Q. Show Me how you would check the horn is working (off road only)

Answer: how to check the horn is working

To check the horn, all you need to do is press it and listen to make sure it works. With certain makes of cars, you may need to turn the ignition on first. If you are taking your driving test at a test centre without a car park, and are parked on the road, you may be asked to just point to where you would press to make the horn work. The reason for this is that the horn should only be used as a warning, and if you were to use it on the road, you may confuse other road users.

Why should this check be done?

The horn is a safety feature of the car, and needs to be checked periodically to ensure it is working. Imagine you arrive at a situation where the horn may be needed and it doesn’t function. The result may be that you weren’t able to warn other road users of the potential danger.

How often should I check my horn?

As I guide, I would recommend to check your handbrake at least monthly, but really you could be checking it on a weekly basis, as you never know when the need to use your horn may arise.

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