SAFETY CHECK QUESTIONS
At the start of the Practical Driving Test the examiner will ask 2 “Show Me, Tell Me” questions.
These questions, test your knowledge on basic car maintenance and safety. Answer any of these two questions incorrectly and you will gain one driving test fault.You will find all the DSA “Show Me, Tell Me” questions, together with helpful videos explaining the process below. Your GDS Instructor will be able to help you with your answers, so start by booking your first lesson today.
“Under the bonnet”
“Outside the car”
Q. Open the bonnet, identify where the Windscreen Washer reservoir is and TELL ME how you check the level?
Q. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and TELL ME how you would check that the engine has enough oil.
Q. Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and TELL ME how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Q. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and TELL ME how you would check the engine has the correct level.
Q11. TELL ME where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Tyre tread depth
Q. TELL ME how you would check the tyres to show that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on
Headlights and Indicators
Q. TELL ME how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.
Q. SHOW ME how you would check that the direction indicators are working correctly.
“Inside the car”
DSA Video Show Me Tell Questions
Q. SHOW ME / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
Q. TELL ME how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
ABS warning light
Q. TELL ME how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Q. SHOW ME how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it / them. (No need to exit vehicle).
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.
Q. TELL ME how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Q. SHOW ME how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.
Q. SHOW ME how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens.
Q6. SHOW ME how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).
Q. SHOW ME how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.