Flashcards in Technical Matters Deck (34)
When should a driver use the vehicle side lights?
When parking on an unlit road
On a motorway when should a driver use hazard warning lights?
When slowing down quickly because of danger ahead
What effect do the hazard warning lights have on the brake lights?
They have no effect
When should a driver use their hazard warning lights?
When the vehicle has broken down
When causing an unavoidable obstruction
What wheels does the hand brake work on?
Above what gross vehicle weight must a trailer have brakes fitted?
What is the recommended method of driving a car with automatic transmission?
Operate the accelerator and brake with the right foot
What is the possible effect of over-filling the engine with oil?
It could damage the catalytic converter
What should a driver do if the fuel system becomes air-locked?
Bleed the air out of the fuel system
Is a driver allowed to use rebated/green diesel fuel in a car on a public road?
What should a driver do to reduce the risk of neck injury in the event of a rear end collision?
Use a properly adjusted head restraint
What is the minimum legal tread depth for tyres on cars?
What does the load index of a tyre indicate?
The maximum load a tyre can carry
Under what circumstances could both cross-ply and radial tyres be fitted to a vehicle?
When each type is fitted on a different axle
What is the effect of an incorrectly adjusted driver's seat?
It can delay the driver from operating a control
What should you do if the car's wiper blades are worn?
Have them replaced as soon as possible
If a vehicle breaks down on a motorway what should you do?
Use a roadside phone to contact Gardaí and never try to carry out repairs yourself
What could a driver do in order to avoid excessive exhaust pollution from their vehicle?
Have the vehicle's air filters changed regularly
In general how regularly should a vehicle be serviced?
As per the manufacturer's recommendations
What type of noise might fast cornering create?
How should a driver secure their vehicle before getting out of it?
Apply the parking brake, stop the engine and engage a low gear
Who is responsible for ensuring that a passenger over 17 is wearing a seat belt?
Who is responsible for ensuring children are wearing their seatbelt?
What should a driver do if a tyre bursts on the vehicle they are driving?
Hold the steering wheel firmly and pull in on the side of the road
What should a driver do if they get a tyre blow-out on the road?
Apply the footbrake gently and bring the vehicle to a halt
What effect could a front tyre blow-out have on a vehicle?
The steering wheel will pull to one side
What effect could a rear-tyre blow-out have on a vehicle?
vehicle will sway side to side
How should a driver apply the brakes in an emergency if the vehicle is fitted with anti-lock brakes?
Press the brake pedal firmly and hold
What should a driver do if their vehicle gets into a four-wheel sideways skid?
Turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the skid and ease off the accelerator