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Show me & Tell me

Learn to drive in BedfordPart of your test includes a Show me / Tell me section.

This is when your examiner will ask you one ‘Show me’ and one ‘Tell me’ question about the general safety checks and maintenance on your vehicle.

You can get an idea of the kind of questions you will be asked on this page. Click each of the questions and you can see the kind of response you would be expected to give.

Tell me Questions

A1.
Brakes should be tested as you set off by applying gentle pressure at slow speed. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack and the vehicle should not pull to one side.
A2.
In the manufacturerʼs guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, donʼt forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.
A3.
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
A4.
Adjust the rigid part of the restraint so that it is close to the back of your head and level with your eyes or top of your ears.
A5.
Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), get somebody to walk round vehicle.
A6.
The ABS warning light would become illuminated on the instrument panel if there is a fault.
A7.
Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.
A8.
Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.
A9.
Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
A10.
Identify reservoir and explain how the washer fluid should be filled to a level between the min and max markers on the side of the reservoir or where there is no min/max marker to keep it topped up regularly.

Show me Questions

A1.
Apply footbrake firmly, Demonstrate by applying parking brake so that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.
A2.
Check is carried out by pressing gently on the control (turn on ignition if necessary).
A3.
Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.
A4.
Switch ignition on, operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors etc, ask someone to help.
A5.
Operate windscreen washer control button and then activate the windscreen wipers (turn on ignition if necessary).
A6.
Set all relevant controls including air vents at both sides to point towards the side windows, use the control switch to direct hot air onto the windscreen then operate the fan, press the heated rear screen switch to clear the rear window.
A7.
Operate the rear fog switch after switching on dipped headlights check switch is illuminated and explain that they should only be used when visibility is reduced to 100 metres or less.
A8.
Move the stalk attached to the steering column forwards which will illuminate a blue warning light on the instrument panel.