Show me tell me questions part 1

Q: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check the engine has the correct level.

Identify the coolant tank and check the min/max markings. If the coolant is below the min mark then more coolant will need to be added. To do this, unscrew the cap and pour in coolant until the max mark is reached.

Q: 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.

Identify the brake fluid reservoir and check the fluid level against the min/max levels.

Q: Show me/explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy the steering may be faulty. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. 1) Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained whilst the engine is started, should result in slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. 2) Turning the steering wheel after just moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assisted steering is functioning correctly.

Q: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has enough oil.

Identify the dipstick, pull it out and check the oil level against the min/max markings.

Q: Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Press the horn and listen (turn on ignition if necessary).

Q: Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car. (I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine).

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help. (may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine)

Note: Failure on one or both of the show me tell me questions will result in one minor fault.

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