Hello everybody I'm Chris. Today we're going
through all the 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'd 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 the examiner how you'd carry out
a safety task while you're driving. The show me question can 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 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 Puma which is
currently one of the UK's best-selling cars. 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 Puma but a lot of cars are similar. To open the bonnet of this car
there's a catch just here on the passenger side. Pull that. Then go around to the front of the car
and to the left of centre there's another catch. Just push that to the right 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, 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'd check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant. The
engine coolant is just here. Check it down the side. The level should be
between the maximum and 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 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. The brake fluid should
be between the maximum and minimum markings. 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 footbrake and it shouldn't feel spongy
or slack. Also 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 sometimes be found in the car manual or there could be a sticker on
either the drivers or passenger's 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.
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 gauge. The tread
depth should be no less than 1.6 millimetres across the central three-quarters breadth of the
tyre. 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 check that the
headlights and taillights 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 this once to the left
for the dipped headlights and then you'd walk around 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 A. B. S for short. You tell the
examiner that if there was a fault this ABS warning light would
stay on when you start the car. Tell me how you 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 check the brake lights are working
on this car. Another tell me question. Tell the examiner that you would press the footbrake and
either see reflections in windows or a garage door or you can 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 visibility is less than 100 metres. To turn on the rear fog light you would
firstly need to turn on the ignition. Turn on the 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 switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how
you know the main beam is on. Tell the examiner that you'd have to turn on
ignition. Then turn on the dipped headlights. Then push this stalk towards
the dashboard 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, push it away from you, towards the
dashboard and hold it as long as necessary to wash the rear windscreen. The rear
wiper turns on and off automatically. You'll be asked this question when driving
but just like all the other show me questions 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 pull it
Hold it as long as necessary to wash the front windscreen.
The wipers turn on and off automatically. Only use it when it's safe as it might be
hard to see out the windscreen for a second. 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. Turn it once to the left to turn them on. This light on the dashboard shows they're on. Then turn it back once to the
right for automatic headlights. When it's safe to do so can you show
me how you'd set the rear de-mister. The 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 demist the front windscreen. Don't forget all the demister controls are here. To demist the front windscreen press
this button to direct air onto it. That's a good demonstration for the driving test
and don't forget to switch it back off after. But if the windscreen is extremely
misted up then press this max button. If your car doesn't have a max button then direct
air on the front windscreen again, turn the fan up and the temperature and turn
on the air conditioning.
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 also have a free quiz on our website that might
help you learn all the answers to the show me tell me questions.
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