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 The DSA Show Me Tell Me Test - Questions and Answers

The DSA Show me, tell me questions test your knowledge on basic car maintenance and safety. At the start of the practical driving test the show me, tell me questions will begin. The driving test examiner will ask you two questions, one show me question and one tell me question. Answer any of these two questions incorrectly and you will gain one driving test fault. There are 19 different questions, which can be asked, in 18 different combinations. Below you will find all the show me, tell me questions and answers.

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  'Tell me' questions

Q.   Tell me how you would check the brakes are working before starting a journey ?

Brakes should be tested as you set off by applying gentle pressure at slow speed. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack and the vehicle should not pull to one side.

Q.   Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked ?

Recommended pressures can be found In the 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.

Q.   Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road ?

 

Tyres should be checked to ensure there are no cuts or bulges. There should be 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference. This can be checked with a tyre depth guage or the depth markers in the tyres themselves.

Q.   Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash ?

 

Adjust the rigid part of the restraint so that it is close to the back of your head and level with your eyes or top of your ears.

 

Q.   Tell me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working (no need to exit the vehicle) ?

Operate light switch (turn on ignition if necessary).