.

  • When it’s safe to do so can you show how me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen.
  • When it’s safe to do so can you show me how you would wash and clean the front windscreen.
  • When it’s safe to do so can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights.
  • When it’s safe to do so can you show me how you’d set the rear demister.
  • When it’s safe to do so can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen.
  • When it’s safe to do so can you show me how you’dopen and close the side window.
  • When it’s safe to do so can you show me how you’d operate the horn.
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