Terms in this set (93)
Depressing the foot-brake pedal slows or stops the vehicle and turns on the brake lights in the back of the vehicle. T/F?
Double clutching occurs when you drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal. T/F?
The odometer indicates trouble in a car's electrical system. T/F?
The blind spot is an area not shown in rearview mirrors. T/F?
Shifting from a higher gear to a lower gear is known as ___________
A stationary object that appears in the distance in the center of your path of travel is called _______
When starting a car with an automatic transmission, the selector level should be in ______
PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N).
When strolling the car and expecting it to continue again shortly, the selector level should be in _______
Driving in overdrive saves fuel and _______________
can be used in all normal forward driving.
What should you do if the brake system warning light comes on?
Gradually stop, have the vehicle towed, and have the problem corrected.
You can make sure that warning lights are working by ______________
turning the ignition switch on.
The last thing to do when leaving your car is to _______________
lock all doors.
When using stickshift gears, neutral is ____________
the crossbar of the pattern.
With both inside and left-view rearview mirrors adjusted properly, the ____________________
right-rear blind spot and smaller blind spot to the left will remain.
Adjust a safety belt so it _____________
Before shifting from park to drive, you should ____________
press down on the foot brake pedal.
Why should you check the conditions of the tires as you make an outside check of the car?
You can check that tires look properly inflated.
Power brakes ____________________
require less physical effort on the brake pedal.
When shifting gears in a stickshift vehicle, _________
there is no single correct speed for shifting.
When stopping from first, second, or reverse gears, _____________________
press the clutch pedal down while releasing the accelerator.
The material you should use in the windshield washer container ______________________
is usually a special windshield washing solution.
The safety belt light is ____________________
a reminder to fasten safety belts.
What statement gives the best understanding of breaking?
The pedal pressure should be gradual and firm to stop the car.
The alternator warning light indicates _______________
trouble in the electrical system.
What is the last thing you should do just before moving away from the right curb to enter traffic?
Check traffic over your left shoulder & check mirrors again.
If leaving the car from the street side, __________________
walk around the rear of the car.
When you turn the ignition key switch to "accessory', ____________________
the radio and electrical equipment will operate.
Riding the clutch __________________
causes needles clutch wear.
When entering a car from the street side, ______________
approach from the front of the car.
To start a warm fuel injection engine, ________________
leave the accelerator alone.
If there is an airbag in your vehicles wheel, keep your hands at the __________________
9 and 3 or 8 and 4 o'clock positions.
When the ignition switch is turned to "lock," __________
the shift lever and steering wheel are locked.
Signal your intention to stop by __________________
tapping the foot break pedal.
Cruise control allows the driver to ___________________
maintain desired speed for highway or expressway driving.
To indicate a right turn, move the turn-signal lever ________
up so the lever remains on.
The parking brake ___________________
is usually set by pushing a pedal.
In a vehicle with automatic transmission, ______________________
always come to a complete stop before shifting to another gear.
The area to the rear of the car not seen in the mirrors is ______________
a blind spot.
If the airbags are not in proper operating condition, ___________________
the warning light will stay on.
To activate the automatic choke ______________________
press the accelerator pedal to the floor once and release it.
Mph-miles per hour
Rpm's-revolutions per minute
Amount of gas in the car
Warns if engine coolant is too hot
Oil pressure warning light/gauge
Warns if oil is not circulating at proper pressure
Alternator warning light/gauge
Warns of problems with cars electrical system
Break system warning light
Warns of a problem with the breaking system
Antilock breaking system
Warns of problems with the ABS-antilock breaking system
Safety belt warning light
Warns that your seat belt is not fastened
Protects you from getting whiplash
Switch operated by a key which starts/stops the engine
Position of a key when the engine is off. Wheel & stick shift lever are locked in position.
Starts the engine.
When the engine is running.
Can be used for only lights, radio, Ect:
Wheels rolling w/o engine running.
Back up lights are ________
Better for your car, saves fuel, 40-45 mph
Use when going up or down a grade
Driving in snow
What do you do if you're not sure if the car is started or not?
Lightly press on the gas pedal.
To avoid airbag injury, where should your hands be kept?
9 & 3 or 8 & 4
What is cruise control used for?
Let's you maintain your speed w/I using the accelerator.
How do you cancel cruise control?
Tap the brake pedal.
What are blind spots?
Blind spots are spots not able to be seen from all mirrors.
Where are blind spots?
Over your shoulder.
What is a target?
Area straight ahead of your that your aiming for.
Gradually apply pressure onto breaks.
What is the last you do before moving?
Check blind spots, use turn signal
Best stopping strategy?
Tap on break lights to let drivers know you're stopping.
Manual transmission: key
Clutch & breakdown
Manual transmission: friction point
When you're driving & switching gears. Half way = friction point
Always depress the clutch when _____________
You're changing gears
Riding the clutch.......
Holding down on while driving
-foot on brake & clutch bad!
-gears in 1st or neutral
Fuel injector cars
Which of the following is not found on a vehicle's instrument panel?
D) fuel gauge
When entering a vehicle from the street side, you should
A) be ready to unlock the door
B) walk around the front of the vehicle toward the back
C) get in quickly, then close and lock the door.
D) all of the above
When starting an automatic transmission vehicle, the selector level should be in...
A) low-L1 or L2
C) PARK-P or NEUTRAL-N
The friction point is the point
A) where the vehicle starts to move
B) where you feel the engine turn off
C) when you suddenly release the clutch
D) none of the above
The ____ pedal in a stickshift vehicle enables a driver to shift gears.
A vehicles rear view mirrors cannot show ______ areas.
The alternator warning light warns that the _______ is being drained.
Compartment mounted between the front seats in a vehicle
Device that shows the different driving gears and the one being used
Padded devices on the backs of front seats that help reduce whiplash injuries in a collision.
What are 2 reasons for downshifting?
1. If you have slowed below 30 mph in forth gear & if you are going uphill you must downshift to third in order to regain speed.
List & explain the procedure you should follow for securing your vehicle once you have stopped.
-once you have stopped, continue pressing the foot brake
-shift to park in an automatic or to reverse in a stick shift vehicle
-set the parking brake, turn off all accessories, close all windows
-turn off the ignition switch, remove the key, release the foot brake
-unfasten your seat belt
-lock all doors