Show me tell me Questions and Answers


At the beginning of you practical driving test you will be asked 2 of the following questions. If you answer one or both of the questions wrong you will be given one minor fault.

Your instructor can help you with all the show me tell me questions and can relate them to the controls on the car you are learning in.

Show me questions

(while you are driving)

When it is safe to do so, can you show me:
  • How you wash and clean the rear screen
  • How you wash and clean the front screen
  • Switch on the dipped headlights
  • Set the rear demister
  • Operate the horn
  • Demister the front screen
  • Open and close the side window

Tell me questions

  • Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working
  • Tell me where you would find the information for the tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked
  • 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
  • Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that there general condition is safe to use on the road
  • Tell me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working
  • Tell me how you would know if there was a problem with the ABS
  • Tell me how you would check the indicators are working
  • Tell me how you would check the brake lights are working
  • Tell me how you would check the power-assisted steering is working
  • Tell me how you would switch on the rear fog light (s) and explain when you would use them
  • Switch your headlights from dipped to main beam and explain how you know the main beam is on
  • Open the bonnet and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil
  • Open the bonnet and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant
  • Open the bonnet and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid