• Grade 'a' Dvsa instructor

    Automatic lessons are taught in a dual controlled Toyota Yaris

  • FRee theory training

    Alongside the practical driving, free access to theory test training will also be provided at no extra cost

  • Automatic lessons

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Show Me Tell Me Questions

About the questions
The examiner will ask you one:
‘Tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving. 
‘Show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving.

‘Show me’ questions
When it’s safe to do so:
Can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?
Can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?
Can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?
Can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?
Can you show me how you’d operate the horn?
Can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?
Can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

‘Tell me’ questions
1. Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

2. Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

4. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quaters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference.

5. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

6. Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.

7. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

8. Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car.
Explain you’d operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.

9. Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. 
Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

10. Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you’d use it/them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.

11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.
Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

12. Tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

13. Tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

14. Tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.

Testimonials

  • Justine-Holly Fisk - Passed 16/12/2021
    I have been learning with Tom from being a complete beginner and passed my test today. From day 1, Tom has eased all my anxieties and helped shape me into a capable driver. He's a very calm, patient, friendly and approachable instructor who makes it feel like you're in the car with a friend, rather than a teacher. He has a lot of knowledge and experience and genuinely wants to see his pupils succeed. I wouldn't have been able to pass without him. I would recommend Tom to anyone and can't thank him enough for helping me to get on the road!

    Justine-Holly Fisk
  • Eammon Pang - Passed 09/12/2021
    I passed my test a few hours ago with the amazing support from Thomas. I would highly recommend him for any learner/moderate or advanced driver. He’s a very patient, calm, funny and friendly instructor. He uses an approach to help you not only enjoy the experience of driving but also build up your confidence. This approach I find very affective for everyone. I can’t thank you enough for your help Thomas and I’m glad all the hard work has all paid off today!

    Eammon Pang
  • Toinetta Burns - Passed 24/11/2021
    Tom has worked with me longer than he would normally work with his clients due to Covid. He is a very experienced Driving Instructor who takes real pride in his excellent pass rate. The automatic hybrid car that he has recently purchased is an exceptional car to learn to drive in. Tom is an experienced Instructor who will adapt his teaching techniques to meet the needs of his clients using all of the latest available technology and traditional teaching methods combined. He is patient, calm and fortunately for me he has a good sense of humour. I am recommending that you book your lessons with Tom.

    Toinetta Burns
  • Katie Sharpe - Passed 12/11/2021
    Thomas was a great driving instructor. He was supportive and made lessons fun whilst also very constructive. He also ran mock tests with me in strict real-life conditions during the lessons leading up to my test, which were invaluable. Thomas was always on time for lessons and was very communicative if he ever needed to reschedule. He also on more than one occasion organised to book me lessons where he was busy and worked later than usual, or organised swapping lessons with other students. Thomas also recommended a service with which I was able to book a driving test, which was brilliant. I’d recommend anyone to Thomas, he’s a great instructor.

    Katie Sharpe
  • Alice Babătă - Passed 04/11/2021
    First of all, I would like to thank you for your patience with me. Thank you for helping me pass the exam today. I wouldn't have succeeded without you. All the lessons were very useful and fun. From a total beginner you made me to become a good driver and feel confident. You are a very good instructor I recommend you more than I could. It was a pleasure meeting you and I learned from the BEST. A BIG thank you.

    Alice Babătă

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