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Show Me / Tell Me

Part 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 general maintenance and safety checks on your car.

You can get an idea of the questions you will be asked on this page and by clicking each of these , you can see an example of the response you would give.

A wrong answer to one, or both of the questions counts as one Minor Fault.

Alternatively you can click here to Download the SHOW ME TELL ME questions.

Tell me questions

 

Tell me how you would check the brakes are working before starting a journey
Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked
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
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash
Tell me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working? (no need to exit the vehicle)
Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti lock braking system
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
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
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
Open the bonnet, identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level

Show Me Questions

Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey
how me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear, make sure you keep control of the vehicle
Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only)
Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working
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)
Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washers and wipers
Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively, this should include both front and rear screens
Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it /them (no need to exit the vehicle)
Show me how you would switch on your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know the main beam is on whilst inside the car