Ireland Driving Test 24

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What is the function of an engine oil filter?

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Explantion: The oil filter collects impurities and sediment from the oil and so helps to reduce damage and wear and tear on the engine. The oil filter must be changed regularly — this is usually done when the vehicle is being serviced.

If a driver notices that parts of their vehicle’s body have been affected by rust, what should they do?

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Explantion: Over time vehicles may become affected by rust to various degrees. You should inspect your vehicle's body periodically and if you find signs of rust you should have it assessed and repaired if necessary to prevent further deterioration.

The presence of leaded fuel.

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Explantion: Many vehicles are fitted with various warning lights and gauges. A red zone or a warning light on a fuel gauge means the vehicle is low in fuel and should be re-fuelled as soon as possible.

If a vehicle is driven with low oil pressure, what effect does this have on its engine?

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Explantion: Low oil pressure is usually related to low oil level or to a faulty oil pump. You should check the oil level in your vehicle regularly, and if it is low, top it up. If you find you have to top up very often, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic to see if there is a problem.

What effect can a worn shock absorber have on a vehicle?

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Explantion: A worn shock absorber can make a vehicle difficulty to control especially on uneven surfaces and it can increase stopping distance.

What happens if the vehicle has a flat battery?

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Explantion: All motor vehicles have a battery to supply power. primarily to start the engine. If the battery is flat, you will not be able to start the engine in the normal way. When the engine is running, it produces its own electricity to recharge the battery and run the various electrical components, including lights, heating, the radio and so on.

If the vehicle’s oil-pressure gauge is reading low or the red oil-pressure warning light comes on, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: Oil circulation is essential for the safe running of your vehicle's engine. If the warning lights or gauges tell you that the oil is low or the pressure is low, you should stop as soon as you can in safe place, check the oil level, and top up if necessary Continuing to drive may damage the engine. If the problem is not just related to the oil level, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic.

If the oil gauge shows little or no pressure, what could the problem be?

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Explantion: You should check the oil level in your vehicle regularly, and if it is low, top it up. If you find you have to top up very often, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic to see if there is a problem.

What should someone do before checking the engine oil level on a vehicle?

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Explantion: You should have a basic knowledge of the regular checks that should be carried out on your vehicle. Checking the engine oil level is important — do this with the engine switched off.

If driving a vehicle with automatic transmission, what in particular should a driver be aware of?

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Explantion: When you are driving an automatic vehicle and you release the accelerator, the vehicle will not slow at the same rate as a vehicle with a manual gearbox. You should be aware of this, as you may need to apply the brake earlier in order to stop where required.

What does this dial provide information on?

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Explantion: The rev counter measures the speed of the engine. in 'revolutions per minute' Generally, the higher the revs, the more fuel the engine is using, so you should keep an eye on the rev counter to help you drive in a more eco-friendly manner.

While driving, the driver notices the vehicle temperature gauge showing red. What should they do?

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Explantion: Many vehicles are fitted with various warning lights and gauges. A warning light or a red zone on a temperature gauge means the engine is starting to overheat and the vehicle should not be driven until the problem is rectified.

What should a driver do if they notice steam rising from the engine compartment?

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Explantion: When a vehicle shows signs of overheating, you should stop in a safe place and investigate the problem. Do not drive a vehicle whose engine is overheating, as this could damage the engine.

What effect would a weakly charged battery have on a vehicle’s driving performance?

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Explantion: It might be difficult to start a car with a weak battery, but once the engine is running, it makes no difference. You should replace the battery before it runs out completely.

What may happen if the vehicle’s engine oil is not changed regularly?

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Explantion: Engine oil becomes dirty over time and must be changed. The oil change is usually done when the vehicle is being serviced.

While driving, a driver notices a strong smell of fuel. What should they do?

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Explantion: A strong smell of fuel is usually an indication that something is wrong. and you should stop and investigate as soon as possible. Leaking or spilling petrol can be dangerous because it is so combustible, and leaking diesel fuel can make the road very slippery.

What does a rev counter provide information on?

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Explantion: The rev counter measures the speed of the engine. in 'revolutions per minute' Generally, the higher the revs, the more fuel the engine is using, so you should keep an eye on the rev counter to help you drive in a more eco-friendly manner.

If a driver applies the foot brake and hears a scraping noise, what is the most likely cause?

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Explantion: You should test your brakes before setting out on a journey. If when driving you a scraping noise when you press the brake, the most likely reason is that the brake linings or pads are worn. In this case, your brakes won't work as well as they should. Have worn brake linings or pads replaced immediately.

How does a driver know when there is a problem with the brakes in their vehicle?

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Explantion: You should test your brakes before setting out on a journey. If when you are braking you notice that it takes longer than usual to bring the vehicle to a stop, you should have the brakes checked by a mechanic immediately.

If, when driving along, the driver notices that the engine power is lower than normal, what should they do?

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Explantion: If when driving you notice that the vehicle seems underpowered, you should have the it checked by a competent mechanic as soon as possible. This could be a symptom of one of a number of problems.

When is it recommended to use coolant or antifreeze?

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Explantion: The purpose of coolant is to keep the engine cool during operation. Coolant is usually a mixture of water and antifreeze —this ensures that the coolant does not freeze in very cold weather.

What is the purpose of the battery fitted to a petrol - or diesel - powered motor vehicle?

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Explantion: The primary purpose of the battery is to start the engine. When the engine is running, it produces its own electricity to charge the battery and run the various electrical components, including lights, heating, radio and so on.

What effect does automatic transmission have on engine braking power?

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Explantion: When driving an automatic vehicle and you release the acceleration, the vehicle will not slow at the same rate as a vehicle with a manual gearbox. You should be aware of this, as you may need to apply the brake earlier in order to stop where required.

What is the purpose of engine oil?

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Explantion: The purpose of engine oil is to lubricate and cool the moving parts of the engine.

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