Helen's Driving School
Show Me Tell Me
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
This is NOT a definitive statement on the "show me tell me" part of the practical driving test. Questions can change at any time and might differ from those below (below are questions from 1st July 2008).
Driving tests now include "Show Me Tell Me" at the start of your driving test. You'll do this before your drive. You'll answer two basic car maintenance questions.
Examiners wear distinctive fluorescent yellow jackets. It makes them visible at all times whilst walking around your vehicle. Examiners must take necessary steps to keep you safe.
Get ready to open the bonnet. You shouldn't be asked to remove the oil dipstick or other fluids caps.
Q: 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.
Q: Open the bonnet, identify the windscreen washer reservoir and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
Q: 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.
Q: Show me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Q: Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
Q: Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).
Q: Show me /explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
Q: Show me how you would check that the direction indicators / hazard warning lights are working.
Q: Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.
Q: Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working correctly before starting a journey.
Q: Tell me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working (no need to exit vehicle).
Q: Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Q: 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.
Q: Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
Q: Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Q: Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens.
Q: Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them. (No need to exit vehicle)
Q: Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti lock braking system.
Q: 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.
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