CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 1:
Open the bonnet, Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine had sufficient oil.
Locate the dipstick / oil level indicator, check that the oil level is between the maximum & minimum markers.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 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.
Locate the header tank and check against the maximum & minimum markers. NEVER OPEN the cap until the engine is cold or you could be scalded.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 3:
Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting the journey.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack and should not pull to one side. Test as you set off.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 4:
Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
Identify and check the level through the container.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 5:
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 fluid.
Locate and identify the reservoir and check the maximum & minimum level markers.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 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.
There should be no cuts or bulges in the tyres walls and a min tread depth of 1.6 mm tread across the central three quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around the whole circumference of the tyre.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 7:
Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how the tyre pressures should be checked.
Manufacturers guide book and check with a gauge when the tyres are cold including the spare tyre.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 8:
Tell me how you make sure the head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
Adjust so that the centre of the head restraint is level with the top of my ears.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 9:
Tell me how you would check that the head and tail lights are working.
Explain that you would switch on the lights and walk around to see the lights are working.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 10:
Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with you anti-lock braking system.
ABS light on the dash will go out. If there was a problem it would stay on.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 11:
Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear windows.
Set the controls to clear the front and rear windows.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 12:
Show me how you switch your headlight to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the vehicle.
Operate switch and check the blue light on the dash.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 13:
Show me how you would switch on the read fog lights and explain when you would use them.
Turn on the switch and use when visibility is 100 metres or less.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 14:
Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Ignition on and operate the control to wash and wipe the windscreen.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 15:
Show me and explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before you start a journey.
Steering should be heavy and whilst gentle pressure is maintained whilst the engine is started should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 16:
Show me how you would check the direction indicators are working.
Switch on the hazard warning lights so they are all on at the same time and walk around the car checking all the bulbs.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 17:
Show me how you would check that the horn is working?
Off road only, by pressing the horn.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 18:
Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
Apply the parking brake and it should secure the vehicle and not come up to the end of it's working travel.
CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION 19:
Show me how would you check the brake lights are working properly. I will assist you.
Turn on the ignition, DO NOT START THE CAR, press the foot brake so the lights come on.
Show Me, Tell Me Questions (Car Maintenance For Practical Driving Test)
Are You Ready For Your Car Maintenance Questions?
Car maintenance questions are part of your practical driving test. You will be asked one 'show me' question and one 'tell me' question. Getting one or both of the car maintenance questions wrong will result in one driving error on your test. Above you will find all 19 of the car maintenance questions that you will get two questions from.
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