Under the bonnet

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Under the bonnet – Show Me Where / Tell Me How

Show Me / Tell Me Open the bonnet, show me where the brake fluid reservoir is, and tell me how you can confirm there is a risk-free level of hydraulic fluid in the braking system? Open the bonnet of the car. Identify where the brake fluid reservoir is located by pointing it out. Explain to the examiner how you would check the level of the brake fluid in the reservoir against the maximum and minimum markings on the side of the reservoir. Only top up with the correct fluid when and if required. If the fluid level keeps dropping and you need to top it up there is a problem with the brake fluid system and the braking system so you need to get it checked.
Show Me / Tell Me Show me where the windscreen cleaner reservoir is and and how you would check the fluid level is correct? Open the bonnet of the car. Identify the reservoir by pointing at it, and explain how to check the level of the windscreen washer fluid in the reservoir. it is good practice to keep this topped up to its highest level.
Show Me / Tell Me Open the bonnet, identify the engine coolant reservoir, show and tell me how you would maintain this at the proper level, indicating the maximum and minimum elevation?
Open the bonnet of the car. Identify the header tank or reservoir by pointing it out to the examiner. Explain how you would check the level of the fluid against the maximum and minimum markings on the side of the reservoir. Never ever open a header tank or radiator if they are hot, as they are highly pressurised and the liquid inside is extremely hot!
Show Me / Tell Me Open the bonnet, identify how you will check that the car had sufficient oil in it ( identify the dipstick), and if required where would you top it up ? Open the bonnet of the car. Identify by pointing at the dipstick where it is located on the engine. Explain (but do not touch) how you would remove the dipstick, wipe it dry, reinsert it all the way, and remove it to observe the level of the oil against the maximum and minimum markers on the dipstick. You also need to know and be able to point out where the oil filler cap is in case you need to add some oil.
 

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THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN:
THE Driving Standards Agency (DSA) publication ‘Driving the essential skills’ and ‘ The official DSA driving test’

ALWAYS REMEMBER – you should read and make use of all information available to you through the DSA and any other reference guides to form a balanced revision for your test.