Show Me, Tell Me Questions (New Test 2018)

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1. Tell me how you'd check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficent tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road?

  • Can have a few cuts or bulges. 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre, around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
  • No cuts or bulges. 1.6m of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre, around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
  • No cuts or bulges. 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre, around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
  • No cuts or bulges. 1.2mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre, around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
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2. Tell me how you'd check the direction indicators are working? You do not need to exit the vehicle.

  • Explain you'd operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then explain that you would walk round vehicle.
  • Operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary) and then walk round vehicle.
  • You do not need to check your direction indicators, as they always work.
  • Explain that you would walk around the vehicle.

3. Tell me how you'd know if there was a problem with your anti- lock braking system?

  • There are never problems with your anti - lock braking system.
  • Your car would start to skid while driving.
  • Warning lights should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti - lock braking system.
  • When your MOT check references that there are problems with your anti - lock braking system.

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

  • Explain that you would need to operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary) and look infront of the bonnet to see the reflection of the lights on the road surface.
  • Explain that you would operate the switch (with ignition or engine if neccessary), check with main beam warning light.
  • Explain that you only need to operate switch (with ignition or engine on if neccessary).
  • You will not be asked this question as all tests are taken placed in the daytime.

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

  • Explain that you'd operate the brake pedal.
  • Explain you'd operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.
  • Explain that you would ask for help as you don't know what your doing.

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