Driving School in Plymouth

''Show Me Tell Me'' with Martin's Driving School in Plymouth. Details shown below, take effect from 2017.

Before you go out on the road, the Examiner will ask you a couple of questions regarding basic vehicle maintenance. One Tell Me Question before You leave the Test Centre and When It's Safe, One Show Me Question on the move.

Show me. The Examiner will ask you one of these 'Show Me' Questions Whilst Driving.


Q1. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how to wash and clean the rear windscreen?

A1. Operarate relevant control to wash and wipe rear windscreen.


Q2. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how to wash and clean the front windscreen?

A2. Operate relevant control to wash and clean the front windscreen.


Q3. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how to you'd switch on your dipped headlights.

A3. Operate relevant switch.


Q4. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd set the rear demister?

A4. Operate switch to heat rear screen.

 

Q5. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd operate the horn?

A5. Check is carried out by using control.

 

Q6. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd demist the front windscreen?

A6. Set all relevant controls including; fan, temperature, air direction/source and heated screen.


Q7. When it's safe to do so, can you show me how you'd open and close the side window?

A7. Operate relevant control on door armrest.

 


Tell me. The Examiner will ask you one of these 'Tell Me' Questions before You start driving.


Q1. Tell me how you'd check the brakes before starting a journey?

A1. Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.


Q2. Tell me where you'd find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked?

A2. Manufacturer's guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyred are cold, don't forget the spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.


Q3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash?

A3. The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

 

Q4. Tell me how you'd check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road?

A4. No cuts or bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.


Q5. Tell me how you'd check that the headlights and tail lights are working?

A5. Explain you'd operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary) then walk round vehicle. (As this is a 'tell me' question, you don't need to physically check the lights.

 

Q6. tell me how you'd know there was a problem with with you Anti-Lock Braking System?

A6. Warning light should illuminate if there was a fault with the Anti-Lock braking System.

 

Q7. Tell me how you'd check the direction indicators are working? You don't need to exit the vehicle.

A7. Explain You'd operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then walk round vehicle. (as this is a 'tell me' question, you don't need to physically check the lights.


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Martin's Driving School In Plymouth

Hello, my name is Martin Heron. For 16 years I have been an Independant Driving Instructor running as "MARTIN'S DRIVING SCHOOL" based in Plymouth.

As an Approved Driving Instructor (GRADE 'A') I work with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to conduct Driving Lessons and Pass Plus Courses.

Please call me today on 01752 605905 or 077 409 405 46 to discuss your driving lesson requirements.

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