Archive for March 2018

Show me how you wash and clear a front windscreen

When it’s safe turn on a front windscreen wipers

Show me how you wash and clear a rear windscreen

When it’s safe turn on a rear windscreen wiper 1. Locate Rear Wiper Control 2. Operate as in car’s manual 3. Check that the window has been cleared (by looking to¬†interior mirror)

Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you know the main beam is on

1. Turn on ignition 2. Switched headlight to main beam 3. Check with main beam warning light (blue lighting icon)

Tell me how you switch on the rear fog lights and explain when you use them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle

1. Turn on the ignition 2. Turn on dipped headlights 3. Check warning light is on 4. Explain when dipped headlights / fog lights needs to be switched on

Tell me how you check 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, 2 simple checks can be made: 1. 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 2. Alternatively turning the steering wheel [...]

Tell me how you check the brake lights are working on this car

1. Turn on ignition, press the brake pedal 2. Make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help and tell if brake lights are working

Tell me how you check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle

1. Turn on ignition, and then walk round vehicle to check the direction indicators are working

Tell me how you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system

When ignition is turned off steering wheel feels hard to turn. When the ignition is turned on , steering wheel should become easy to turn, if it’s still hard then something wrong with anti-lock-braking system. 1. Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system Nissan Micra: When the ignition [...]

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

1. Turn on ignition, then walk round vehicle to see that headlights and tail lights are working

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

1. 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 the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable