Monthly Archives: June 2014

Show me tell me questions

Show me tell me questions

Question  Category Answer
(1) Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil and TELL ME how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil. Engine Oil Identify dipstick, describe check of oil level against maximum and minimum marker
(2) 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 Engine Coolant High and low level markers
(3) Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and TELL ME how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid Brake Fluid Check level against high and low level markers
(4) Open the bonnet, identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and TELL ME how you would check the windscreen washer level. Windscreen washer Identify and explain how.
(5) TELL ME how you would check the tyres to ensure that they would have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road. Tyres- Tread No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾.
(6) TELL ME where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressure should be checked Tyre
Pressures
Manufactures guide using a reliable pressure gauge. Tyres cold.
(7) SHOW ME how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car. (I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine) Brake Lights Turn ignition on, operate the brake pedal, make use of reflection or get somebody to check
(8) TELL ME how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working. (No need to exit vehicle) Lights Turn ignition on, walk around the vehicle.
(9) SHOW ME how you would check that the direction indictors are working Indicators Apply the hazard warning switch and walk around vehicle
(10) SHOW ME how you would switch on the rear fog light and explain when you would use it. Fog lights Switch on side lights and ignition. (Button on right next to light switch )
(11) SHOW ME how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car. Main Beam Stick on left side of steering pull towards you, blue light comes on.
(12) SHOW ME/EXPLAIN how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey Power Assisted Steering Steering shouldn’t feel heavy when the engine is running
(13) SHOW ME how you would check that the horn is working Horn Press it!
(14) SHOW ME how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear, make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle Hand-Brake Apply footbrake. Demonstrate by applying handbrake so that when its fully applied it secures itself and it’s not at the end of its working travel.
(15) TELL ME how you would you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system Anti-Lock Braking System Warning light on the dashboard lights if there is a fault.
(16) TELL ME how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey Brakes Brakes shouldn’t feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side
(17) SHOW ME how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens. Demister Press the button with the orange
(18) SHOW ME how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers Clean Windcsreen Operate control (right stick press in) Turn ignition on.
(19) TELL ME how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a cash Head Restraint The head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part is at least as high as eye or top of the ears.

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