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Show Me Tell Me

"The show me, tell me questions require you to explain to the driving test examiner where and how to check the tires, brakes, fluid levels, lights, direction indicators, power steering and horn. You will be asked two questions, one ‘show me’ and one ‘tell me’ question. Below is a more detailed explanation from DVSA on how it works"

Show Me Question 1

Show Me Question 1

Identify and show me where to check the engine's coolant level.

Tell Me Question 1

Tell me how to check the engine's coolant level.


Identify the coolant tank and check the min/max markings. If the coolant is below the min mark then more coolant will need to be added. To do this, unscrew the cap and pour in coolant until the max mark is reached.


Show Me Question 2

Open the bonnet and show me where where the brake fluid reservoir is.

Tell Me Question 2

Tell me how to check how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid..


Identify the brake fluid reservoir and check the fluid level against the min/max levels..


Power Assisted Steering

Show Me | Tell Me Question 3

Show me and tell me how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.


If the steering becomes heavy the steering may be faulty. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made.

  1. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained whilst the engine is started, should result in slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.
  2. Turning the steering wheel after just moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assisted steering is functioning correctly.


Show Me | Tell Me Question 4

Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has enough oil


Identify the dipstick, pull it out and check the oil level against the min/max markings..