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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 Hawaii 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. During the external inspection, check that all lug nuts:
are present.
show no signs of looseness.
All of the above.
2. When checking tires, which of the following is acceptable?
Radial and bias-ply tires used together.
Retreaded tires on the front wheels of a bus
Dual tires that do not come in contact with each other
3. To check the signal lights, do the following:
Turn off all the lights, turn on the right turn signal lights, and turn on the stop lights.
Turn off all the lights, turn on the stop lights, and turn on the left turn signal lights.
Turn on all the lights, turn off the stop lights, and turn off the left turn signal lights.
4. As part of your pre-trip inspection, make sure:
the cargo is balanced properly.
the vehicle is not overloaded.
All of the above.
5. When checking your tires during a pre-trip inspection, which of the following is acceptable?
Dual tires that come in contact with parts of the vehicle
Cracks in the tires
Tires made by different manufacturers
6. During the vehicle inspection test, after starting the engine the coolant temperature should:
decrease gradually.
rise quickly.
rise slowly.
7. If the coolant container is not part of the pressurized system:
you should remove the container cap and wait until the system has cooled.
you should never remove the radiator cap or any part of the pressurized system until the system has cooled.
you can safely remove the cap and add coolant even when the engine is hot.
8. During the skills test, when driving on the expressway, you should:
change lanes frequently.
use mirrors to check traffic.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
9. When taking the road test, if asked to make a turn you should:
use turn signals.
check for traffic in all directions.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
Torque rod, leaf spring, spring shackle
Tie rod, drag link, and gear box
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