FAQ

Set all relevant controls including; fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of head as possible.

Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary.)

(No need to exit vehicle) Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.

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

Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti lock braking system.

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.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

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

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.

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

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

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.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.

Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

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

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.