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Q: Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens

A: Set all relevant controls including; fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows

Q: 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.

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

Q: Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers

A: Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.

Q: Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear, make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle

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

Q: Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car. (I can assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine)

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

Q: Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are

A: Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. (may need to switch ignition on, prompt not to start engine)

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

A: If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly.

Q: Show me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car

A: Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light

Q: Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

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