Practical Driving Test

Tell me how you'd check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
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Tell me where you'd find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Manufacture's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don't forget spare tyre, remember to refit the valve caps.
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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.
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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.
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Tell me how you'd check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You dont need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you'd operate the switch (turn on ignition if needed), then walk round vehicle to check.
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Tell me how you'd know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system (ABS)
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Tell me how you'd check the direction indicators are working.
Explain you'd operate the switch (turn the ignition on if needed) and then walk round vehicle to check.
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Tell me how you'd check the brake lights are working on this car.
Explain you'd operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.
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Tell me how you'd check the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey,
Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started. Alternatively turning the wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.
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Tell me how you;d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you'd use it/them.
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary) Check warning light is on. Explain use of fog lights - when visibility is reduced to up to 100 meters or when its foggy.
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Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you'd know the main beam is on.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warming light.
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*Open the bonnet and tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient oil.
*Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.
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*Open the bonnet and tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
*Identify high and low level markers on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
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*Open the bonnet and tell me how you'd check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
*Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.
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Card 2

Front

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

Back

Manufacture's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don't forget spare tyre, remember to refit the valve caps.

Card 3

Front

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

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

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.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Tell me how you'd check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You dont need to exit the vehicle.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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