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Show me, Tell me Questions

Before you start your Driving Test in Stoke or Newcastle under Lyme, the examiner will ask you one Show Me and one Tell Me questions.

  • Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and checking functioning of all indicators.

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

If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two 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.

  • Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear,make sure you keep control of the vehicle.

Apply the footbrake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

  • Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe checking of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

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

Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

  • 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 reservoir, check level against high/low markings.
  • Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Check is carried out by using control. (turn on ignition if necessary)

  • Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.

  •  Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working? (No need to exit the vehicle)
Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle. (As this is a "Tell Me" question,there is no need to check)
 
 
  • Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked?

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable tyre pressure gauge,check and adjust the tyres when cold, don’t forget the spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

 

  • Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that the general condition is safe to use on the road?

No cuts and bulges. 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire circumference.

  • 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?

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the top of the head as is comfortable. N.B. Some restraints might not be adjustable.

  • 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?

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the top of the head as is comfortable. N.B. Some restraints might not be adjustable.

  • Tell me Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level

Identify reservoir and explain how to check the level

Tell me how you would check the brakes are working before starting a journey?

Brakes should not feal spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

  • Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wiper.

Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn on ignition if necessary)

  • Show me how you would set the demist controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include the 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.

Talk to Max if you have any further questions. 

As from 4th December 2017 the Show Me Questions will be done on the road.

  Show me’ questions

  1. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?
  2. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?
  3. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?
  4. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?
  5. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?
  6. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?
  7. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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