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.