Could You Fix A Car?

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Could You Fix A Car? - Quiz

Would you know what to do if your car broke down? Could you fix an overheated engine or change a wheel without any help? For those who are already shaking their heads - a car maintenance course could be for you, but why not test your automotive know how with our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the most important thing to do before checking your engine oil? 

    • A.

      Wipe the dipstick clean of oil

    • B.

      Shake off the oil on the dipstick

    • C.

      Tap the dipstick against the side of the engine

    • D.

      Fill up the oil

    Correct Answer
    A. Wipe the dipstick clean of oil
    Explanation
    If you use the reading when you have first pulled the dipstick out it might not be accurate

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  • 2. 

    What is the most important thing to remember when tightening lug nuts? 

    • A.

      To tighten the lug nuts in a clockwise direction

    • B.

      To tighten the lug nuts in an anticlockwise direction

    • C.

      To tighten the lug nuts in a criss cross pattern

    Correct Answer
    C. To tighten the lug nuts in a criss cross pattern
    Explanation
    When tightening lug nuts, it is important to remember to tighten them in a criss cross pattern. This means that you should start by tightening one lug nut, then move to the lug nut opposite to it, and continue in a diagonal pattern until all lug nuts are tightened. This ensures that the pressure is evenly distributed and prevents any one lug nut from being tightened more than the others. Tightening in a criss cross pattern helps to ensure that the wheel is properly secured and reduces the risk of it becoming loose while driving.

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  • 3. 

    True or false, low tyre pressure has an impact on fuel economy? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Low tyre pressure can have a significant impact on fuel economy. When the tyre pressure is low, the rolling resistance of the tyres increases, causing the engine to work harder and consume more fuel to maintain the same speed. This extra effort required to move the vehicle results in decreased fuel efficiency. Therefore, it is essential to regularly check and maintain the recommended tyre pressure to improve fuel economy and reduce fuel consumption.

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  • 4. 

    How long do car batteries last? 

    • A.

      1-3 years

    • B.

      2-4 years

    • C.

      3-5 years

    • D.

      8-10 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 3-5 years
    Explanation
    Car batteries typically last around 3-5 years. This is because over time, the chemical reactions within the battery that produce electricity become less efficient. Additionally, factors such as extreme temperatures, frequent short trips, and lack of maintenance can also contribute to a shorter lifespan for car batteries. Regular maintenance, such as checking the battery's voltage and keeping it clean, can help extend its life.

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  • 5. 

    What is the biggest mistake people make when changing a flat tyre? 

    • A.

      Jacking the car in the wrong spot on the frame

    • B.

      Not tightening the lug nuts enough

    • C.

      Not remembering to put the jack on level ground

    Correct Answer
    C. Not remembering to put the jack on level ground
    Explanation
    When changing a flat tire, one of the biggest mistakes people make is forgetting to put the jack on level ground. This is important because if the ground is not level, it can cause the car to become unstable and potentially fall off the jack. It is crucial to ensure that the car is on a flat and stable surface before attempting to change a tire to ensure safety and prevent any accidents.

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  • 6. 

    If your car doesn't have a reservoir for antifreeze/coolant, you should wait until the engine has cooled down and pour the fluid directly into your...

    • A.

      Gas Tank

    • B.

      Radiator

    • C.

      Wind shield

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Radiator
    Explanation
    If your car doesn't have a reservoir for antifreeze/coolant, you should wait until the engine has cooled down and pour the fluid directly into your radiator. The radiator is responsible for cooling the engine by transferring heat from the coolant to the air. Without a reservoir, the radiator is the only place where the coolant can be added. Pouring the fluid into the gas tank or windshield would be incorrect as they are not related to the cooling system of the car. Therefore, the correct answer is radiator.

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  • 7. 

    Your car uses six primary fluids that should be checked on a regular basis. Which of these is not one of those six? 

    • A.

      Engine oil

    • B.

      Coolant

    • C.

      Power steering fluid

    • D.

      Brake fluid

    • E.

      Tire fluid

    • F.

      Transmission fluid

    • G.

      Windscreen wiper fluid

    Correct Answer
    E. Tire fluid
    Explanation
    The question asks which of the fluids is not one of the six primary fluids that should be checked on a regular basis. The six primary fluids that should be checked are engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windscreen wiper fluid. Tire fluid is not a primary fluid that needs to be checked regularly, therefore it is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Put these cars in order of engine size - Audi A5, Fiat 500, Jaguar F-Type, Land Rover Freelancer 

    • A.

      Audi A5, Fiat 500, Jaguar F-Type, Land Rover Freelancer

    • B.

      Fiat 500, Audi A5, Land Rover Freelancer, Jaguar F-Type

    • C.

      Fiat 500, Audi A5, Jaguar F-Type, Land Rover Freelancer

    • D.

      Jaguar F-Type, Fiat 500, Audi A5, Land Rover Freelancer

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiat 500, Audi A5, Land Rover Freelancer, Jaguar F-Type
    Explanation
    The correct order of the cars based on engine size, from smallest to largest, is Fiat 500, Audi A5, Land Rover Freelancer, and Jaguar F-Type.

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