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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 Minnesota 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. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
U-Bolts, anchor plate and bellows
Tie rod, drag link, and gear box
Torque rod, leaf spring, spring shackle
2. When making a lane change during the skills test, you should:
make the necessary traffic checks first.
come to a complete stop first.
apply the parking brake.
avoid using your mirrors.
3. During the vehicle inspection test, you may be asked to:
remove a spare electrical fuse.
check the engine oil level.
replace the electrical and brake lines.
change the coolant.
4. Key suspension system parts include:
Tie rod
Lock rings
Bearing plates
All of the above.
5. When taking the road test, after driving under an overpass, you may be asked:
what the license plate number of the vehicle ahead of you was.
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.
Check the windshield wiper arms.
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Test what happens under braking conditions.
7. Which of the following is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
Steering wheel
Mirrors and windshield
Wiper blades
All of the above.
8. As part of your pre-trip inspection, make sure:
your cargo does not obscure your view.
the cargo is balanced properly.
the vehicle is not overloaded.
All of the above.
9. When checking the steering system during your pre-trip inspection you should look for:
mismatched lock rings.
cracked drums.
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
shoes or pads with oil or grease on them.
10. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Leaf spring, torque rod, front axle hanger
Lug nuts, rims, tire
Axle, main spring, spring shackle
Tie rod, drag link, spindle
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MN 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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