Q. How would you check the horn?
A. Press the centre of the steering wheel and listen.
Q. How would you check the parking/hand brake is working properly before making a journey?
A. Apply the handbrake and check it holds the car secure without exceeding the working travel (going all the way to the top).
Q. How would you check the power steering is working correctly before making a journey?
A. Before starting a journey apply gentle pressure on the steering wheel, it will feel very heavy. Repeat this after starting the engine and the steering should become light now that the power assistance is functioning. If the steering becomes heavy whilst driving it would indicate a fault.
Q. How would you check the foot brake before making a journey?
A. Check that the brakes slow and stop the car, should not feel spongy or slack and should not be pulling the car to one side.
Q. How would you check the brake lights are working before starting a journey.
A. This will require some assistance. With the ignition on press the brake and ask someone to look at the back of the car. The examiner will offer to look for you.