Vehicle Safety Questions – Tell Me

1 Question, tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that there general condition is safe to use on the road.

Answer, there should be no cuts or bulges on the sides of the tyres and there should be a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ s of the tyre and all around the entire outer circumference.

2 Question, tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

Answer, press the brakes peddle and use reflections in windows or garage doors ect, or ask someone to help, should be checked weekly.

3 Question, open the bonnet and tell me how you would check the oil level on this vehicle.

Answer , identify the dip stick and explain that you would take it out , wipe it , put it back in remove it again and that the oil level should be in-between the minimum and maximum .

4 Question, open the bonnet and identify the windscreen washer reservoir and explain how you would check the level.
Answer, open the bonnet point to the washer reservoir and explain how you would check.

5 Question, open the bonnet and explain where and how you would check the engine coolant.

Answer, open the bonnet, point to the radiator header tank and explain that when the engine is cold it should be in-between min and max.

6 Question, open the bonnet and identify where the brake and clutch fluid reservoir is and explain how you would check that there is sufficient fluid in it.

Answer, open the bonnet point to the brake and clutch fluid reservoir and explain the fluid level should be in-between the min and max level.

7 Question, tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before you start a journey.

Answer the brakes should be tested as you set off and should not feel spongy are slack, the vehicle should not pull to one side. They should also be tested after going through water.

8 Question, tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this vehicle and how you should check the tyre pressures.

Answer, the information is in the manufactures guide and also on the inside of the door panel, you should use a reliable pressure gauge and check and adjust the tyre when they are cold .Don’t forget to check the spare and to refit the dust caps.

9 Question , tell me how you make sure the head restraint is correctly adjusted so that it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.

Answer, the uppermost ridged part of the head restraint should be at least level with the eye or ears and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable if it is adjustable.

10 Question, tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your antilock braking system.

Answer, a warning light on the dashboard would show if there was a problem.