Show me, tell me

Show me (up to date with new practical test)

Q1: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?Lights1A1: Turn dial fully to the right for dipped headlights.

 

Q2/Q3: Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively.Demister1A2/A3: Set all relevant controls including fan, temperature air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Rear window is the single button (left of fan power).

 

Q4/Q5:When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front/rear windscreen?WiperA4/A5: Operate control to wash and wipe front windscreen, this vehicle has no rear wash wipe, (turn ignition on if necessary).

 

Q6:When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?A6: Press on either orange circle on steering wheel.

Q7:When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

A7: Activate window switch.

Tell me (up to date with new practical test)

Q1: 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.BrakeFluid1A1: Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

 

Q2: Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.Water1A2: Identify reservoir and explain how to check level (between min/max markings).

 

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.Coolant1A3: Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

 

Q4: 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.Oil1A4: Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum / maximum markers. (Explain remove dipstick, wipe while engine cold and on level ground).

 

Q5: Tell me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.Signal1A5: Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. (Walk around car, may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine).

 

 

Q6: 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).Fog1A6: Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use (visibility less than 100m).

 

Q7: Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on.Lights1 Mainbeam1A7: Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light (Blue light on dashboard).

 

Q8: Tell me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car, (if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine).

A8: 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).

Q9: Tell me, or explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

A9: 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.

 

Q10: Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

A10: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

 

A11: 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.

Q12: Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.

A12: 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.

 

Q13: Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti lock braking system.

A13: Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti lock braking system (ABS).

 

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 road.Tread1A14: 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.

 

Q15: Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working (no need to exit vehicle).Lights1A15: 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.