Test Checks

  • Mechanical condition

  • Is the car you’ll be using for the test mechanically sound? For example, is the handbrake capable of holding the car on the steepest hill in town?
  • Wiper blades
    Renew if worn.
  • Brake and indicator lights
    Check the indicator lenses are clean and unbroken. If these show a ‘white’ light due to a broken lens, the test will not be conducted.
  • ‘L’ plates
    Attach them front and rear so that they are clearly visible. Place where it will not hamper visibility – tax, insurance and, if applicable, NCT discs should be on the windscreen.
  • Petrol
    Is there enough in the tank?
  • Fluids: oil, coolant, brake, power-steering
    Check levels. In particular, check oil pressure in case of leaks.
  • Check tyre pressure
  • Windscreen washer
    Fill the washer bottle and use a windscreen-washer additive
  • Interior mirror
    Remove the various paraphernalia such as air fresheners, furry toys, dice and so on –needless distractions, for you and the examiner
  • Car body
    Clean the car, in particular all windows, both inside and outside.

Technical knowledge

The examiner will also check your technical knowledge of the car as part of the test. This consists of, “Show me or tell me how you would check three of the following”:

  • Tyres
  • Lights
  • Reflectors
  • Indicators
  • Horn
  • Engine oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Windscreen-washer-fluid level
  • Brake-fluid level
  • Power-steering-fluid level
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