Show me how you would check that the direction
indicators are working.
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch
and check functioning of all indicators. (may need
to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine)
Tell me how you would check that 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.
Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is
and tell me how you would check the windscreen
washer level. Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.
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)
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in
windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to
help. (may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to
Show me / explain how you would check that the
power assisted steering is working before starting a
If the steering becomes heavy the system may not
be working properly. Before starting a journey two
simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on
the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is
started, should result in a slight but noticeable
movement as the system begins to operate.
Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after
moving off will give an immediate indication that the
power assistance is functioning.
Tell me where you would 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, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit the valve caps.