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Show Me, Tell Me Vehicle Safety Questions for 2012 Ford Fiesta

Prior to moving off, Driving Test candidates will be asked two questions - one 'show me' and one 'tell me'. One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.

Q Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
A Identify the yellow dipstick and describe how to check oil level against the max/min markings
 
Q Identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you'd check the engine has the correct level.
A Identify the high/low markings on the header tank and describe how to top up to correct level.
 
Q Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
A Identify reservoir. Visual check impossible so explain how to check level by squirting washers.
 
Q Identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you'd check that you have a safe level of fluid
A Identify the reservoir, check level against max/min markings
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Q Show me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car.
A Operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help.
 
Q Tell me how you would check the brakes are working before starting a journey.
A Drive a few metres and gently apply brakes. They should not feel spongy or soft and not pull to one side.
 
Q Tell me where you would find the reccomended tyre pressures for this car and how the pressures should be checked.
A In the handbook. Use a reliable pressure gauge and check the when tyres are cold.
 
Q Tell me how you'd check the tyres to ensure they have sufficient tread depth and they are safe to use on the road.
A There should be 1.6mm of tread around full circumference and across central 3/4. No cuts or bulges in the sidewall.
 
Q Show me or explain how you would check the power steering is working before starting a journey.
A With engine running steering wheel should move freely and not feel heavy or stiff.
 
Q Tell me how you would check the headlights and tail lights are working.
A Turn on ignition, switch on lights using light switch positioned on dashboard to right of steering wheel. Walk around veichle.
 
Q Show me how you would check the direction indicators are working.
A Switch on hazard warning lights and walk around the veichle to check.
 
Q Show me how you would check the horn is working.
A Press the centre of steering wheel boss to sound the horn.
 
Q Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
A Demonstrate by applying the handbrake, when it's applied it secures itself and it's not at the end of the working travel.
 
Q Tell me how you would make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted to provide protection in the event of a crash.
A Head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part is at least as high as the eye or the top of the ears.
 
Q Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
A Press the end of right hand column stalk to wash and wipe the windscreen.
 
Q Show me how to set the demister controls to clear all windows, this should include both front and rear screens.
A Turn the large dial to the windscreen setting, turn on fan, increase heat and press heated rear window button.
 
Q Show me how you would switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you would use them.
A Turn on headlights and ignition. Press button positioned to right of light switch. Check warning light is on. Explain use.
 
Q Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti lock braking system.
A Warning light will illuminate if there is a fault.
 
Q Show me how to switch headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you'd know main beam is on whilst in car.
A Turn headlights on. Pull left hand column stalk towards you to swith on. Check blue main beam warning light.

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