Vehicle Safety Questions – Show Me

1 Question, show me how you would check the parking brake (hand brake) for excessive wear.

Answer, demonstrate by pressing the foot brake , release the hand brake, and reapply the hand brake till it is secure and explain that it is secure and that not at end of its working travel.

2 Question, show me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working on this vehicle.

Answer, switch on the ignition then turn on head lights then walk around the vehicle checking lights at the front and back, don’t walk into the road, stay on kerb side.

3 Question, show me how you would check that the indicators are working.

Answer, switch on the hazard lights and walk around the vehicle checking lights at front, side and rear. If requested do each side individually using indicators. If asked what you would do if they were not working explain that you would use hand signals.

4 Question, show me how you would check that the horn is working.

Answer, Identify where the horn is and explain that you would press it, only do so if asked to do so.

5 Question, show me or explain how you would check that the power steering is working before starting a journey.

Answer explain that you would apply gentle pressure with your left hand on the steering wheel and that when you turn the engine on that it should be easier to move. If the steering became heavy while driving it may not be working properly.

6 Question, show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washers and wipers.

Answer, switch on the ignition and press the button in on the end of the wiper arm, pull the arm towards you to wash the rear window.

7 Question, show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this includes the rear windscreen.

Answer set all of the relevant controls including fan, heater and air direction to clear the front windscreen and press the demister switch for the rear window.

8 Question, show me how you would switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you would use them.

Answer, switch on ignition, turn on mail lights and pull the light switch out to switch on the fog lights. Warning lights will show on dash board when they are switched on, only use them when visibility has reduced to 100 yards or less.

9 Question ,show me how you would switch your head lights from dipped to main beam and explain how you know that they are on whilst you are inside the car .

Answer ,switch on the ignition, switch on head lights then pull the indicator stalk towards you There should be a blue warning light on the dash board ,to turn them off again pull the indicator stalk towards you .