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9. Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 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.

10. Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you’d use it/them.
You don’t need to exit the vehicle. Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary).
Check warning light is on. Explain use.

11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

12. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

13. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

14. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.

The show me questions      (From 4/12/17 these are asked while on the move. More information on Direct Gov)

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?

When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

Remember to bring your driving licence on the day of the test, otherwise
your test will not be conducted and you will lose the test fee
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