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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 Mississippi 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 is true about the skills test?
You don't have to take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in the type of vehicle for which you wish to be licensed.
You must take the skills tests in a vehicle that has components marked or labeled.
It doesn't matter what vehicle you use to take these tests.
2. When checking the steering system for defects, you should look for:
loose, broken, or missing tailpipes.
cut or cracked valve stems.
bent, loose, or broken parts, such as tie rods.
missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring.
3. A battery/box check is important. Wherever located, see that battery(ies) are secure, connections are tight, and cell caps are present. Also, make sure that:
the battery box and cover or door is open.
battery connections do not show signs of excessive corrosion, and battery box and cover or door is not damaged and is secure.
battery connections show signs of corrosion.
None of the above.
4. During the vehicle inspection test, after checking the area around the vehicle for hazards, and before opening the engine compartment door, you should:
remove the battery.
check that the parking brakes are set and/or the wheels are chocked.
depress the clutch.
check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir.
5. Which of the following is a suspension system defect?
Leaking shock absorbers
Leaking power steering cylinder
Loose exhaust pipes
Leaking brake fluid
6. When checking the condition of the steering system, you must:
grab the steering mechanism to test for looseness.
Visually inspect the steering mechanism.
Test what happens under braking conditions.
Check the windshield wiper arms.
7. What should be clean with no obstructions, illegal stickers, or damages to the glass?
The headlights.
The lighting indicators.
The windshield.
None of the above.
8. A vehicle inspection should be done:
the same way each time so you are less likely to forget something.
differently each time, so you are less likely to forget something.
once every month.
by a helper whenever possible.
9. Pre-trip inspections are:
required only for trips of more than 100 miles.
required only for trips of more than 50 miles.
required by law
10. When approaching a vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, which of the following could be a sign of trouble?
Fresh oil under the vehicle
Parking brake is on
Inflated tires
All of the above
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