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Show & Tell

Q1. Open the bonnet and identify where you would find the engine coolant and how you would check the correct level?

Open and secure the bonnet identify the engine coolant and explain you would check it was between the minimum and maximum levels.

 

Q2. Open the bonnet and identify where you would find the brake fluid and how you would check the correct level?

Open and secure the bonnet, identify the brake fluid and explain you would check it was between the minimum and maximum levels.

 

Q3. Open the bonnet and identify where you would find the windscreen washer resevoir and how you would check the correct level?

Open and secure the bonnet identify the windscreen washer resevoir and explain you would check it was between the minimum and maximum levels.

 

Q4. Open the bonnet and identify where you would find the engine oil and how you would check the correct level?

Open and secure the bonnet identify the dipstick and explain you would take out the dipstick, clean it with a clean cloth, re insert it to the holder then remove it and check oil level was between minimum and maximum markings.

 

Q5. Show and explain how the power steering is working before starting a journey?

Gently move the steering wheel left and right with the engine off and explain the steering feels heavy, then start the engine and again move the steering wheel left and right and the steering should feel much lighter.

 

Q6. Show me how you would check the brake lights are working on your car? ( I can assist you if you need help)

Press the brake pedal and look for reflections in garage doors, windows, other cars etc, if there are no reflections I would ask someone to stand behind and check for me. ( ask examiner ).

 

Q7. Show me how you check the horn is working?

Press the horn and listen.

 

Q8. Show me how you would check the headlights and tail lights are working?

Turn on the lights and walk around the car checking all bulbs are working correctly.

 

Q9. Show me how you would check your direction indicators are working correctly?

Press the hazard warning button, walk around the car checking all bulbs are working correctly.

 

Q10. Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear?

Put foot on foot brake, release the handbrake, re apply the hand brake and explain the car is now secure and the handbrake isn’t at the end of it’s working travel.

 

Q11. Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the washers and wipers?

Operate control for both front and rear windows.

 

Q12. Show me how you would set all the demister controls to clear both front and rear windows effectively?

Set all controls on demister panel, fans, air direction and temperatures.

 

Q13. Show me how you switch your headlights from dipped beam to main beam and how you would know the main beam is on whilst in the car?

Operate main beam and explain the blue light on the dashboard indicates main beam is on.

 

Q14. Show me how you would switch on your rear foglights and explain when you would use them?

Switch on dipped headlights then operate foglight switch, foglights should be used when visibility is less than 100 metres.

 

Q15. Tell me how you would check your brakes work before starting a journey?

I would test them as I set off, they shouldn’t feel spongy and the car shouldn’t pull to either side.

 

Q16. Tell me where you would find the information for your tyre pressures and how they should be checked?

Information is in the manufacturers manual, tyres should be checked with a reliable pressure gauge when they are cold, also checking the spare and refitting the valve caps.

 

Q17. Tell me how you would check your tyre tread depths and the general condition of the tyres?

A safe tyre will have no cuts or bulges, will have atleast 1.6 mm of tread depth around the central three quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

 

Q18. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted to provide protection in the event of a crash?

Head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part is in line with the tops of the ears and eyes and as close to the head and neck as is comfortable.

 

Q19. Tell me how you know if there is a problem with the anti lock braking system?

A warning light would illuminate on the dashboard.

 

Getting one or both of the questions wrong results in one minor fault.

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