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Q. Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washers and wipers

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Firstly, you will need to turn on the ignition so the washers/wipers have power. The controls will vary from car to car, but the car I give driving lessons in, which is the one in the video above, is a Ford Fiesta. To wash the front windscreen, push the end of the right control stalk in for a few seconds until there’s enough water on the window. The wipers will continue to wipe several times before stopping on their own. The rear window can be washed by pulling the stalk and holding it towards you for a few seconds. Once you’ve applied enough water, you will need to push the stalk away from you to turn the wipers off, otherwise they will continue to wipe intermittently.

Why is it important to know how to do this?

The windows may need be cleaned at any time throughout the year, not just during the winter, therefore it is important to know how to use all of your ancillary controls. Imagine driving down a fast moving road, your window gets dirty from the spray of another vehicle and you don’t know how to wash your windows. In just a few seconds the effects of not seeing clearly could be fatal.

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How to check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear

Driving Lesson Questions

  1. Q. Show Me how to check the parking brake (handbrake) for excessive wear, make sure you keep safe control of the vehicle.


To check the handbrake, you should firstly press firmly on the footbrake.  This will ensure that the car doesn’t move whilst you’re performing the check.  Then all you need to do is release the handbrake, then reapply it, ensuring that it is secure and does not come to the end of the working travel.  All I mean by ‘not coming to the end of the working travel’ is that the handbrake does not come too far up. You can then release the footbrake.

Why Do I need to check the Hand Brake for Wear?

Regular checks to the handbrake are important to ensure the car remains secure when you intend it to be.  Failure to check the handbrake may mean that one day, you park on a hill, then return to find your car not where you expect it, possibly having rolled back into a nice, expensive car behind!

How often should I check my handbrake?

As I guide, I would recommend to check your handbrake at least weekly, but really you could be checking it on a daily basis, as every time you drive you will need to use your handbrake, so you might as well check it regularly.

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