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|Vehicle Safety Check Questions||Questions||Answers||Additional Info|
|SHOW ME how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear||Demonstrate by applying parking brake (with foot on footbrake) that when it is fully applied it secures itself and is not at the end of the working travel||Excessive wear will be shown by the fact that the hand brake will travel too far upwards|
|SHOW ME how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working||Operate the relevant switch (turning on ignition if necessary), and walk round the vehicle observing the correct. functioning of the lights||Do not walk into the road, stay on kerb side. Check before, during and after a long journey. Headlamp range adjustment at both dipped and full beam. User manual|
|SHOW ME how you would check that the direction indicators are working||Ignition on, turn on hazard lights and walk around the car keeping to the pavement side. If required do each side individually using indicators||If asked what you would do if they were not working then you would use hand signals. Know how the indicator sounds if a bulb has gone|
|SHOW ME how you would check that the horn is working||Show where the horn is and that you would press it. Only press if asked to do so||Check on a regular basis|
|SHOW MEME/explain how you would check that the power steering is working before starting a journey||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||If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Turning the wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the system is OK|
|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||No cuts or bulges. 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference||May be asked to demonstrate using the depth gauge. Will not be asked to do anything like run finger round or asked to inflate tyre. Look every day, check weekly.|
|TELL ME how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car||Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc. or ask someone to help||Simply tell what you have to do. Will not be able to actually do it. Check weekly and before and after a long journey|
|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||Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the min/max marker. User manual||Can be asked to actually check the oil level. Use cloth from car and wipes if needed. Always ensure engine switched off. Check before long journey. Light on dashboard|
|Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and TELL ME how you would check the windscreen washer level||Open the bonnet and point to the washer reservoir. Explain that if it looks as if it is getting empty then fill it. User manual||Can remove cap to show. Use wipe if needed afterwards. Engine off. Check weekly. Can tell itís going as washer does not work properly. Use of additives|
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