A. Identify the coolant tank and check the min/max markings. If the coolant is below the minimum mark then more coolant will need to be added. To do this, unscrew the cap and pour in coolant until the max mark is reached.
A. Identify the brake fluid reservoir and check the fluid level against the min/max marker.
A. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made:
1) Apply 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.
2) Turning the steering wheel just before moving off (dry steering) the steering should feel light and not heavy.
A. Identify the dipstick, describe the oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.
A. Identify reservoir, lift off cap and make a visual check of level as there are no external markings on reservoir.
A. Press the horn and listen (turn on ignition if necessary).
A. Press the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help you. (The examiner may offer to help, you will need to switch the ignition, but there is no need to start the engine.)
A. Test the brakes as you move off they should not feel slack or spongy and the car should not pull to one side when you’re braking.
A. Switch on head lights (turn ignition if necessary), walk around the car and check that the head lights are on at the front, and the tail lights are on at the back.
A. Activate the hazard warning light and walk around the car to see if all the indicators are working correctly.