Archive for the ‘Show me tell me’ Category

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

Tell me where you find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked

1. Manufacturer’s guide 2. Use a reliable pressure gauge. 3. Check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold and remember to refit valve caps 4. Don’t forget to have a spare tyre

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

1. Tires should not have any cuts and bulges. 2. Tires should be 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 (three-quarters) of the width of the tyre and all the way around of the tyre.

Tell me how you check that the brakes are working before starting a journey

1. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack means should not feel loose with no resistance 2. Brakes should be tested as you set off. 3. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

Tell me how you check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid

1. Open a bonnet 2. Identify reservoir 3. Check level against high and low markings Nissan Micra: With ignition on, the brake warning light will illuminate when the parking brake is applied. If parking brake is fully released and light comes on, this informs the driver of a low level of brake fluid. If brake [...]

Tell me how you check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant

1. Open a bonnet 2. Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap 3. If it’s below add more engine coolant, if over take out some engine coolant