Bournstone School of Motoring

Show Me Tell Me

This page contains the Show Me, Tell Me questions that have been used since July 2008. Click the "Show Answer" link below each question to reveal the answer.

Questions that need the Bonnet Open

Q1) 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.
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Q2) 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.
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Q3) Open the bonnet, identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.
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Q4) 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.
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Questions that need the Ignition On

Q5) Tell me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.
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Q6) 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).
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Q7) Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
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Q8) 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).
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Q9) 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.
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Q10) Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with the anti lock braking system
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Questions that don't need the Ignition On or Bonnet Open

Q11) Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
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Q12) Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
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Q13) Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear, make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle.
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Q14) Show me how you would check that the horn is working (Off-road only i.e. in a car park).
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Q15) Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
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Q16) Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
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Q17) 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.
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Q18) Tell me how you would make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted to provide the best protection in the event of a crash
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Q19) Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear both front and rear windscreens effectively.
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