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Explain how you would check that the power steering is working before starting a journey.
First; start the engine and turn the steering wheel very slightly, if it's working correctly a small noticeable movement will be felt. Second; turn the steering wheel just after moving off, if it feels heavy it's not working properly.
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Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.
Press the footbrake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, walls and your surroundings, ask someone to help if needs be.
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Show me how you would check the direction indicators are working.
Turn on the ingition, switch the left then right indicators, a warning light on the instrument panel will flash as well as a ticking noise. Switch them off after the check.
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Show me how you would check the horn is working.
You will be able to hear it when you press down on the control, you may need to switch the ignition on but don't start the engine.
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Show me how you check the parking brake for excessive wear
Press the footbrake pedal firmly. Demonstrate by applying the parking brake so when it's fully applied it secures itself, and isn't at the end of its working travel and it should hold the car securely.
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Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Operate the control to wash and wipe the windscreen, you may need to switch on the ignition but don't start the engine.
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Show me how you would set the demisters controls to clear both the front and rear screen
Check all relevant dashboard controls (fan, temperature, air direction/source, heated screen) to clear windscreen and windows.
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Show me how you would switch on the rear fog lights and explain when to use them.
Operate the switch. Check that the appropriate warning light is on, explain that the use of these lights are governed by law and are restricted to very poor visibility. i.e less than 100 metres.
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Show me how you would switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst still in the car
Operate the switch and check the main beam warning light on the instrument panel
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Open the bonnet, identify where you'd check the engine oil and tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Identify the oil dipstick. To check the level the dipstick needs to be removed and wiped clean. The dipstick should then be reinserted fully and removed again to see how much oil there is. It should be between the maximum and minimum lines.
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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 the coolant reservoir tank. It should be filled between the maximum and minimum markers. To add coolant unscrew the cap and top it up. This should be done when the engine has cooled to avoid danger of scalding.
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Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you check that you have a safe level of hydraulic fluid.
Identify the brake fluid reservoir. The level of fluid needs to be between the maximum and minimum markers. If brake fluid regularly needs topping up, may be a serious problem.
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Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you check the washer lvel.
Identify the windscreen reservoir. To refill it flip open the cap nd check that the level of liquid is up to the neck of the bottle, topping it up as necessary.
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Tell me where you find the information for recommending tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
The recommended pressures are given in the manufacture's guide. A reliable pressure gauge must be used, checking and adjusting the pressures when the tyres are cold and not forgetting the spare tyre. Remember to refit tyre caps.
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Tell me how you check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe for use on the road.
Tyre tread depth can be checked using a gauge. Tyres must have a sufficient tread depth of at least 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire circumference.
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Tell me how you would check the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Press your foot down on the brake pedal, they should feel firm and not spongy. It's a good idea to check them after moving of.
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Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.
Operate the headlight switch then walk round the vehicle.
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Tell me how you would make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted, so it provides you with best protection.
It should be adjusted so the ridged part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eyes or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as possible.
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Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
A warning on the dash board should illuminate if there's a fault with the anti-locking braking system.
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Card 2

Front

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

Back

Press the footbrake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, walls and your surroundings, ask someone to help if needs be.

Card 3

Front

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

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Show me how you would check the horn is working.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Show me how you check the parking brake for excessive wear

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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