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Practical Test questions and answers

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Preparing for your driving test

At Hart Lane School of Motoring we do everything we can to help you prepare for your practical test and hope to get you on the road in no time. To give you an idea of the type of questions you may be asked before you start driving the car in your practical test you can see these below.
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Take a look at some of the possible questions and answers

Q1: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil? 
A1: Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, check the oil level against the minimum/maximum markers. 

Q2: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level. 
A2: Identify high/low level markings on the header tank (where fitted) radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to the correct level. 
 
Q3: Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
A3: Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. Check your car's manual to see how to do this. 
 
Q4: Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid. 
A4: Identify reservoir, check the level against high and low markings. 

Q5: Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.
A5: Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors or ask someone to help. 

Q6:  How you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey?
A6: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

Q7: Where would you find information for the recommended tyre pressure for this car and how can it be checked?
A7: Manufacture's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don't forget the spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

Q8: How do you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road?
A8:   No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

Q9: How do you would check that the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey? 
A9: If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks must be made. 
• Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
• Turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning. 
 
Q10: How do you check if the headlights and taillights are working?
A10: Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk around vehicle to see.

Q11: How do you check if the direction indicators are working?
A11:  Applying the indicators or hazard-warning switch and walking around the vehicle to check functioning.

Q12:  How do you check if the horn is working (off road only)? 
A12: By using control (turn on ignition if necessary). 

Q13: How would you check the parking brake for excessive wear?
A13: By applying parking brake, when it is applied fully it secures itself.

Q14: How best would you adjust the head rest for maximum protection?
A14: Adjust the head rest so that the back of your head rests in the middle, inline with your eyes and above the top of your ears.

Q15: Show me how to clean your windscreen.

Q16: Show me how to turn on the lights then turn your main beam to dipped beam.
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