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SHOW ME TELL ME DRIVING TEST QUESTIONS

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Citroen C3

1.  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


    Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the   minimum/ maximum markers.



2.  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


    Identify high / low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap,  and  describe how to top up to correct level when the engine is cold.



3.  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


    Identify reservoir, check level against high /low markings


4.  Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level


     Identify reservoir and explain how to check level



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


    Manufacturers guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures    when tyres are  cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps



6. 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


   No cuts and bulges, minimum 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the  tyre and around the entire outer circumference



7. Tell me how you would 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



8. Tell me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working


  Operate switch, walk around vehicle



9. Tell me how you would 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


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


   A warning light on the dashboard should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking  system



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


 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.

12. Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on  this car


 Switch on ignition (not engine) Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows,  garage doors etc, or ask someone to help


13. Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are  working


Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators


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


Check is carried out by using control


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


Apply footbrake. Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures  itself, and is not at the end of the working travel


16. Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers


 Switch on ignition (not engine). Operate control to wash and wipe  windscreen


17. Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear the  windows effectively; this should include both front and rear screens


Set all relevant controls to blow hot air onto windscreen.


18. Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/ them


Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition, not engine,  Check warning light is on.  Explain when you would use fog lights.



19. Show me how you switch your headlights from dipped to main beam  and explain how you would know the main beam is on.


Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check    with main beam   warning light  on dashboard.

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