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the show me tell part of the driving test
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Show me how you Question
Would check that the direction indicators are working.
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. (May need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine).
1. Would check the brake lights are working
on this car, (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).
2. Or 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.
3. 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 is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
4. Would check that the horn is working.
Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).
5. Would clean the windscreen
using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary).
6. 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.
7. Switch your headlight from dipped
to main beam and explains how
you would know the main beam is on.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.
8. Would set the demister
controls to clear all the windows effectively.
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.
Under The Bonnet Questions
1.Identify where you would check the engine oil level
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.
2.Identify where you would check the engine coolant level
and tell me how you would check that the engine
has the correct level.
Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
3. 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 reservoir, check level against high/low markings.
Tell me how you Questions
1. 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.
2 The windscreen washer reservoir is
and tell me how you would
check the windscreen washer level.
Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.
3. 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 spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.
4. 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. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.
5. 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 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
6. Would check that the headlights
and tail lights are working (no need to exit vehicle).
Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle. As this is a ‘tell me’ question, there is no need to physically check the lights.
7. 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.
Driving lessons Halifax - Show Me Tell Me Questions