Show Me Tell me Questions for the Driving Test Warwick

Show Me & Tell me

Pupils will be asked two questions, one ‘show me’ and one ‘tell me’.

One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.

Below are some sample questions for ‘show me’ and ‘tell me’:

SHOW ME – TELL ME DRIVING TEST QUESTIONS

Q.1) Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Q.2) 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.Identify high/low markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level. Identify high/low markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.
Q.3) Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.
Q.4) Open the bonnet, identify where the break fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings. Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.
Q.5) Tell me how you would check that the break lights are working on this car.Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help. Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.
Q.6) Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
Q.7) Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.No cuts or bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference. No cuts or bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
Q.8) Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressure for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps. Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don't forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.
Q9) Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning. If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made.
Q.10) Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary) walk around vehicle. Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary) walk around vehicle.
Q.11) Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.
Q.12) Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary). Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).
Q.13) Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.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. 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.