PCV Test - 29

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Question 1 of 20

You're checking your vehicle’s tyres before starting a long motorway journey. What check should be made on each tyre?

Air pressure


Valve clearance

Tyre profile

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Question 2 of 20

What's the advantage of energy-saving tyres?

Greater tread depth

Reduced rolling resistance

Less tread depth

Increased rolling resistance

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Question 3 of 20

Why should your engine oil be changed at the recommended intervals?

To reduce friction and wear

For better steering control

To prevent oil leaks

To improve clutch wear

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Question 4 of 20

Your vehicle has broken down at night on a two-way road. How should you try to leave the vehicle?

On the left of the road

Partly on the pavement

On a grass verge

On the right of the road

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Question 5 of 20

Your coach often tows a trailer. How often should you check the trailer tyres for pressure?

At least once a week when they are cold

At least once a month when they are hot

At least once a week when they are hot

At least once a month when the trailer is fully laden

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Question 6 of 20

What should you do if you notice that two wheel nuts are missing from one of the wheels on your vehicle?

Continue your journey

Drive to the nearest tyre depot

Use a nut from another wheel

Park and phone for assistance

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Question 7 of 20

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the police carry out spot checks for faulty vehicles. What will happen to the vehicle if serious defects are found?

It will be impounded until a new driver is found

It will be restricted to 30 mph for the remainder of the journey

It will be prohibited from further use until the defects are rectified

It will be ordered back to the depot to unload goods or passengers

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Question 8 of 20

Why should you carry out a daily walk-round check before setting off?

To check your route

To check for any parking violations

To check your schedule

To check for any defects

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Question 9 of 20

You're driving a six-wheeled double-deck bus. What do you need to know about punctures on the rear tyres?

They're much easier to detect

They're more likely to happen

They're more difficult to detect

They're less likely to happen

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Question 10 of 20

Where can you get advice about carrying out repairs to your vehicle?

Workshop manuals

DVLA guidance notes

EU and UK Directives

The Health and Safety Executive

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Question 11 of 20

What can you add to diesel fuel to prevent it from becoming less effective at low temperatures?


Anti-waxing additives



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Question 12 of 20

What's the most likely reason for a diesel-engined vehicle running erratically in very cold weather?

The endurance brake engaging

The air conditioning not working

The speed limiter operating

The fuel partly solidifying

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Question 13 of 20

What would be illegal?

Using different makes of tyre on the same axle

Using a tyre with a recut tread

Using a tyre with a tread depth of 1.3 mm

Using a tyre with exposed ply or cord

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Question 14 of 20

Why should you use an approved coolant solution in your engine's cooling system?

To protect the coolant from freezing

For easier starting from cold

To prevent the air tank from freezing

For effective cab heating

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Question 15 of 20

You notice that one of your tyres has a bulge in the side wall. What will happen if you drive the vehicle?

Your tachograph reading will not be accurate

Your speedometer will give an incorrect reading

The vehicle will become unstable on corners

At speed, the tyre could overheat and burst

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Question 16 of 20

Some buses have different-sized wheels on the front and rear. What do you need to be aware of when driving at high speeds on long journeys?

The tyres on the larger wheels are more likely to overheat

The tyres on the smaller wheels are more likely to overheat

The tyres on the larger wheels are more likely to lose pressure

The tyres on the smaller wheels are more likely to lose pressure

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Question 17 of 20

What should you do if your power-assisted steering fails suddenly?

Continue driving to the nearest repair centre

Return to the depot

Continue your journey at a slower speed

Park and get help

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Question 18 of 20

A tyre has been replaced on your vehicle. What precautions should be taken when tightening the wheel nuts?

Tighten the nuts in a clockwise direction

Fully tighten each nut before moving to the next

Tighten the nuts evenly with a torque wrench

Tighten the nuts with an air-operated power tool

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Question 19 of 20

You need to stop and get out of your vehicle. When should you use the parking brake?

After the service brake has been released

Only if you park on a gradient

Whenever you leave the vehicle

After the air pressure has dropped

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Question 20 of 20

What's the best way to lift a heavy object?

Twisting your back while lifting

Having a stable position

Holding the load at arm's length

Lifting the load as quickly as possible