Basic car maintenance and checks

Knowing how to perform basic checks and maintenance is not just required as part of your test but it also very useful once you are driving on your own. You can see the questions that could be put to you below

Show Me Questions

Question 1
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?
Question 2
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?
Question 3
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd switch on your dipped headlights?
Question 4
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd set the rear demister?
Question 5
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd operate the horn?
Question 6
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd demist the front windscreen?
Question 7
When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd open and close the side window?

Tell Me Questions

Question 8
Tell me how you'd check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Question 9
Tell me where you'd find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Question 10
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of an accident
Question 11
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.
Question 12
Tell me how you'd know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Question 13
Tell me how you'd check the direction indicators are working. You don't need to exit the vehicle.
Question 14
Tell me how you'd check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don't need to exit the vehicle.
Question 15

Tell me how you'd check the brake lights are working on this car.

Question 16
Tell me how youd check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
Question 17

Tell me how you'd switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you'd use it/them. You don't need to exit the vehicle.

Question 18

Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you'd know the main beam is on.

Question 19

Tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Question 20

Tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.

Question 21

Tell me how you'd check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

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