Q Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
A Open the bonnet and identify the dipstick. Explain how the car should be on level ground, dipstick removed, wiped and re-dipped, the oil level should be between the high and low marks. If oil needs to be added it should be of the correct grade and filled via the filler situated on top of the engine.
Q Identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you’d check the engine has the correct level.
A Identify the coolant header tank and show the level indicator. To top up, this is best done when the engine is cold to avoid risk of scalding and should be topped up to the marked level with coolant recommended by the car manufacturer.
Q Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check for the correct level.
A Identify the windscreen washer reservoir and explain how this should be filled to the top with screen wash, it is also an offence to drive with an empty reservoir as this is potentially dangerous, especially in winter months.
Q Identify the brake fluid reservoir and tell me how you would check you have a safe level of brake fluid.
A Identify the brake fluid reservoir and point out the high and low marks, the brake fluid level should be between the marks, if brake fluid needs be added, ensure it is of the correct type.