Q11 Show me / explain how you would check that 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.
Q12 Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car. (I can assist you) If you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine.
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help. As this is now a show me question, the examiner may check the brake lights for you. You may need to switch the ignition on, however you should not start the engine.
Q13 Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. You may need to switch the ignition on, however you should not start the engine.
Q14 Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only)
Check is carried out by pressing the centre of the steering wheel. You may need to switch the engine on, however don’t start the car.
Q15 Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear: Make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle.
Apply foot brake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake (Handbrake) so that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
Q16 Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen. You may need to switch ignition on, however you should not start the engine.
Q17: Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear the windows effectively. This should include both front and rear screens.
Set all relevant controls including: fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.
Q18 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. Please don’t start the engine).
Operate switch turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary) Check warning light is on. Explain when you would use fog lights.When visibility is below 100m
Q19 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.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light