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10. Tell me how you would check that the headlights and taillights are working. (No need to exit the vehicle).

Operate switch - (turn on ignition if necessary): walk round vehicle.

11. Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.
Apply the indicators - (turn on ignition of necessary) - or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.

12. Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off-road only).
The check is carried out by using the control (turn on ignition if necessary).

13. Show me how you would check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear. Make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle.
Demonstrate by applying the parking brake so that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

14. Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers.
Operate the appropriate switch as per the manufacturer's instructions.
You may need to switch the ignition on to do this.

15. Show me how you would set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively. This should include both front and rear screens.
Operate the appropriate controls/switch for both front and rear screens as per the manufacturer's instructions. You may need to switch the ignition on to do this.

16. Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you would use it/them. (No need to exit vehicle, please don't start engine).
Operate the appropriate switch as per the manufacturer's instructions.
You may need to switch the ignition on to do this. You would use it/them when visibility is reduced to less than 100 meters (HIghway Code).

17. Show me how you would switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you would know main beam is on whilst inside the car.
Operate the appropriate switch as per the manufacturer's instructions and note the colour of the warning light displayed on the instrument panel. The standard code is greem for dipped and blue for main beam. For those people who are unable to differentiate between the colours, not the different layout of the symbols used.

18. Tell me how you would make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
Follow the advice given in the official publication 'Driving-the essential skills'.

19. Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Check that the appropriate symbol used in the instrument panel goes out when the engine is started and remains off for the duration of your journey.

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