Accord Driving School Falmouth dual control cars
Accord Driving School Falmouth dual control cars
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Show Me / Tell Me


Your test begins with one Show Me question and one Tell Me question. These relate to the maintenance and operation of your car. 


At Accord Driving School we will go through the show me / tell me questions with you, we normally do it on the drive to the test centre, so that all the questions are fresh in your mind. Remember if you get 1 or both questions wrong it’s only a minor driver fault. However; as a driver you should know how to check your lights, brakes and fluid levels.


A week prior to your test it would be a good idea to go through the videos and questions here.

DSA Videos

Click to view latest videos from the DSA covering the Show me / tell me section of the test

Below are the questions you could be asked. Click a question to show how it could be responded to on your test day

'Tell me' questions

A1 : 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.

A2 : 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.

A3 : 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.

A4 : 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.

A5 : Turn on lights (turn ignition if necessary), walk around car and check that the lights are on.

A6 : The ABS warning light would become illuminated on the instrument panel if there is a fault.

A7 : Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

A8 : Identify reservoir, check fluid level is between high/low markings.

A9 : Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap and describe how to top up to correct level.

A10 : Identify reservoir and explain how the washer fluid should be filled to a level between the min and max markers on the side of the reservoir. They can be checked by simply operating them.

'Show me' questions

A11 : If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

A12 : Apply footbrake firmly. Demonstrate by applying parking brake so that when it is fully applied it secures itself and is not at the end of the working travel.

A13 : Check is carried out by pressing gently on the control (turn on ignition if necessary).

A14 : Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators. You may need to switch the ignition on, however, you should not start the engine.

A15 : Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help. As this is now a show me question the examiner may check the brake lights for you. You may need to switch the ignition on, however you should not start the engine.

A16 : Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen. You may need to switch the ignition on, however, you should not start the engine.

A17 : Set all relevant controls including: fan, temperature, air direction/source and heated screen to clear windscreen and windows. Engine does not have to be started for this demonstration.

A18 : Operate the rear fog switch after switching on dipped headlights, check switch is illuminated and explain that they should only be used when visibility is reduced to 100 metres or less.

A19 : Move the stalk attached to the steering column forwards which will illuminate a blue warning light on the instrument panel.

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