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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 the external inspection, you should check that the _______ (if equipped) are evenly centered, with the dual wheels and tires evenly separated, and are not bent, damaged, or rusted through.
axle seals
All of the above.
2. During the vehicle inspection test, you may be asked to:
check the engine oil level.
replace the electrical and brake lines.
change the coolant.
3. When inspecting your vehicle, before checking the engine compartment be sure that:
the parking brakes are on and/or wheels chocked.
the fire extinguisher is properly charged and rated.
all lights are working.
4. Exhaust system parts should NOT:
rub against tires.
rub against fuel system tires.
All of the above.
5. When inspecting your vehicle for suspension system defects, look for:
cracked or broken spring hangers.
leaking shock absorbers.
All of the above.
6. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, the driver should look under the vehicle for all of the following except:
Windshield wiper fluid
7. Vehicle inspections should be done routinely _______ operating the vehicle.
8. During the vehicle inspection test, you will be asked to:
move your vehicle forward, backward.
change the coolant.
explain to the examiner what you would inspect and why.
9. As part of your pre-trip inspection, make sure:
the vehicle is not overloaded.
the cargo is balanced properly.
All of the above.
10. When checking the condition of the visible parts during your pre-trip inspection, make sure that the _________ are secured against rubbing, snagging or wearing.
air lines and electrical wiring
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MI Vehicle Inspection Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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