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How to check that the brakes are working.

Before starting a journey.
As you set off.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack.
Vehicle should not pull to one side.


Where would you find the information for the recommended tyre pressures

Manufacturer’s guide.


How tyre pressures should be checked.

When tyres are cold
With a reliable pressure gauge.
Also check the spare tyre,
Remember to refit valve cap.


How you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.

Adjusted so the rigid 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.


How check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.


How to check that the headlights and tail lights are working.

Put the headlights/tailgate on and then walk round vehicle to check.


How to know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.

Warning light should appear on the panel


How to check the direction indicators are working.

Put the indicator on and walk round vehicle to check.


How to check the brake lights are working.

Use the brake pedal and make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.


How to check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

Before starting a journey check the steering wheels is not heavy and
Turn the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.


Fog lights

Turn on the dipped headlights. Check warning light is on. Use if visibility less than 100m.


How to switch headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.

Put the main beam on, check with main beam warning light.


Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.

The bonnet button is on the right bottom side. Pull the lever up to open, open the bonnet and secure it open. Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.


3. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.

Open the bonnet, secure it. Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.


Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Open bonnet, secure it and Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.