Tell Me Questions

Tell me how you'd check 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
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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
Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, dont forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps
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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 a least as high as the eye or top of ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Some restraints may not be adjustable
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Tell me how you'd check that you have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road
No cuts and bulges. 1.6mm 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 don't need to exit the vehicle
Explain you'd operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a tell me question, you don't need to physically check the lights)
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Tell me how you'd know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system
Warning light would illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-locking braking system
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Tell me how you'd check the direction indicators are working. You don't need to exit the vehicle
Explain you'd operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a tell me question, you don't need to physically check the lights
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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 reflection in windows and 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
Heavy steering= system not working properly. Gentle pressure on the wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. OR turning the steering wheel just after moving off
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Tell me how you'd switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you'd use them. You don't need to exit the vehicle
Operate switch (turn on headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. You must use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, when you cannot see for more than 100 metres but you must switch them off when visibility improves
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Tell me how you switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you'd know the main beam was on
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.
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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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Tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant
Identify the high and low level markings on the header tank where the fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level
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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

Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, dont forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps

Card 3

Front

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

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Tell me how you'd check that you 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 don't need to exit the vehicle

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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