SHOW ME, TELL ME
On the day of your practical driving test, the examiner will ask you two vehicle safety questions ‘show me and tell me’ questions about safety and maintenance checks on your car. ” Tell me ” question will asked before you start driving and ” Show me” question will ask will you’re driving and Driving lessons in with Smart Driving Academy Instructor will train you before. Getting one or both of them wrong will count as a minor driving fault on your practical driving test.
Show Me Questions
Q1: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?.
A: Every vehicles are different in (Toyota Yaris/ Ford Fiesta) The control for this is on the right hand stork. The driving instructor can help you or use the Vehicles Manuals/Handbooks.
Q2:When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?
A. Every vehicles are different in (Toyota Yaris/ Ford Fiesta) The control for this is on the Left hand stork.The driving instructor can help you or use the Vehicles Manuals/Handbooks. ‘Make Sure That Full Beam Headlight Off Before operate
Q3:When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?
A. Every vehicles are different in (Toyota Yaris/ Ford Fiesta) The control for this is on the right hand stork. The driving instructor can help you or use Vehicles Manuals/Handbooks.
Q4.When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?
A: push the button in your centre front of your centre console, you will find your heat controls system us very vehicles are different ask your driving instructor or check Vehicles Manuals/Handbooks
Q5: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?
A: Make sure it is safe and legal to use sound your horn or operate.
Q6: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?.
A. Turn the fan on, twist middle dial round to blow onto the front window, press the rear demister button to demist the rear and turn the right dial for warm air
Q7: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?.
A: Before opening and closing the side window, make sure it is safe to operate and use control switch Open and close the window.
Tell Me Questions
Q1:Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey).
A. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side).
Q2: Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working.
A: Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).You might also be able to see the reflection of the lights on a wall or in windows.
Q3. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working.
A: Turn the hazard warning lights on, get out and check from the pavement that the front indicators are working and the back ones (both sides).
Q4: Tell me how you would switch on the fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them.
A. Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on.
Q5. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car.
A: Turn the ignition on. Twist the light switch from off position, then side lights, then to dipped. You then need to pull the left lever towards you for the main beam. Tell the examiner that you can see the (blue) main beam warning light is displayed on the dashboard.
Q6: Show me how you can check the handbrake (parking brake) for excessive wear.
A. Apply the parking brake. When it is fully applied it should secure itself.
Q7. Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
A: Start the car, drive forward slowly and try the foot brake. It should stop the car and the pedal should feel firm and not spongy.
Q8: Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended Tyre pressures for this car and how Tyre pressures should be checked.
A: Tyre pressure information can be found in the car manual. You can check the tyre pressure by using a tyre pressure gauge.
Q9: Tell me how you can check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
A: A safe tyre will have no cuts or bulges on the sides. Legally, the tread depth must be at least 1.6mm across the central 3/4s of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference and can be measured using a tread depth gauge.
Q10: Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
A: Tell them the head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as your eyes (or top of your ears) and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.
Q11: Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system?
A: Warning light should illuminate on dashboard if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.
Q12: Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
A: Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.
Q13: (Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant).
A: Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
Q14: Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
A: If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can 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. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning).