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Driving Questions

At the start of your practical test the examiner will ask you one of each of the following:

 

  • To explain how you would carry out certain safety checks
  • To demonstrate how you would carry out certain safety checks. You will need to open the bonnet of the vehicle for some of these checks.

 

You will be asked two questions from the following:


Checking Oil level to make sure there is sufficient oil

Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

 

 

 

 


Checking engine coolant level

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.

 

 

 

 


Identifying windscreen washer reservoir and washer level

Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.

 

 

 

 

 


Identifying the brake fluid in the car and see there is save lave of hydraulic fluid

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.

 

 

 

 


How to check the brake lights are working on your car

Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

 

 

 

 


Checking brake lights using braking pedal

Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

 

 

 

 

 


how to check the tyres to make sure they have sufficient tread depth

Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

 

 

 


How to check tyre pressure from your car

Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

 

 

 

 


Making sure power assisted steering is working fine before starting your journey

Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

 

 


Checking headlights are working using the headlight switchHeadlights car front shown

Show me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.

 

 

 

 

 


Checking direction indicators are working fine

Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

 

 

 

 

 


Showing the horn is working perfectly

Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

 

 

 

 

 


Checking parking brake for excessive wear

Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

 

 

 

 


Cleaning the windscreen using the washers and wipers

'Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the washers and wipers'.

 

 

 

 

 


Switching from dipped headlight to main beam

'Show me how you would 'Show me how you would switch from dipped headlight to main beam.'clean the windscreen using the washers and wipers'.

 

 

 

 


Setting the demister controls to clear windscreens effectively

'Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear both front and rear windscreens effectively'.

 


Making sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted in the event of a crash

'Tell me how you would make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted to provide the best protection in the event of a crash'.

 

 

 

 


Show to switch the rear fog lightsHow to explain how to use your fog lights

'Show me how you would switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you would use them'.

 

 

 

 


How to tell if there is a problem witht anti lock braking system

'Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with the anti lock braking system'.