For safety and for your cars health it’s important to know how to look after your vehicle and operate all its various controls. At the start of your driving test you will be tested on your knowledge of basic car maintenance.

The 'Show Me Tell Me' questions require you to explain to the driving test examiner where and how to check the tyres, brakes, fluid levels, lights, direction indicators, power steering, horn etc... You will be asked two questions, one 'show me' and one 'tell me' question.

The video on this page will explain all you need to know, watch it and ask me if you have any questions or do not understand anything. You will also practice these in stage 5 of the driving course. For a guide to looking inside the bonnet of the car, click the picture of the engine bay.

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