Show me, tell me - Inside
Show me, tell me - Inside (Video)
Tell me how the brakes are working before a long journey
When you press the brake pedal, it should not feel spongy or travel to the bottom. It will feel spongy if there has been a leak and air has replaced the brake fluid, you will need to get the car checked by a mechanic as a matter of urgency if this is the case.
Also, the car should not pull to one side on braking. The brake system works on the front right and the rear left and the other braking system works on the front left and rear right, it is a dual braking system. My previous 1984 Austin Metro had it so it has been around for a long time.
Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be measured.
The tyre pressures are in the door. Check the tyres when cold, it can be driven for a maximum of 2 miles before it starts to warm up too much and influence the reading.
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
It needs to be level with the eye or the ears, this being the main central part of the head restraint.
Tell me how you would know if there was a fault with the ABS.
The ABS light will illuminate, get it checked out.
Tell me how you would check the direction indicators are working.
Press the hazard warning light switch and walk round the car.