Show Me Tell Me Questions
The 'show me tell me' questions require you to explain to the driving test examiner where and how to check the tyres, brakes, fluid levels, lights, direction indicators, power steering and horn. You will be asked two questions, one 'show me' and one 'tell me' question.
Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe how you would check the oil level against the minimum / maximum markers.
Identify high / low level markings on header tank (where fitted) or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
Identify reservoir and check level.
Identify reservoir, check level against high / low markings.
Operate brake pedal, make use of any reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you move off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
Tyre pressures are in manufacturers manual, use a reliable pressure gauge, check tyre pressures when cold,(Once a week) don’t forget spare and remember to refit dust caps.
No cuts or bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire circumference.
If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two checks can be made. With the wheel turned slightly, maintained while the engine is started, you notice a slight movement in the wheel as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an instant indication the power steering is functioning ok
Turn on ignition (if necessary), operate switch for lights, and walk round the vehicle.
Apply indicators or hazard warning lights and check all indicators.
Turn on ignition (if necessary). Operate horn.
Demonstrate by applying the handbrake and when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary).
Set all relevant controls including; fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.
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, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. N.B. Some restraints might not be adjustable.
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Show Me Tell Me Quetions - Car Picture