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Switch ignition on. Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.
Brakes should not feel spongy or slack, and should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
Check against 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.
No cuts or bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid (middle) part of it is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as possible.
ABS warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti lock braking system.
Apply footbrake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake (handbrake) so that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of its working travel.
If the steering becomes heavy the PAS 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, should 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 PAS is functioning.
Push the control on the steering wheel.
Switch ignition on. Set all relevant controls including; fan, temperature, air direction / source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Operate switches to clear rear and front windscreens.
Switch ignition on. Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen.
Explanation/Demonstration: Switch on ignition, operate headlight switch then walk round vehicle.
Switch ignition on. Apply the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators, walking around both front and back of the car.
Switch ignition on then switch on dipped headlights. Operate main beam switch, check with main beam (blue) warning light.
Switch ignition on then switch on dipped headlights. Operate fog light switch and check warning lights are on. Only to be used when visibility is poor, less than 100 metres.
Identify dipstick, describe pulling it out, wiping it clean, inserting it again and checking the oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.
Identify Min/Max level markings on header tank, and describe how to top up to correct level.
Identify reservoir, check level between minimum and maximum markings. If not not, top up to required level.
Identify reservoir and explain how to check open the top and confirm the water level.