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Show Me Tell Me Engine Questions

Learning and revising the Show Me Tell Me questions is an important aspect of your driving test. However it can be a little difficult to remember which engine components relate to each question! Use this diagram of the Suzuki Swift engine bay as a summary to help memorise where each of your checks should be taking place.

 

Show me tell me engine summary

Brake fluid1 – Brake Fluid Reservoir

Q: Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

A: Point out the brake fluid reservoir and explain that the level must be between the minimum and maximum markers.

Oil dipstick

2 – Engine Oil Dipstick

Q: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

A: Point out the dipstick, explain that you must clean the dipstick then dip it back in, the oil level should be between the minimum and maximum markers.

Windscreen washer3 – Windscreen Washer Reservoir

Q: Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.

A: Point out the windscreen washer reservoir and explain that you would look for the level on the container (it is a coloured liquid which is visible through the container).

Coolant4 – Coolant

Q: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.

A: Point out the header tank and explain that the level must be between the minimum and maximum markers.

 

This summary highlights the engine based questions, don’t forget to revise the other Show Me Tell Me topics such as tyres, windscreen wipers, demister, lights and brakes!

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