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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 Kansas 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 entering traffic on an expressway during the skills test, you should:
slow down to a crawl.
check for traffic.
avoid using turn signals.
cut other drivers off if needed.
2. What is the most important reason for doing a vehicle inspection?
Safety for yourself and for other road users.
It's required by law.
To avoid fines.
Liability insurance.
3. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Tie rod
Drag link
Steering shaft
4. Without engine oil:
the engine can be destroyed rapidly.
the ABS won't work.
traction will be reduced.
exhaust emissions will be reduced.
5. During the pre-trip inspection, when starting the engine you should:
listen for unusual noises.
check the coolant level in the radiator.
press the brake pedal.
fasten your safety belt.
6. You pump the brake pedal three times, then hold it down for five seconds, making sure that the pedal does not move. You are checking:
the air brakes.
the parking brake.
the hydraulic brakes.
the service brake.
7. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
start the engine and listen for unusual noises.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
make sure the parking brake is on.
8. Broken suspension parts can be very dangerous. When inspecting your vehicle for suspension system defects, look for:
Broken leaves in a multi-leaf spring.
Spring hangers that allow movement of axle from proper position.
Damaged air suspension systems.
All of the above.
9. When performing the stop/start maneuver during the skills test, once stopped you should do all of the following, except:
Activate your right turn signal.
Apply the parking brake.
Activate your 4-way emergency flashers.
Cancel your turn signal.
10. __________ are devices designed to absorb and damp jolts and vibrations.
Shock absorbers
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KS CDL Inspection Test

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