Check List in Technical terms
This is information for:
The Practical Driving Test last 30 minutes - including questions about the tecnical issues of the vechicle
If the Expert (teacher or police) does not ask about anything - then you start driving immediately.
If you can not answer these questions satisfactory, then the driving test will not be completed.
The following guidelines have been prepared based on the guidance provided in the lesson plan.
The owner is responsible ensuring that legal aspects of the car are in order.
The driver is responsible ensuring the attention of safety-related features of the car are in order, working properly and fulfilling legal requirements, particularly the steering, brakes and lights.
Main head lights (high beams)
2 - 4 or more symetrical white or yellowish lights.
Has to illuminate the road at least 100 m ahead.
The steering must function easily, safely and quickly. There must be no noticeable free play (See below) in the steering system itself or generally in any of the related parts.
The wheels must precisely follow the movements of the steering wheel.
Movement of the steering wheel must not encounter any uneven resistance, or cause any Inappropriate sounds
The steering must be "self-centering" - means: Straighten up by itself after a turn.
Free play in the steering wheel
"(Free) play" is the distance you can turn the steering wheel without the wheels are moving.
There must not be any free play in the steering wheel of new cars.
Old cars with classic steering are allowed to have 5 cm of free play.
Checking / measuring free play in the steering wheel
Cars with power-assisted steering must have the engine running.
Make sour the front wheels are pointing forwards, as for driving straight ahead.
Roll down the window of the left front door.
Get out of the car and turn the steering wheel - through the window - left and right.
Observe the front wheels when you do this.
If you can turn the steering wheel without the wheels are moving, there is free play in the steering system - that Is not permitted.
The engine and the exhaust system
The surface of the engine has to be clean and no leak of oil or other liquids.
The engine must not produce any unnecessary smoke or noice.
The exhaust system must have no holes or leaks
- otherwise there may be a danger of carbon monoxide poisioning
You must point out / explain the following
Oil dipstick and topping up the oil.
Oil level: between "min." "max."marks.
Power-assisted-steering fluid container and pump.
Fluid level: between "min." "max."marks
Cooling liquid (radiator fluid). Fluid level: between "min." "max." marks.
Brake fluid container. fluid level: between "mine." "max."marks.
Windscreen-cleanser liquid container. Must always contain liquid.
Types of tires
You need to know the different types: radial, cross-ply, summer, winter, off-road, and so on.
The car must have the same type of tires on all four wheels.
The car must have the same brand and size of tires on the same axle.
The main tread pattern must be the least 1.6 mm deep.
Some tires having a directional tread pattern with arrows - and must be mounted so the arrows are pointing forwards.
Studded tires is permitted from 1th of November to 15th of April.
Tyres and wheel rims
Tyres and wheel frames must be undamaged.
The tires must not have any cracks or be damaged in any way.
The tire pressure must be correct - as indicated by the car maker.
Information on correct tire pressure in the car user's manual or at the petrol station.
License for category B
You are allowed to drive with following vehicles:
Car with 9 seats incl. driver
Vans and trucks with gross vehicle weight up to 3,500 kg
Collecting and power tools
Preview of max. 750 kg
Trailer Exceeding 750 kg if the total gross combination does not exeed 4.250 kg and the trailer weight does not exeed the car weight of 50 kg or more.
Registrated mopeds exceed
Shock absorber system
The shock absorbers must work on all four wheels.
The car must settle into place at once after the car forcefully has been pushed downwards (above the shock absorber) - no bouncing.
Likewise, the car must settle into place firmly after braking hard - no bounching.
How to check the footbrake / Emergency brake
The footbrake must have 1 cm of free play - means can easily be pressed down 1 cm - before it starts two brake the car.
Maximum half way down the brake must be hard and firm.
The brake pedal must be fitted with a no-slip surface
The emergency brake is the one circuit of a braking system that still works after the other system are broken down,
If the brake pedal can be pressed further down than half way - but still feels firm and hard - that is the emergency brake.
You are allowed to drive to the nearest garage - or nearest exit on a motorway with the emergency brake.
The emergency brake can also be the handbrake in old cars - that only have one braking system.
The footbrake is hydraulic - that is: Have pressurized fluid in tubes or hoses.
The footbrake must work on all wheels and make the car slow down and stop the car, safely, and efficient at any speed, and at any load.
Vacuum-assisted brake system / power brakes (vacuum booster)
The footbrake is equipped with a vacuum booster.
Means: Demands only light pressure on the brake pedal.
Checking the Vacuum Booster .:
Press on the foot brake hard and then start the engine -
The brake pedal must then sink a little
Remember to bring your valid passport with you to the practical driving test
Good luck with your driving test, and with your driving license!
Handbrake (parking brake)
The handbrake must be mechanical and work by affecting at least 2 wheels - front or to the rear.
The handbrake must have free progression upwards and to maintain a brake tension.
The handbrake must hold the car in place on a slop or inclined road.
The car must be fitted with safety belts on all seats.
The safety belts must be approwed.
Must be kept
clean with a washer-wiper system and cleaning fluid that works automatically.
The car must be fitted with an approwed system that prevents theft.
The car should have an approwed warning triangle, have to be used if the car breaks down in a place where its presents a danger two others, or where stopping and parking are forbidden.
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