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1.

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.


A: The dip-stick is identified on the picture at the bottom of this page. This involves you opening the bonnet. You would check by removing the dip-stick, wiping it clean of oil, dipping it back in, removing it again and the oil should leave a mark between the maximum and minimum marker.


2.

Q: Tell me how you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that it has the correct level.


A: The coolant tank is identified on the picture at the bottom of this page. This involves you opening the bonnet. The coolant can be checked by looking at the maximum and minimum levels found on the side.


3.

Q: Tell me where the windscreen washer reservoir is and how you would check the windscreen washer level.


A: This is identified on the picture at the bottom of this page. This involves you opening the bonnet. It can be checked by opening it up and checking that it has sufficient washer fluid inside.


4.

Q: Tell me where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.


A: The brake fluid reservoir is identified on the picture at the bottom of this page. This involves you opening the bonnet. It can be checked by looking at the maximum and minimum levels found on the side of the brake fluid reservoir.


5.

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


A: Tell the examiner you would start the car, drive forward slowly and try the foot brake. It should stop the car and the pedal should feel firm and not spongy.


6.

Q: Tell me how you would check the tyre pressure and how you would know how much air to put in to the tyre.


A: Tyre pressure information can be found in the car manual. You can check the tyre pressure by using a tyre pressure gauge.


7.

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


A: The tread depth can be measured using a tread depth gauge. The legal minimum amount of tread should me no less than 1.6mm of tread in the centre of the tyre and there shouldn't be any cuts or bulges on the edge of the tyre.


8.

Q: Tell me how you would make sure that the head restraint is correctly adjusted.


A: Tell the examiner that the head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as your eyes (or top of your ears) and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.


9.

Q: Tell me how you would check the headlights & tail lights are working.


A: Turn the ignition on and turn the headlights on. Tell the examiner that you would then get out and check that both front headlights and the back tail lights are working properly (check from the pavement).


10.

Q: Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.


A:Tell the examiner that you would start the engine and a warning light will stay illuminated on the dashboard if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.


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