Drive Right Chapter 3 Test Review
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What can you do to make sure warning lights on your car are operating properly?
All the warning lights should illuminate when the ignition key is first turned on.
What does the temperature light indicate the temperature of?
The coolant in the cooling system
What does the brake-system warning light indicate?
That you should release the parking brake before moving, or that part or all of the braking system in not working
What should you do if the brake-system warning light comes on?
Brake gradually to a stop, have the vehicle towed, and have the problem corrected.
What will not move then the ignition switch is turned to the lock position?
The selector lever will not move when the ignition switch is in the lock position.
What does cruise control allow?
Cruise control allows you to maintain your desired speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator.
How should an adjusted safety belt fit?
Snug across the hips, on the thighs the shoulder strap should be centered across the chest, between the neck and the edge of your shoulder.
What remains even if your rear view mirrors are adjusted properly?
What should be used in the windshield washer container?
A windshield antifreeze solution in winter
When should you not enter your car from the street side?
When there is oncoming traffic
What is the last thing you should do as a check inside the car?
Fasten your safety belt and ask all passengers to fasten theirs.
When can OVERDRIVE be used?
At speeds of 40-45 miles per hour.
The selector lever should be in what position when starting the car?
Do you need to press on the accelerator when starting a fuel injected vehicle?
Where should you position your hands on the steering wheel if you are driving a vehicle that has an air bag?
Between the 9 and 3 o'clock position and the 8 and 4 o'clock position
What is a stationary object that appears in the distance in the center of your path of travel called?
What should you do before shifting from park to drive?
Keep firm pressure on the brake pedal every time you shift to drive.
Before entering traffic from the curb, what should you do?
Use the left turn signal to alert other drivers. Check mirrors again.
What type of pedal pressure should you use to stop your vehicle?
Gradually press down on the foot-brake pedal. Ease up on the brake just before stopping. Leave the selector in drive if you plan to start moving again immediately. Otherwise, shift to PARK.
What is the last thing you should do when leaving your car?
Make sure all doors are locked. Walk around the rear of the vehicle to reduce your risk of being hit.
Pressing the clutch pedal to the floor.
What does riding the clutch cause?
Riding the clutch causes clutch wear and can lead to expensive repairs.
How do you signal your intentions that you are going to stop?
Tap the foot brake lightly.
When stopping from 1st, 2nd, or reverse gears, what should you do?
Check traffic in mirrors, press the clutch pedal down while releasing the accelerator, tap the brake pedal lightly to signal for a stop, press the foot brake gently to a stop. Shift to NEUTRAL when stopped.
What does the alternator warning light indicate?
That the vehicle's electrical system is in trouble, that the alternator is not generating enough electricity to run the vehicle and is using stored electricity from the battery.
What does the safety belt light remind you to do?
Remind you to fasten your safety belt before moving your vehicle
What will happen to the air bag warning light if the air bags are not in the proper operating condition?
The warning light will stay on after the initial light indicating that they are in the proper working condition that usually turns off after a couple of seconds.
What will operate when the ignition switch is in the "accessory" position?
Accessories such as the lights and radio
Besides slowing the vehicle, what else occurs when you press on the brake pedal?
Pressing on the brake pedal also turns on the brake lights in the back of the vehicle.
What pedal increases the speed of the vehicle?
The accelerator pedal
What way do you move the turn-signal lever when you want to turn right?
What is the area to the rear of the vehicle that is not seen in the mirrors called?
What should you look for when checking the condition of the tires?
Whether they are properly inflated
When entering the vehicle from the street side, where should you approach from?
Around the front of the vehicle
What selector-level position is used for normal forward driving?
How should you properly hold the steering wheel?
In a comfortable position on the rim of with steering wheel with hands on both sides in a balanced position. To avoid injury from an airbag, hands should be between the 9 and 3 o'clock position and the 8 and 4 o'clock position. Knuckles should always be kept outside the rim on the steering wheel. Some experts recommend that the thumbs are also kept outside the rim of the wheel.
What should you do if you are unsure whether the engine has started?
Tap on the accelerator. If you are still unsure, turn off the ignition, and try again.
What part of the car will be damaged if you attempt to start a vehicle that is already running?
What is the last thing you should check before driving away from the curb on the right side of the street?
Check again over your left shoulder for traffic.
When driving an automatic transmission vehicle, what should you always do before shifting gears?
Come to a full stop.
For a routine stop, what is the safest and most efficient use of your brakes?
Leave the selector in "D" (drive) in automatic vehicles and shifting to "N" (neutral) in stick-shift vehicles
When stopping at a stop light, what gear should your vehicle be in?
Drive in automatic vehicles. Neutral in stick-shift vehicles
Where is neutral for all stick-shift cars (H pattern)?
The crossbar of the pattern
What is it called when you rest your foot on the clutch?
Riding the clutch
What is it called when you feel the engine take hold and the vehicle starts to move?
What direction should you walk when leaving your vehicle from the street side?
Walk around the rear of the vehicle to reduce your risk of being hit.
What should you do when stopping from higher gears in a stick-shift car?
Check the mirrors for traffic, let up on the accelerator, tap the brake to signal a stop, brake to about 15-20 mph, press the clutch pedal down, brake to a smooth stop, shift to NEUTRAL when stopped.
What is it called when you shift from a higher gear to a lower gear?
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