Operate switch and say the blue main beam warning light is on.
Turn on headlights and fog light and check warning light is on in dashboard.Explain that they are used when foggy+visibility is below 100mts.
SHOW ME HOW YOU WOULD SET THE DEMISTER CONTROLS TO CLEAR ALL THE WINDOWS EFFECTIVELY.THEY SHOULD INCLUDE BOTH FRONT AND REAR SCREENS.
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.
SHOW ME HOW YOU WOULD CLEAN THE WINDSCREEN USING THE WINDSCREEN WASHER AND WIPERS
Operate controls to wash and wipe windscreen.(switch the ignition on,but don't turn on the engine.)
SHOW ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ARE WORKING ON THIS CAR.(I CAN ASSIST YOU IF YOU WISH.)IF YOU NEED TO SWITCH THE IGNITION ON,PLEASE DON'T START THE ENGINE.
Operate the brake pedal and make use of reflections in windows or garage doors or get someone to help.(The examiner is allowed to check for you)
SHOW ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THAT THE DIRECTION INDICATORS ARE WORKING.
Turn on hazard lights and walk around car checking all bulbs are working,(don't forget side bulbs)
SHOW ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK PARKING BRAKE FOR EXCESSIVE WEAR.
Apply foot on brake so you don't roll.Release handbrake and reapply it .Then tell examiner "I have checked that it stays up and does not come past about 45 degrees".
SHOW ME/EXPLAIN HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THE POWER-STEERING IS WORKING PROPERLY.
Wiggle steering wheel and say "The steering at the moment is heavy and stiff,when i turn the engine on it should become lighter".
SHOW ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THE HORN IS WORKING PROPERLY.
Press horn and listen for the beep.Deaf pupils should open window and place hand on the outside of the door to feel for vibrations.Make sure you say ,'The horn is working'.
TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD KNOW IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM
Say "The warning light should illuminate if there is a fault"
TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD MAKE SURE YOUR HEAD RESTRAINT IS CORRECTLY ADJUSTED SO IT PROVIDES THE BEST PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Say "The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigit part is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears,and as close to the back of the head as comfortable".NB Some restraints might not be adjustable
TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THAT THE BRAKES ARE WORKING BEFORE STARTING A JOURNEY.
Say "With the engine running,brakes shouldn't feel spongy or slack,then i would check them with the car moving and the car shouldn't pull to one side".
TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THE TYRES FOR SUFFICIENT TREAD DEPTH AND THE GENERAL CONDITION IS SAFE TO USE ON THE ROAD.
Say "There should be no cuts and bulges and at least 1.6mm of tread depth across the middle 3/4 of the tyre all the way around".
TELL ME WHERE YOU WOULD FIND THE INFORMATION FOR THE RECOMMENDED TYRE PRESSURES FOR THIS CAR AND HOW THE TYRES SHOULD BE CHECKED.
Say "The information is in the car handbook,i would use a reliable pressure gauge to check and adjust them when they are cold,checking all 5 tyres,and replacing all the valve caps".
TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THAT THE HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS ARE WORKING.
Turn on the lights and say that you would walk around car checking all relevent bulbs are on.
UNDER THE BONNET-
IDENTIFY WHERE AND TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK THE ENGINE COOLANT FOR SUFFICIENT FLUID.
Point to the engine coolant and say "The level should be between the minimum and maximum markers,i would only top this up when temperature was cold".
IDENTIFY WHERE AND TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK FOR SUFFICIENT BRAKE FLUID.
Point to the brake fluid reservoir and say "The level should be between the minimum and maximum markers".
IDENTIFY WHERE AND TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK FOR SUFFICIENT WINDSCREEN WASHER FLUID.
Point to the windscreen washer reservoir and say "The level should be between the minimum and maximum markers".or if the reservoir has no markers say "I would lift the lid up and look in".
IDENTIFY WHERE AND TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD CHECK FOR SUFFICIENT ENGINE OIL.
Point to the dipstick and say "I would take the dipstick out,wipe it clean put it back in,take it out again and check the oil is between the minimum and maximum markers".