Your test begins with one Show Me question and one Tell Me question. These relate to the maintenance and operation of your car and failure to answer both correctly will result in a driver fault -- remember you are only allowed 15 in total on your test report.

Below are the questions you could be asked. Hover over each to show how each could be responded to on your test day

 

 

 

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‘Tell me’ questions

 


 Q1 : Tell me how you would check the brakes are working before starting a journey

 


 Q2 : Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked

 


 Q3 : 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

 


 Q4 : Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash

 


 Q5 : Tell me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working (no need to exit the vehicle)

 


 Q6 : Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system

 


 Q7 : 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

 


 Q8 : 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

 


 Q9 : 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

 


 Q10 : Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level

 

‘Show me’ questions


 Q11 : Show me/explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey

 


 Q12 : Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear, make sure you keep control of the vehicle

 


 Q13 : Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only)

 


 Q14 : Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working

 


 Q15 : Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car (I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine)

 


 Q16 : Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washers and wipers

 


 Q17 : Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens

 


 Q18 : Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them (no need to exit the vehicle)

 


 Q19 : Show me how you switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you know the main beam is on whilst inside the car.

 

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