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Tell me how you’d 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 (ABS) The ABS warning light should stay on if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system
Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car. Explain you’d turn the ignition on and press the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to look
Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle. Explain you’d turn on ignition, operate the switch and walk round vehicle
Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle. Explain you’d turn on the hazard warning lights, then walk round vehicle and check that all 4 indictors are working
Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light and explain when you’d use it. You don’t need to exit the vehicle. Turn the ignition on Press the fog light switch once - the exterior and front fog lights come on simultaneously Press the switch again to turn on the rear fog light and check the display warning light Use when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres
Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on. Turn on the ignition and exterior lights, pull the stalk towards you to switch on main beam, repeat to switch back to dipped beam. Check the display warning light
Tell me how you’d 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 three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
Tell me where you’d 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.
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
Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey. Before starting the engine, the steering will feel heavy, it should feel noticeably lighter once the engine is started
Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant. Identify the header tank and explain you’d check the level is between minimum and maximum markers - if not top it up
.Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil. Identify the dip stick and explain that you would pull it out, wipe it and reinsert, pull it out again and check the oil level against the minimum and maximum markers - if not top it up
Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid. Identify the reservoir and explain you’d check the level is between minimum and maximum markers - if not top it up