THE DAY OF YOUR TEST

  • Prior to your test starting the Examiner will come out to the waiting room or car park (whichever is relevant to your driving test centre).
  • Ask to see your Provisional licence (So they can verify its you thats taking the test).
  • Ask you to sign a Residency and Insurance declaration.
  • Ask you your name.
  • Then ask you to lead the way to your car (if you are in a waiting room).
  • Eyesight check: Making sure that you can read a number plate from a distance of 20 Metres (Please do not forget your glasses if this is required to drive) If you’re not able to read the number plate from the required distance then your driving test will not go ahead.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Eyesight check should be done on your very 1st driving lesson to make sure you’re able to read the number plate from the required distance.

TELL ME QUESTIONS

You will be asked to answer 1 question about the vehicle before starting the car and moving off.

Q. Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey?

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

Q. Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked?

A. Check the manufacturers guide, use a reliable pressure gauge (i.e in a petrol station), check and adjust pressures when the tyres are cold, don’t forget the spare tyre and remember to refit valve caps.

Q. Tell me how you make sure that your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash?

A. 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, ans as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. NOTE: Some restraints may not be adjustable.

Q. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to  ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road?

A. There should be no cuts and bulges, a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth acorss the central three quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire circumference of the tyre.

Q. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t have to exit the vehicle?

A. Explain you’d operate the switch (Turn on ignition if necessary), Then walk around the vehicle to check that the headlights and tail lights are working (NO NEED TO EXIT THE VEHICLE ON THE TEST).

Q. Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your Anti Lock Braking System (ABS)?

A.Warning light would illuminate on the dash and tay on if there was a fault with the Anti Lock Braking System (ABS).

Q. Tell me how you would check that your indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle?

A. Turn on the ignition if necessary, operate the indicator or hazard lights then walk around the car to check if they are working (NO NEED TO EXIT THE VEHICLE TO CHECK ON THE TEST).

Q. Tell me how you’d check that the brake lights are working on this car?

A. Explain how you’d operate the brake pedal, then make use of reflections behind the car or ask someone to check for you.

Q. Tell me how you’d check the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey?

A. If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 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 assisitance is functioning.

Q. Tell me how you’d swicth on the rear fog lights and explain when you’d use it/them? You don’t need to exit the vehicle?

A. Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light has come up on the dash. Explain use: You would us the the foglights in foggy conditions and when visibility is less than 100 metres.

Q. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on?

A. Operate switch (with ignition on if necessary), check that the main beam warning light has illuminated on the dash, a blue warning light showing a headlamp.

Q. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil?

A. Identify the dipstick/oil level indicator, descrobe check of oil level agains the minimum and maximum markers.

Q. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the car has sufficient coolant?

A. Point out the coolant tank, Identify the minimum and maximum markers and tell the examiner that the coolant should be in between these markers. If there isnt sufficient fluids, describe how you’d top up the levels.

Q. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid?

A. Point out the brake fluid tank, tell the examiner you’d check that the levels are between the minimum and maximum markers.

SHOW ME QUESTIONS?

You will be asked one question whilst driving

Q. When its safe to do so, Can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?

A. Show how you would use the appropriate lever or button inside the vehicle to clean the back windscreen.

Q. When its safe to do so, can you show me how you would wash and clean the front windscreen?

A. Show how you would use the appropriate lever or button inside the vehicle to clean the front windscreen.

Q. When it’s safe to do so, Can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?

A. Show how you’d Turn or press the appropriate switch/button to operate the dipped headlights.

Q. When its safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?

Show how you’d operate the appropriate button to put the rear demister on.

Q. When its safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?

A. Press the horn

Q. When its safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?

A. Operate the appropriate dials or switches, Making sure that the dial is set to clear the windscreen, adjust fan speed, and adjust temperature.

Q. When its safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close a side window?

A. Operate the appropriate switch to open and close a window, can be any window 

PLEASE NOTE

The examiner has asked you do perform any on elf these procedures “When it is SAFE to do so” This can be when you’re stationary or driving.