Windsor Driving Test Pass for Finn Cox

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Windsor Driving Test Pass Success

Congratulations to Finn Cox of Windsor who passed hit driving test in Slough this morning on his Very FIRST attempt. The test included following signs for independent driving and a forward bay park as well as an emergency stop and he only picked up 4 driving faults.
All the best from Andy Shrimpton and all the team at Blue Driving School.

Windsor Driving Test Pass for Finn Cox
Windsor Driving Test Pass for Finn Cox

Driving Lessons in the Windsor area of Berkshire

Your Berkshire driving instructor will collect you for your first driving lesson, and will provide all of the relevant information concerning your training programme. This will cover all aspects of the teaching syllabus, including information about how and when to apply for your theory test. The Blue School of Motoring instructor will also help you the pupil in how to study effectively for the theory test, this will cover choosing the appropriate Apps for your future study. You can get loads of advice on what to buy from your instructor.

Driving Tests in the Berkshire area are carried out at Windsor DTC.

The driving test is straightforward. It is designed to see if you can drive safely, know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. You will be given directions in good time and asked to carry out set exercises. The driving test lasts approximately 38 / 40 minutes.

You will be asked to carry out a reversing manoeuvres, they may be one of the following:

  • A reverse on the right in the Road
  • A Reverse Parallel Park, Next to a Vehicle
  • A Reverse Park into a Parking Bay
  • A Drive into a bay and the Reverse out
  • You may also be asked to carry out an Emergency Stop, plus you will be asked to drive independently for about 20 minutes. The test routes include areas such as Windsor, Berkshire, Wexham, Datchet, Cippenham.

Show Me Tell Me

Candidate will have to either SHOW or EXPLAIN how to do simple maintenance tasks.

At the start of the practical test the Examiner will ask the pupil a ‘Tell Me’ question, for example “Tell me how youwould change a tyre”. This would be followed by a ‘Show Me’ question, for example “Show me where to check the oil level”. A candidate will not FAIL a Driving Test for a wrong answer however they will get ONE Driving Faultif they are wrong. This test will be included inside the existing time limit for the practical test which means less time spend out on the road.

Example one

  • Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

  • Show me/explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.

Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

Example two

  • Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.

Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

  • Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

Example three

  • Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.

Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.

  • Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).

Example four

  • Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

  • Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.

Example five

  • Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.

  • Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

Example six

  • Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

  • Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

Example seven

  • Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

  • Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and check functioning of all indicators.

Example eight

  • Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

  • Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

Example nine

  • Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

To cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

  • Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Check is carried out by using control (turn on ignition if necessary).

Example ten

  • Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

  • Show me/explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate.

Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

Example eleven

  • Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum marker.

  • Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

Example twelve

  • Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolantlevel and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.

Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

  • Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

For more info on any of the above email: info@blueschoolofmotoring.com

Windsor Driving School

St Johns Drive
WIndsor, Berkshire SL4 3RA
Phone: 01373 472225
URL: https://www.blueschoolofmotoring.com/

Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

 


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