The DVSA Show me, tell me questions test your knowledge on basic car maintenance and safety. At the start of the practical driving test the show me, tell me questions will begin. The driving test examiner will ask you two questions, one show me and one tell me. Answer any of these two questions incorrectly and you will gain one driving test fault. Below are the show me, tell me questions and answers.
A. "No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference."
A. "Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe checking of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers."
A. "Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings."
A. "Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and checking functioning of all indicators."
A. "Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel."
A. "Identify reservoir and explain how to check level."
A. "Brakes will not feel spongy or slack. Brakes will be tested as you set off. Vehicle will not pull to one side."
A. "If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, will 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 assistance is functioning."
A. "Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps."
A. "Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle."
A. "Check is carried out by using control."
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, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable."
A. "Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light."
A. "Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use."
A. "Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti lock braking system."
A. "Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary)."