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The Guide to 'Show Me, Tell Me' Test Questions

Updated: Oct 25, 2023


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Your Guide to Questions for Your UK Driving Test

If you're preparing for your UK driving test, you've likely heard about the "Show Me, Tell Me" questions. You don't need to be Albert Einstein These questions assess your understanding of basic car maintenance and safety procedures. At "4 Driving Lessons Colchester, Clacton and Tendring," we're here to help you ace this part of the test with a comprehensive guide to all the questions and their answers.


What Are 'Show Me, Tell Me' Questions?

During your driving test, you'll be asked two types of questions:

  1. Tell Me: A question where you'll explain how you'd perform a safety task.

  2. Show Me: A question where you'll demonstrate a safety task.


The Complete 'Tell Me' Questions and Answers. Driving Lessons Colchester, Clacton.


1. How would you check that the brakes are working before starting a journey?

Answer: Test the brakes as you set off; they should not feel spongy or slack and should stop the vehicle effectively.

2. Where would you find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car, and how should tyre pressures be checked?

Answer: The car's manual contains this information. Use a reliable pressure gauge and check the tyres when they are cold.

3. How do you ensure your head restraint is correctly adjusted to provide the best protection in the event of a crash?

Answer: The head restraint should be adjusted so that the rigid part is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as comfortable.

4. How would you check the tyres to ensure they have sufficient tread depth and are in good condition?

Answer: Tyres should have no cuts or bulges, and the tread depth should be at least 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire circumference.

5. How would you check that the headlights and tail lights are working without leaving the vehicle?

Answer: Turn on the ignition and then the lights. You can then walk around the vehicle to ensure all lights are functioning.

6. How would you check that the direction indicators are functioning?

Answer: Turn on the hazard warning lights and check all indicators by walking around the vehicle.

7. How would you check that the brake lights are operational?

Answer: Press the brake pedal and either use reflections in windows or ask someone to help confirm that the brake lights come on.

8. How would you check that the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey?

Answer: If the steering becomes heavy, the power assistance may be faulty. Check this by turning the steering wheel just after moving off.

9. How would you check the parking brake for excessive wear?

Answer: Apply the parking brake; if it reaches the end of its working travel (it comes up too high), it may be excessively worn.

10. How would you check that the engine has sufficient oil?

Answer: Use the dipstick to check the oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

11. How would you check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant?

Answer: Check the coolant level in the reservoir; it should be between the minimum and maximum markers.

12. How would you check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid?

Answer: Check the brake fluid reservoir; the level should be between the minimum and maximum markers.

13. How would you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system?

Answer: A warning light on the dashboard will illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.

14. How would you check the windscreen washer level and how you’d check it’s working?

Answer: The windscreen washer reservoir should have sufficient fluid. Test it by operating the windscreen washers and wipers.


The Complete 'Show Me' Questions and Answers


1. How would you check that the horn is operational?

Answer: Press the horn briefly to confirm it works.

2. How would you check that the direction indicators are functioning?

Answer: Activate the indicators or hazard warning lights, then walk around the car to ensure all are working.

3. How would you check that the brake lights are operational?

Answer: Press the brake pedal and either use reflections in windows or ask someone to help confirm that the brake lights come on.

4. How would you clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers?

Answer: Operate the control to wash and wipe the windscreen.

5. How would you set the demister controls to clear all the windows effectively?

Answer: Set all relevant controls, including fan, temperature, air direction/source, and heated screen, to clear the windscreen and windows.

Tips for Success

  1. Be Clear and Concise: Keep your answers straightforward.

  2. Practical Practice: Use your driving lessons in Colchester and Clacton to practice these tasks.

  3. Stay Calm: Deep breaths can help you focus and stay calm during the test.

We Hope this Ultimate Guide has Helped you Earn Your Pass.


The "Show Me, Tell Me" questions are a crucial part of your UK driving test. Being well-prepared can make a significant difference in your test performance. At "4 Driving Lessons Colchester, Clacton and Tendring," we ensure you are fully prepared for every aspect of your test.

For more information and to book your driving lessons in Colchester and Clacton, visit 4 Driving Lessons Colchester, Clacton and Tendring.



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