Show me, tell me: DSA practical driving test questions:
Two of these questions will be asked at the beginning of the test, before you start to drive. Getting one question wrong, or both questions wrong will result in ONE MINOR fault only.
Some of the questions involve opening the bonnet. If so, your examiner will probably ask you to do this as you first approach the car.
On our car, the new shape Ford Fiesta, the bonnet catch is under the dashboard on the far right-hand side. The safest way to use it is to get into the car - shut the door - pull the catch - open the door, and get back out again; being very careful about any passing traffic. Then walk round to the front of the car, partially lift the bonnet, and release the second release catch (see photo below).
Once you have the bonnet open don’t touch anything. Just point – it will be HOT!
All the levels of the under the bonnet items should be between “min” and “max”, except the windscreen washer bottle, which is just filled up to the top.
To close the bonnet – lower it gently down and then drop it for the last 15-20 cms - then try to lift it again to be sure that it is locked in place.
NOT DOING THIS COULD KILL YOU!
It may fly up whilst you are driving along at 70mph!