SHOW ME/TELL ME DECEMBER 2017

Show me Tell me December 2017
  Tell me question
Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Brakes shouldn’t feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off.  
Vehicle should not pull to one side.
2. Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car & how tyre pressures should be checked.
Manufacturer’s guide or front door pillar, use a reliable pressure gauge, check & adjust pressures when tyres are cold, Not forgetting the spare tyre.  Remember to refit valve caps.
3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a road accident.
The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, & as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.  Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.
4. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth & that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
No cuts & bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, & around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
5. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights & tail lights are working.  You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round  vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).
6. Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.
7. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working.  You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you would operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary) & then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).
8. Tell me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car.
Explain you would operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows /doors or ask someone to help.
9. Tell me how you would check the power-assisted before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can be made.
Put gentle pressure on the steering wheel while the engine is started, you should notice 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 would switch on the rear fog light(s) & explain when you would use it/them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights & ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. To be used if visibility is 100meters or less.
11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam & explain how you would 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 & 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 & maximum markers.
13. Open the bonnet & tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
Identify high & low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, & describe how to top up to correct level.
14. Open the bonnet & tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Identify reservoir, check level against high & low markings.
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Show me questions
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash & clean the rear windscreen?
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash & clean the front windscreen?  
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you would switch on your dipped headlights?
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you would set the rear demister? 
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you would demist the front windscreen?
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you would open & close the side window?
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you would operate the horn? 
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