Show Me, Tell Me


Show Me, Tell Me

Show me, tell me is a section of the test where you will be asked to either show your test examiner specific actions to demonstrate your knowledge of the vehicle you are driving (Show Me) or describe the actions you would take (Tell Me).

Below is the official list of DSA Show Me Tell Me Questions, followed by a series of official DSA videos showing an staged scenario where the candidate is asked the questions by the examiner

Official DSA Show Me/Tell Me Questions

Below is a list of the questions which will be asked on the test.
Q Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working
A Apply the hazard warning switch, walk around the car and check the functioning of
all indicator bulbs. (Please note, indicator/hazard bulbs have 2 filaments. To effectively
check them use the Indicator stick, however the Hazard lights are adequate for the test.)

Q Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
A Applying pressure to the brake pedal, it should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes
should be tested as you set off, the vehicle should not pull to one side.

Q Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check
the windscreen washer level.
A Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. If there is no level gauge then top
up regularly.

Q Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car. (I can
assist you, if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine)

A Switch on the ignition (Do NOT start the engine) Apply pressure to the brake pedal,
ask the examiner to check the bulbs. (If alone you can make use of reflections in
windows, garage doors, etc.)

Q Show me and explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is
working before starting a journey.
A Apply gentle pressure to the steering wheel, wheel should be stiff. Maintain pressure
while the engine is started, the wheel should become looser and easier to move.(Avoid
dry steering)

DSA Videos

 

Show Me Tell Me Inside the Car – Driving Test Questions

Find out about the vehicle safety (or ‘show me, tell me’) questions that you might be asked at your driving test. And more importantly, learn why you need to know about carrying out these checks

 

DSA Show Me, Tell Me – Outside the Car : Driving Test Questions

Find out about the vehicle safety (or ‘show me, tell me’) questions that you might be asked at your driving test. And more importantly, learn why you need to know about carrying out these checks

 

 DSA Show Me Tell Me Under the Bonnet

 

Find out about the vehicle safety (or ‘show me, tell me’) questions that you might be asked at your driving test relating to ‘under the bonnet. And more importantly, learn why you need to know about carrying out these checks.