Controls Of A Car

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A-Class Driving School - Online driving quiz - controlsKnowing the controls of the car are vitally important. I've had a student fail their test before because she couldn't remember where the windscreen wiper stalk was! Make sure you know what every button, knob, dial, pedal, and switch does. Don't be afraid to ask in the lesson, that's what driving instructors are there for. The other reason why you should know what everything does is that you'll be tested on this in the "show me, tell me" section of the practical test. Two questions will be Read moreasked right at the start of the test. Make sure you know all of them before you're final exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which pedal does what?

    • A.

      Left pedal - gas, middle pedal brake, right pedal - clutch

    • B.

      LP - clutch, MP - brake, RP - gas

    • C.

      LP - brake, MP - gas, RP - clutch

    • D.

      LP - clutch, MP - gas, RP - brake

    Correct Answer
    B. LP - clutch, MP - brake, RP - gas
    Explanation
    The left pedal is the clutch, which is used to engage and disengage the engine from the transmission. The middle pedal is the brake, which is used to slow down or stop the vehicle. The right pedal is the gas, which is used to accelerate the vehicle.

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  • 2. 

    When changing gear, which pedal do you need to depress before moving the gear stick?

    • A.

      Brake

    • B.

      Gas

    • C.

      Clutch

    Correct Answer
    C. Clutch
    Explanation
    When changing gears, it is necessary to depress the clutch pedal before moving the gear stick. The clutch pedal is used to disengage the engine from the transmission, allowing the driver to shift gears smoothly. By pressing the clutch pedal, the driver interrupts the power flow from the engine to the wheels, enabling them to change gears without causing damage to the transmission or stalling the engine. Therefore, depressing the clutch pedal is essential for a successful gear change.

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  • 3. 

    When should you change into 2nd gear after moving away?

    • A.

      At 5mph

    • B.

      At 10mph

    • C.

      At 20mph

    • D.

      Whenever

    Correct Answer
    B. At 10mph
    Explanation
    When moving away, it is generally recommended to change into 2nd gear at around 10mph. This is because 2nd gear provides a good balance between power and speed, allowing the vehicle to smoothly accelerate while still being able to handle the low speeds commonly encountered when starting from a stop. Changing into 2nd gear too early (at 5mph) may cause the engine to struggle, while changing too late (at 20mph) may result in a jerky transition and potential damage to the gearbox. Therefore, 10mph is the optimal speed for changing into 2nd gear after moving away.

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  • 4. 

    Where should your seat be positioned?

    • A.

      So you can easily reach the wheel

    • B.

      So you can fully depress all 3 pedals without over extending your legs

    • C.

      So your knees are tucked up under the wheel

    • D.

      So that your leg is fully extended and straight when pressing the pedals

    Correct Answer
    A. So you can easily reach the wheel
    Explanation
    The correct position for your seat in a vehicle is so that you can easily reach the wheel and have a comfortable driving posture. While the other considerations are important for safety and comfort, the primary reason for adjusting the seat is to ensure you have proper control of the steering wheel.

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  • 5. 

    Where should your head restraint be positioned?

    • A.

      Above your head

    • B.

      At the nape of your neck

    • C.

      Your ears and eyes being halfway up the cushion

    • D.

      Where ever you want

    Correct Answer
    C. Your ears and eyes being halfway up the cushion
    Explanation
    The head restraint should be positioned with your ears and eyes being halfway up the cushion. This position ensures that the head restraint provides proper support and protection to your head and neck in case of a collision or sudden stop. Placing it at the nape of your neck or above your head would not provide the necessary support and could lead to injuries in case of an accident.

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  • 6. 

    When stopping, which pedal do you need to depress to stop the car from stalling?

    • A.

      Gas

    • B.

      Brake

    • C.

      Clutch

    Correct Answer
    C. Clutch
    Explanation
    To stop the car from stalling when stopping, you need to depress the clutch pedal. The clutch pedal is used to disengage the engine from the transmission, allowing you to change gears or bring the car to a complete stop without stalling the engine. By depressing the clutch pedal, you disconnect the engine's power from the wheels, preventing the car from stalling and allowing you to stop smoothly.

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  • 7. 

    What should you be able to see in your rear view mirror

    • A.

      The back seats

    • B.

      The ceiling of the car

    • C.

      The entire rear window

    Correct Answer
    C. The entire rear window
    Explanation
    You should be able to see the entire rear window in your rear view mirror. The purpose of the rear view mirror is to provide a clear view of what is happening behind your vehicle. Being able to see the entire rear window allows you to have a better understanding of the traffic and potential hazards behind you, which is crucial for safe driving.

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  • 8. 

    What should you be able to see in your door mirrors?

    • A.

      Mostly sky

    • B.

      Mostly road

    • C.

      The horizon halfway up with a slither of car door visible

    Correct Answer
    C. The horizon halfway up with a slither of car door visible
    Explanation
    In your door mirrors, you should be able to see the horizon halfway up with a slither of car door visible. This is important for maintaining proper visibility and awareness of your surroundings while driving. By having the horizon in view, you can gauge the distance and position of objects in relation to your vehicle. Additionally, being able to see a small portion of your car door helps in monitoring the position and movement of your vehicle within the lane.

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  • 9. 

    Which way should you move the indicator stalk to show your intending to move/turn left?

    • A.

      Down

    • B.

      Up

    Correct Answer
    A. Down
    Explanation
    To indicate your intention to move or turn left, you should move the indicator stalk down. This action activates the left turn signal, which alerts other drivers of your intended maneuver. Moving the indicator stalk up, on the other hand, activates the right turn signal. Therefore, the correct answer is "Down."

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  • 10. 

    What should you not do with your hands whilst driving?

    • A.

      Take them off the wheel

    • B.

      Cross them whilst turning

    • C.

      Wave at people

    Correct Answer
    B. Cross them whilst turning
    Explanation
    When driving, it is important to keep both hands on the wheel for better control and maneuverability. Crossing your hands while turning can lead to a loss of control and make it difficult to react quickly in case of any unexpected situations on the road. By keeping your hands on the wheel in the proper position, you can maintain a firm grip and have better control over the steering, ensuring a safer driving experience.

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