Get Down and Get Dirty.The Technical changes to the Irish Driving Test

Written by Robin Piggott

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Questions on brakes will cover bothrepparttar footbrake and handbrake, and on steering will deal with cars that both have power steering and those that don’t .Of course there are still a few older cars out there without P.A.S. It’s worth adding torepparttar 148934 list , one more item of importance torepparttar 148935 Driver—that ofrepparttar 148936 Alternator and it’s drive belt .The fact that allrepparttar 148937 above need to be demonstrated onrepparttar 148938 Driving Test should not detract fromrepparttar 148939 need to perform these checks on a regular weekly basis. It is precisely because ofrepparttar 148940 importance of all these pieces of equipment and their monitoring, that it was deemed essential to include them inrepparttar 148941 scope ofrepparttar 148942 Driving Test.

Show Me –Tell Me……..Below is an example ofrepparttar 148943 question and answer technique to one ofrepparttar 148944 Test Questions .The full questions and answers will be provided in another follow up article and onrepparttar 148945 Astral School of Motoring website shortly.

Checkingrepparttar 148946 Oil Level. “Show merepparttar 148947 Oil filler cap and tell me how you would check forrepparttar 148948 correct level of Oil inrepparttar 148949 Engine”…Examiner “Here isrepparttar 148950 oil filler cap and to checkrepparttar 148951 oil level I would first withdrawrepparttar 148952 Oil Dip Stick, wipe it clean and then replace it momentarily. I would then withdrawrepparttar 148953 dip stick again and ensure thatrepparttar 148954 level of oil showing was betweenrepparttar 148955 minimum and maximum marks onrepparttar 148956 base ofrepparttar 148957 dip stick, preferably nearerrepparttar 148958 maximum mark. Inrepparttar 148959 event ofrepparttar 148960 oil level being lower thanrepparttar 148961 half way mark I would top up torepparttar 148962 maximum level”…Candidate

This latter sentence has been put in for good measure since it’s not much good knowing how you would checkrepparttar 148963 oil if you didn’t then follow through onrepparttar 148964 result!

Since all equipment in your car needs to be in tip top shape and regularly inspected if we are to stay safe and avoid accidents, look onrepparttar 148965 acquisition of these technical skills as two sides ofrepparttar 148966 same coin ….Safety and Economy .If you look after your equipment you will be both safe and economic. In a number of future articles we will explorerepparttar 148967 advantages of correct techniques andrepparttar 148968 impact they will have on your safety AND your bank balance.

Robin Piggott has spent a lifetime on four wheels (mostly )and is now trying to help a new generation of drivers to achieve the skills needed to stay safe.He runs Astral School of Motoring in Limerick. http;//

Girls Like Them Fast And Furious Too!

Written by Sue DeFiore

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My dad showed me how to change my oil and filter, and to take care of my car. We also worked onrepparttar brakes and much more together. I would spend a whole day, cleaning, washing and waxing that car. It wasrepparttar 148857 perfect car for my “lead foot”. I can’t countrepparttar 148858 number of cars that would pull up next to me, and reeve up their engines thinking “It’s a girl, she’ll never beat me offrepparttar 148859 line”! Well, how wrong they were. I can count on one hand those that took me offrepparttar 148860 line!

I hung around with a group of friends, mostly guys, but some girls also. The cars were varied, Mustangs, Vettes, Chargers, Chevelle’s and a multitude of street cars. We all loved cars and driving them, and especially driving them to their limits. Which we did! Did us girls always beatrepparttar 148861 guys, nah, but it was sure fun when we did!

So remember, next time you come up next to a lady driver, “Girls like them Fast and Furious Too!

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