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tell me how youd check that the brakes are working before a journey
Brakes should not feel spongey or slack, they should be tested before you set off, vehicle should not pull to one side.
where would you find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressure should be checked.
A manufactures guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, dont forget a spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
The head restraintshould be adusted 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. Some restraints may not be adustible.
Tell me how you'd 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.
Tell me how you'd check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don't need to exit the vehicle.
Explain how youd operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary) then walk around vehicle (don't need to get out car?
Tell me how youd know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system
a warning light should illuminate if there is a problem.
Tell me how youd check the direction indicator s are working. You dont need to exit the vehicle.
Explain youd operate the switch and then walk around the vehicle (dont need to get out the car)
Tell me how youd check the brake lights are working on this car.
Explain youd operate the break pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.
Tell me how you'd check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. 1. gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while engine is started, should result in a slight noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. 2. Turn the steering wheel just after moving off will show it is functioning.
Tell me how youd switch on the rear fog lights and explain when youd use it.
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use
Tell me how youd switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how youd know the main beam is on.
operate switch, check with main beam warning light.
Open the bonnet and tell me how youd check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe: must wipe the dipstick clean check of oil level against minimum and maximum markers.
Open the bonnet and tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
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.
Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.
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