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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 Indiana 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. Wheel and rim problems include:
mismatched lock rings.
missing clamps.
rust around wheel nuts.
All of the above.
2. During the vehicle inspection, you should check your clutch for:
All of the above.
3. During the vehicle inspection test, when asked to check the power steering fluid you should:
indicate where power steering fluid dipstick is located.
ensure that the power steering fluid level is above the refill mark.
check for adequate power steering fluid level.
All of the above.
4. As part of the external inspection, check that all _______ are present, free of cracks and distortions, and show no signs of looseness.
brake linings
axle seals
lug nuts
5. In a vehicle inspection, all lug nuts should:
be free of cracks.
be free of distortions.
show no signs of looseness.
All of the above.
6. When you inspect the front of your vehicle as part of the walk around inspection, you check all of the following EXCEPT:
the air pressure gauge.
the condition of your front axle.
the condition of the steering system.
the condition of the windshield.
7. During the driving test, when approaching a railroad crossing, you should _________ while your vehicle is in the crossing.
change lanes
not change gears
pass slow moving vehicles
None of the above.
8. During the basic control skills test, what is the maximum number of times you may look to check the position of your vehicle in the the straight-line backing exercise?
9. Wheel bearing seals should be checked for:
twisted axles.
10. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, which of the following could be a sign of trouble?
Inflated tires
Parking brake is on
Fresh oil under the vehicle
All of the above
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IN CDL Inspection Test

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