Q Show me or explain how you would check the power steering is working before starting a journey.
A With the engine running, the steering wheel moves easily when turned, it should not feel heavy or stiff.
Q Tell me how you would check the headlights and tail lights are working.
A Turn on ignition, switch on headlights and walk around the car.
Q Show me how you would check the direction indicators are working.
A Switch on hazard warning lights and walk around the car.
Q Show me how you would check the horn is working.
A Press the horn, this is normally located in the centre of the steering wheel boss.
Q Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
A Apply the footbrake and release the parking brake, then re-apply the parking brake, it should secure itself when the button is released and not have excessive travel.
Q Tell me how you would adjust your head restraint to provide maximum protection in the event of an accident.
A Ideally the top of the head restraint should be between the top of your head and the top of your ears.
Q Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washers and wipers.
A Operate the windscreen wash/wipe facility on the wiper stalk.
Q Show me how to set the demister controls to clear all windows, this should include both front and rear screens.
A Turn the air deflector to the demist position, increase heat and turn up the fan setting. Turn on heated rear window.
Q Show me how you would switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you would use them.
A Turn on ignition, turn on dipped headlights, turn on fog lights, check the rear fog light warning light is illuminated on the dash. Fog lights should be used when visibility is less than 100 metres (fog code).
Q Tell me how you would know if there is a problem with your anti lock braking system.
A A warning light will illuminate on the dash.
Q Show me how to switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know your main beam is on whilst in the car.
A Turn your ignition on, headlights on and operate the main beam control, this is normall done by pushing the indicator stalk forward, a blue light will illuminate on the dash.