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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 Michigan 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 a walk around inspection, which of the following should you check?
Condition of the front axle.
Shock absorber condition.
All of the above.
2. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Coolant level in radiator
Engine oil level
Spring hangers
3. When taking the road test, you will be evaluated on your use of turn signals. You should do all of the following except:
Activate your turn signals when required.
Activate your turn signals upon completion of a turn or lane change.
Use your turn signals properly.
4. When checking the lights before driving:
you should check them from inside the vehicle.
you should turn off the engine.
make sure the parking brake is not set.
5. When taking the road test, after driving under an overpass, you may be asked:
how wide the overpass was.
what the weight limit was.
what the posted clearance or height was.
6. When checking the condition of the steering system, you must:
Visually inspect the steering mechanism.
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Check the windshield wiper arms.
7. During the pre-trip inspection, check that the ________  supply air or hydraulic fluid to the brakes.
brake linings
slack adjusters
brake hoses or lines
8. Name some key suspension system parts.
Drag link, spindle and gear box
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
9. You are checking the dipstick to see that the oil level is within the safe operating range. The level must be:
above the coolant level.
below the refill mark.
above the refill mark.
10. Which of the following is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
Wiper blades
Steering wheel
All of the above.
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