Hello everybody I'm Chris. Today we're
going through all to show me tell me questions, also known as the vehicle
safety questions. The examiner will ask you one tell me question at the beginning of the driving test before you start driving
where you have to explain how you'd carry out a safety task. You'll also be asked one
show me question where you'd actually have to show them how you carry out a
safety task while you're driving.
The show me question could be asked at any
time during your test including the independent driving part. If you get one
or both questions wrong then you won't fail your test but you'd get one
driving fault or a minor as they're commonly called. I'm going to give you
the full answers and demonstrations using this Ford Fiesta which is one of
the most popular cars to learn in. So let's get started. Firstly, how to open the bonnet. There's three questions you might get asked that involve you having to
open the bonnet I'm using a Ford Fiesta but a lot of cars are similar.
the bonnet of this car there's a catch just down here in the drivers footwell.
It's a bit dark but you can feel where it is. Just pull that. Then go around to the
front of the car and just to the right of centre there's another catch, just
push that to the left and hold it as you start to lift the bonnet. Pull the bonnet stay up. Into the hole and make sure it's secure. Question number one. Open the bonnet and
tell me how you'd check that the engine has sufficient oil. Now this is a tell me
question you wouldn't have to physically do anything apart from open the bonnet and
point at the dipstick and explain to the examiner what I'm going to show you.
You'd pull the dipstick out, it'll be covered in oil, so you'd get a cloth, wipe
all the oil off, put it back in, pull it back out and it will leave an oily mark
on the dipstick between the minimum and maximum markers.
If it needs oil,
then it goes in here. Open the bonnet and tell me how you check that the engine
has sufficient engine coolant. The engine coolant is just here. You'd check it down
the side. The level should be between the maximum and the minimum markings. You'd
open this only when it's cold to top it up, never open it when it's hot as it
could be dangerous. Open the bonnet and tell me how you'd
check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid. The brake fluid
reservoir is just here. It has a little circle on the top in between brackets.
You can check it down the side and the brake fluid should be between the
minimum and maximum markings.
How to close the bonnet. Lift it slightly as you
pull the bonnet stay out of the hole. Push it back into the clip and then
lower the bonnet. Mind your fingers as you can drop the bonnet just before
it's fully closed. Let's have a look at all the other tell me questions that you
might be asked. Tell me how you'd check that the brakes
are working before starting a journey. Now this is a tell me question but again
I'm going to show you it just to help you remember. Tell the examiner that you
would drive forward slowly, press the foot brake. It shouldn't feel spongy or
slack and the car shouldn't pull to one side. Tell me where you'd find the
information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre
pressures should be checked.
Tell the examiner that you would check and adjust
all the tyres including the spare tyre when they're cold with an air pressure gauge.
And don't forget to refit the valve caps after. Tyre pressure information can be
found in the car manual or sometimes there's a sticker on either the drivers or
passengers door pillar. Tell me how you 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 is at least as high as
your eye or top of the ears and as close to the back of your head as comfortable.
If you do need to adjust it there's a little button at the base of the head
restraint that you can press and then move the head restraint up or down. Tell me how you check the tyres to
ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition
is safe to use on the road. You would check all the tyres with a tread depth
The tread depth should be no less than 1.6 millimetres across
the central three-quarters breadth of the tyre and you check this all the way
around the tyre there also shouldn't be any cuts or bulges on the outside. Tell
me how you'd check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don't need
to exit the vehicle. This is a tell me question but to help you remember it I'm
going to demonstrate what you'd tell the examiner. You turn the ignition on.
Turn the dipped headlights on, and then you'd walk round the car to
check that the headlights and taillights are working. Tell me how you'd know if
there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system or ABS for short. You'd
tell the examiner when you turn the ignition on some warning lights will
illuminate on the dashboard you're looking out for this ABS warning light
just here. The light should go off when you start a car unless there's a problem.
Tell me how you'd check the direction
indicators are working. You don't need to exit the vehicle. Tell the examiner that
you'd press the hazard warning lights button, it's identified by this red
triangle, then you'd walk around the car to make sure all six indicators are
working. Tell me how you'd check the brake lights are working on this car. Another tell me question so you just tell the examiner that you'd turn the ignition
on. Press the foot brake and either see reflections in windows or a garage door
or ask someone to help and check the brake lights are working. Tell me how you
check the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey again
I'm going to demonstrate what you'd tell the examiner to check it's working. I can
give the steering a little pressure as I start the engine.
There's slight movement as
the power steering begins to operate so I know it's working. Also, as soon as you
move off you'll feel the steering is light to turn and not heavy. Tell me how you'd switch on the rear fog
light and explain when you'd use it. You don't need to exit the vehicle. Tell the
examiner that you would use the rear fog light when you can't see further than
To turn on the rear fog light you would firstly need to turn on the
ignition, turn on dipped headlights and then press
this button here for the rear fog light. Tell the examiner that you know it's on
because you would see this warning light on the dashboard. Don't forget to switch
them off once conditions have improved tell me how you switched your headlight
from dipped to main beam and explain how you'd know the main beam is on. Tell
the examiner that you would have to turn on the ignition, then turn the dipped
Pull this lever towards you for the main beam and tell the examiner that this blue
warning light shows that the main beam is on. That's all the tell me questions, we're
now going to have a look at all the show me questions. You'll be asked one of
these while driving but if you're unsure how to do it when driving on the test
then the examiner will ask you to pull up on the left when it's safe and
convenient and ask you to find the control. It's a good idea to get familiar
with where the controls are and how to use them before you try it when driving.
Let's go through each of the show me questions. When it's safe to do so can
you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen. Let's have a look at
where the control is before driving.
It's just here. Look for this symbol. To use it,
pull it toward you slightly to turn the rear wiper on and a little firmer and
hold it to wash it. Let go to stop the water and then push it away from you to
turn off the rear wiper. You'll be asked this question when driving but just like
all the other show me questions try not to look at the control, only demonstrate it when it's safe and there's not much going on. When it's safe to do so can you show me
how you wash and clean the front windscreen. The control for this is on
the same stalk as the rear windscreen washer, this time you'll have to press
the end of it to squirt the windscreen washer. Only use it when it's safe, as it might be hard to see out the windscreen for a second.
The wipers activate
automatically in this car and turn themselves off but you might have to
turn them on and off yourself in the car you're driving. When it's safe to do so,
can you show me how you'd switch on your dipped headlights. The switch for the dipped
headlights is just down here. Look for this symbol. You'll have to turn
the switch twice to the right for the dipped headlights. This light on the
dashboard shows they're on and then turn them off.
When it's safe to do so, can you show me
how you'd set the rear demister. The rear demister controls are all here. This button
is for the rear demister. Press it to turn it on. Don't forget to turn it off
by pressing it again. When it's safe to do so can you show me how you'd operate
the horn. This is where the horn is. When there aren't any other road users nearby,
just press it. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd demist the
front windscreen. Don't forget all the demister controls are
here. This car has a heated front windscreen.
To turn it on and demist
just press this button. Don't forget to turn it off by pressing it again. In the
car you're driving you might have to turn the fan up and direct the air to
blow on the front windscreen. Use air conditioning if you have it and use warm
air. When it's safe to do so, can you show me
how you'd open and close the side window.
The controls are on the driver's door.
The button on the right is for the driver's window press it down to fully
open the window. Pull it up to close the window. Again,
only do it when it's safe and try not to look at the controls when driving. Well
that's the end of all the show me tell me questions, hope you found it useful. We
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