At the beginning of your driving test you will be asked two vehicle maintenance question.(show me, tell me) If you get one or both questions wrong, you will receive a driving fault on your driving test. The questions are as follows:
Q: Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers
Q: Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively. (This would include front and rear screens.)
A: On the Hyundai i30 by selecting the button as shown it will set the front screen to demist. You can increase the fan speed and temperature setting if required. The rear screen demist is on the right hand side.
Q: Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
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 whilst the engine is started should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
Q: Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on the car.
A: Operate the brake pedal, make use of reflection in windows, garage doors, or ask someone to help.
Q: Show me how you would check the hand brake for excessive wear.
A: Demonstrate by applying the handbrake and when it is fully applied and secures itself and is not at the end of working travel.
Q: Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
A: There should be no cuts or bulges, using a tyre depth gauge measure the tyre depth, there should be a minimum of 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
Q: Show me how you would check the horn is working.(off road only)
A: Check is carried out by pressing the horn once and checking it works (ignition may need to be on).