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  How to open the bonnet
     
question 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.
 
answer Identify the dipstick, pull it out and check the oil level against the min/max markings
         
   
question 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.
 
answer Identify high/low level markings on coolant tank,check the coolant level against the min/max markings.
         
   
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question Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is, and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
 
answer Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. Reservoir level should be topped up.
         
   
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question 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.
 
answer Identify reservoir, check level against Max/Min markings on the side.
         
   
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question Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.
   
answer Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help.
         
   
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question Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
   
answer Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
  brake-pedal        
   
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question Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
   
answer You would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures on the manufacturer's guides. To check tyre pressures use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, check all tyres including spare.
  car manufacturer manual      
Manufacturer manual Pressure Gage
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question 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.
   
answer No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
       
Thread depth Cuts and bulges
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question Tell me how would you make sure head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the protection in the event of a crash.
   
answer The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid (middle) part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.
         
   
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question Tell me how would you know if there was a problem with your ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
   
answer Warning light on the dash board should illuminate if there is a fault with the ABS
  Abs warning light ABS SIGN      
 
   

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question Show me/explain how you would check that the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
   
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Before starting a journey check the steering by moving the steering left and right - the steering shouldn't feel stiff.

  Driving power steering   Alternatively, turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.    
   
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question Show me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.
   
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Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

  Tail Lights Headlights   Headlight Sign      
 
Tail Lights Headlights   How operate Headlight and Tail Light
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question Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
   
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Applying the hazard warning switch and walking around the vehicle to check functioning of all indicators.

  Hazard Light Switch      
 
 
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question Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off-road only).
   
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Check is carried out by using the control (turn on ignition if necessary).

  Horn Sign      
 
 
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question Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
   
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Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

  Hand brake Hand brake sign on dashboard      
 
 
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question Show me how would you clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
   
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Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen. You may need to switch ignition on, however you should not start the engine

  Windscreen wash      
 
 
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question Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear the windows effectively; this should include both front and the back screens.
   
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Set all relevant controls including, fans, temperature, air direction/source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.

  Back Dimister Button            
   
Back demister Front    
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question Show me how you would switch on your rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them. And how would you know they are on. (no need to exit the car, please don't start the engine)
   
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Operate switch (turn on dip headlights and ignition if necessary ) check warning light is on.Explain when you would use fog lights. You must use fog lights when visibility is seriously reduced, to 100 meter (328 feet) or less

  Foglight sign You must NOT use Fog lights in any other circumstances, because they can dazzle and distract other drivers  
 
 
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question Show me how you switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car
   
answer

Operate switch (with ignition) check main beam warning light on dashboard.

  Beam light sign