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To obtain a CDL, you will be required to pass a vehicle inspection test. The vehicle inspection test, formerly known as pre-trip, is a skills test to see if you identify which features and equipment on the test vehicle should be inspected before driving. During the test, you will be asked to do an inspection of your vehicle. You will be expected to show your knowledge of the inspection process and you will be tested to see if you know whether your vehicle is safe to drive. During the CDL inspection test, DMV does not allow the use of testing aids, other than the vehicle inspection guide in the Arizona CDL Manual. To prepare for the test, study the following sections of the CDL manual: Driving Safely and the Vehicle Inspection Test. If you do not pass the CDL inspection test, the other skills tests will be postponed.
1. When starting your vehicle, oil pressure should come up to normal:
in about a minute.
in about two minutes.
within seconds.
2. When conducting a vehicle inspection test, while the engine is off you may be asked to identify any of the following parts of the engine compartment, except:
the water pump.
the alternator.
the Anti-lock Braking System indicator.
3. Without engine oil:
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
the ABS won't work.
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
4. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
5. You should check that the _____ is solid, clear of objects, and securely bolted to the tractor frame.
sliding pintle
6. When taking the road test, you will be expected to make regular traffic checks. You should do all of the following except:
checking mirrors regularly.
checking for traffic regularly.
checking engine oil level.
7. During the road test, you will be expected to do all of the following EXCEPT:
temporarily exceed the posted speed limit when passing other vehicles.
wear your safety belt.
make regular traffic checks.
8. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Steering shaft
Drag link
9. In the steering box part of the vehicle inspection test, you should:
check that the steering box is securely mounted.
look for any missing nuts or bolts.
All of the above.
10. How can you check slack adjusters?
Use gloves and pull hard on each slack adjuster that you can reach.
Check that the spring brakes come on automatically.
Turn the electrical power on and step on and off the brake pedal.
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